December 20 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 20, 2009 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services.

“Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

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

Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*


Call to worship                              


Praise & Worship                                                                                     (see insert)


Lighting the fourth Advent candle, a candle of love, and singing a verse of

O Come Emmanuel”                                                                            (see insert)




*Hymn 209                                                                Blessed Be the God of Israel


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit

(Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                              Luke 1: 39-45           


Children’s Time


*Hymn 245                                                                                       The First Noel


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


Solo            “The Christmas Song – Chestnuts Roasting”              Derrick Ruffin


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


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn 136                                                           The Lord’s My Shepherd

(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer  


Anthem                        “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”                         Choir


Sermon                 “Small Towns, Big Expectations            Pastor David Range



*Hymn of Commitment 238                             Angels We Have Heard On High

(You are invited to come forward to pray)


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Women In Distress

 Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance last Sunday was 143


Events this week:

Today: Kids’ Birthday Club after 11:00 a.m. service. All kids are welcome

Tonight: Singing Christmas Carols at Sunville House, 7933 Indigo Street (from    

Tarpon Drive the fourth house on the left) at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: The Singles Adult Ministry at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Choir practice 7:30 pm

Thursday: Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.


Dates to remember for the future:

December 31 Watchnight Service 10:30 p.m.

Sunday Jan. 10 Sunday School Party during the 11:00 a.m. service


Finance report for Last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                            $ 2636.40

Building Fund/Trustees               $     57.60

Roof Repair                             $     94.60

Mission                                                                                                     $   167.10


Bulletins are sponsored by Grace McCorkle in memory of her husband Osmond


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. Please note that there is a wheelchair entrance from the back parking lot through the double doors. Also the church has a wheelchair located in the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to assist a person coming to a meeting. Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.


In addition to today’s Mission offering, we are making an appeal for contributions to help victims of four powerful typhoons in the Philippines. Please see the insert and give as generously as you are able. Thank you.


Wesley Groups: Stan Barnett’s group, now called The Seekers, resumes meetings January 6, 2010. The Kumbayah group also resumes in January.


Please bring canned goods any time for the food pantry, so that weekly those who need it most may receive something from us.


2010 is the year this church celebrates its 50th Anniversary! If you would like to be a part of the Planning Committee please see Pastor David and plan to come to the first meeting on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.


The registration and scholarship forms for going to the Warren Willis 

Summer Camp are now available. Those youth entering 4th to 12th grades may like to go June 21-26. Please see Pastor David or the back table in the church for more information.


Offering envelopes will soon be ready for 2010. The church is very grateful for all contributions. With an envelope number the church office is happy to produce a giving statement which can be used to your benefit on your tax return.


The final meeting of 2009 for Singles Adult Ministry will be held December 22, 2009 at 7pm. Venue: Val's 954.394.0694 for address and directions. Attire: black/white or black and white casual elegance.


Salty Service cards are in your pew pockets. If you have done at least one hour of service this week please take one out and place it in the offering bag. This can be within or without the church, any time you help someone else.


Also, all are invited to carry invitations to our church, and to our special events. Do this in your neighborhood by encouraging those you know best, indeed, those who know you best, to join us for worship, mission and the justice ministries we are about.


Prayer Concerns: If you need prayer during the week please call Grandma Hyacinth Robinson at 954-435-4036 and your concern will be put on the Prayer Chain. After you call her, for emergencies or to report someone in the hospital please make sure you call Pastor David Range at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104.        


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Glendia Williams, Army; Jessima Richards, Air Force (Korea); Renee Paisley, Army


Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023

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