December 18, 2016

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church

in the heart of Miramar, a place for gathering, healing, and sending out friends, helping to create a sense of family to find new life in Christ

Part of the United Methodist family where we make disciples for the

transformation of the world.

Celebrating 56 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for December 18, 2016 10:00 a.m. services

Fourth Sunday in Advent, Cantata

Pastor: David Range

As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.

Unison Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)   

We are always looking for evidence that God is with us. That sign is in the One to come--the One that God is sending. We want to know for sure that everything is in God’s care.  And so we cry to the heavens in our distress. Our cries are heard! God is responding in love and hope. Let us come before God with expectant hearts and spirits! Let us be ready to receive the blessed gift of the Savior. We light these candles in hope.       

 *Processional Hymn 213                                                         Lift Up Your Heads 


*Praise and worship

Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit. Visitors are invited to come to our Welcome Center on the Utopia Drive “front porch” after the service.

(Try to learn the name of someone you don’t know.)

Please stand for the reading of the gospel according to Matthew 1:18-25

Children’s Time

Welcoming New Members

*Hymn                                                              God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”

(The Nursery is open in Room 11, for children needing to be settled)

Sharing Joys & Concerns- please fill out the green sheets and hand them to the ushers.

Prayer Hymn 196                                             Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

(You are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication. If you have made a commitment to the Lord or if you would like to become a member of the church, please speak with Pastor David for prayer and the next step.)

Cantata                  “Come Let Us Adore Him”      Miramar UMC Choir

arranged by Russell Mauldin, created by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith

It’s Christmas

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Midnight Clear (Love Song)

Close to Christmas


A Christmas Alleluia


A King Like This

It’s Christmas

*Recessional Hymn 238                                    Angels We Have Heard On High

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

Events this week:

Today: NO Youth Group

Tonight: Prayer Meeting at 6 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00p.m.

Friday: Pre School Christmas Program 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Christmas Sunday, one joint 10:00 a.m. service

Looking ahead:

Saturday December 31 Watch Night Service at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday January 1 Wesley Covenant services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Feb. 1-4 are the dates to have your picture taken for the new photo directory through Lifetouch. Sign up at the table in the foyer on Sundays January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Those who have their photo taken will get a photo directory and a free 8 by 10-inch photo but you may like to order more for sharing. If you bring a small bag of food to share with the needy you will get $5 off your purchase price. Please spend the 30 minutes it will take to come on one of the days and help create a beautiful book which will help build a stronger community of faith.

Youth Fellowship for Middle and High School students will continue on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Children’s Club for Elementary School students will be held on Fridays and the next meeting is January 6.

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                  $   1948.26

Building Fund/Trust                                                                        $       58.00

Roof Repair                                                                                       $       80.50

Mission                                                                                               $     256.50                                                  

Welcome to all visitors. You are invited to stand during the service and introduce yourself, or to have someone else introduce you.  We want to give you one of our welcome packs and therefore encourage you to fill out the card and tear off the badge, write your name on it and wear it so that we can greet you during and after the service. Note that there is a wheelchair entrance from the back parking lot through the double doors. The church has a wheelchair in the back of the sanctuary for anyone wishing to assist a person coming to a meeting. Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing.

Today’s Mission offering is for Women in Distress

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

 Attendance for last Sunday 138

Prayer concerns:

Traveling mercies for Randy, Carol, Virginia for the results of her biopsy, A.J. to find work, Jessica’ brother Jesse as he travels back to St. John with hospice, Bettyanne & family upon the passing of her father Jack Gallagher, Grandma Hyacinth Robinson as she receives care at home through Roland and Phyllis, the Obama family as they prepare to leave the White House, Lucia & Aloma as they travel home for Christmas, Spencer with joy at being in worship, Annette thankful for all the concern for her brother who is now making progress, Barbara’s brother Everald Philips for improvements in sight and marital problems, for a patient Alexander James to have strength to walk, Willard praising God his sister has left hospital for rehab, for Sophia’s sister as she has her first baby, Vilma asking for continued prayers for her brother Bertie who is making improvements, for Laura to be relieved of back pain and to find money for surgery—she was encouraged by our visitor Erlinda to go ahead with God’s strength, for Heather’s husband. special guidance for Angie, Roger, Tavon, Nikkie, Stacy and families, Juliet & Clive, Ken thankful for support, Diane Unger, Dexter to be relieved of pain, Mabel Bizzell, Catherine Wheedleton, Roger Pierce. Christian Ewell & family, Vivian mourning the passing of her aunt, for the troops and their families, peace, love, tolerance, compassion, strength, joy, light.

Armed Forces: Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy; all the soldiers on board the USS Warrior, Sasebo, Japan. 

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar, FL 33023  

Tel: 954-989-4711, Fax: 954-989-4315, Email:, Like us on Facebook

Pastor David Range

Administrative Assis. Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms

Preschool Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal

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