December 22 2013

Miramar United Methodist Church 
Celebrating 53 years of Ministry!
MUMC, 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
Order of Worship December 15, 2013 10:00 a.m.
Third Sunday in Advent
Pastor: David Range
As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Call to Worship​​        
*Hymn 203                                                                Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Lighting of Third Advent Candle                                            
*Praise & 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.)
Scripture:                                    Luke 1:39-45
Children’s Time/Builder’s Time
*Hymn 250                                                                 Once in Royal David’s City                                                                                        
Reception of Tithes and Offerings ​​                
Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”
(Sunday School for ages 4-12. The Nursery is open and staffed by Preschool teachers in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)
Sharing Joys & Concerns​                                        
Prayer Hymn                                                                    Star Child, Earth Child
(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.)
Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer​
Christmas Cantata-Bethlehem Morning
Joy in Bethlehem! Medley-Bethlehem Morning with Joy to the World
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Bethlehem Manger Medley-O Little Town of Bethlehem with I Come to the Manger
Come, Let Us Worship Medley-O Come, All Ye Faithful with Here I Am to Worship
Bethlehem Morning
This Must Be the Place-with We Are the Reason
The Reason for Joy! Finale-We Are the Reason with Joy to the World!
Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)​                                  
Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice
Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance for last Sunday was 156
Events This Week :
Today: Preschool Toy Drive, New Members Session 12:30 p.m.
Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Criminal Justice Research Committee 7:00 p.m. at Little Flower RC, Tuesday: Choir practice 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Friday: Pre School Christmas program 7:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Blood Drive after both services
Dates for the future:
Tuesday Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 29 Fifth Sunday Joint Service at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Dec. 31 Watchnight service 10:30 p.m.
Finance report for last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection​​​​$ 2193.24
Building Fund/Trustees​​​​​$  55.50
Roof Repair​​​​​​$ 150.00
Mission​​​​​​​$  163.00
Bulletins today are given by Marvia Aitken in honor of her beloved Sophia. Blessed is the day you were born! Love always from Mom, Lauren, David & Charles.
Bulletins also given in congratulations to Florrette Douglas who graduates today with a Master’s degree in Nursing. From all who love her!
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.
The church office humbly requests that recipients of offering envelope booklets please use their pre-printed envelopes, or if you are using one from the pew pocket, write the amount given, your name, and the number you have been assigned. We look forward, with gratitude, to your usual cooperation.
Please show your appreciation for all the church staff through the Christmas gift envelope.
Please remember to fill in the inserts for the Mission Wreath, the Poinsettias and the trip to the show Memphis on March 1 at 2:00 p.m. The Memphis sign-up sheets are on the back table.
St. John UMC, 1520 NW 5th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, 33311 is inviting us to their Christmas lights & singing, come & encounter the nativity scene, enjoy a hot cup of apple cider, ginger bread & other refreshments as you stroll through the yard of the church and enjoy the Spirit of the season Dec. 16-20 from 6 to 8 each night.
Justice Ministry Announcement: Our newest project will involve all the Florida D.A.R.T. justice ministries working together on problems related to mass incarceration. The Jobs Committee is continuing to work to get the Jobs Ordinance passed for the unemployed in Broward County.  If you, or anyone you know would be willing to speak about being unemployed at a Broward County Commission meeting or the Nehemiah Action in April, please talk to either Donna or Pastor David.  We will keep you informed of the meeting dates as they occur. The Jobs Committee is continuing to work with Commissioner Holness on the Jobs Ordinance for Broward County. The letters to the commissioners are at each entrance to the sanctuary.  A Bold Justice member will be there to help you. If you have not yet signed one, please do. These letters are being taken to each commissioner daily, as they are received.
Prayer Concerns: Jane’s brother with pneumonia, Harry and his family as he moves to rehab, Eugenia sick, for those suffering freezing weather, college students driving home, A.J. as he continues to recover and go back to work, Marti to heal broken ankle, Grace’s parents & George, Iris’ niece’s co-worker beaten, Florrie joy in celebrating life with her family, Alma Fahie in rehab, Eula’s neighbor who lost husband, Jennifer’s coworker who lost a sister in a train accident and another who lost a brother and mother, Ruth as she travels to Jamaica, for Joy & family, good health/healing, persecuted church, Kathy’s family, Michelle to continue to improve, Alva, Albertino, Lou-Ella, sick, hungry, homeless, lonely, Melba Smith, Reva, Ana Lilian, Martha, Loretta & family, Andre, Nancy, June.
US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army.
Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar FL 33023, Tel: 954-989-4711,

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