December 25 2011


        Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

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

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

Order of Worship for Christmas Day

December 25, 2011 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

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


*Praise & Worship




*Hymn 246                                                                                   Joy to the World


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                    Philippians 4:2-9


Children’s Time


* Hymn 224                                                        Good Christian Friends Rejoice


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


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

(Sunday School begins for those aged 2 to 12. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by   parents with children needing to be settled.)


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn 218                                               It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

(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


Anthem                                  “Jesus Messiah”                                             Choir


Sermon                        “The God of Peace                            Pastor David Range         


*Hymn of Commitment 251                                        Go Tell it on the Mountain

(You are invited to come forward to pray.)


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday was 177


Events this week:

Today: Sunday School with Pastor Garnes at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Watchnight service 10:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Covenant Service with Holy Communion


Dates to remember for the future:

Wednesday Jan 4 Bible Study “The Next Christians”

Sunday January 8 Please note!! Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast after the 8:30 service

Friday January 13 Family Potluck Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Sunday January 15 New Members Session 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Jan. 21 District Training Day 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Hollywood Hills UMC, 400 N. 35th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021. Training in various areas of church leadership. Lunch is $5. Please see notice boards for details about registration.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $    2821.13

Building Fund/Trustees $        43.50

Roof Repair $        24.50

Mission $        73.00


Bulletins today are given by Marvia Aitken in honor of Jesus & all foster children & their birthdays. Bulletins also given by Lisa & Lloyd, & Lorna & Llewelyn McKenzie in celebration of their 30th anniversary. And by Jeannie Grossman in loving memory of her mom & dad.  


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. 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.


Community Redevelopment Home Buying Assistance and Home Rehabilitation Services is available to first time home buyers in Miramar. Please call 1-877-272-3521 for more information


If you think God might be calling you to ministry in the United Methodist Church, this Website is for you:


Struggling with your mortgage? A local NACA, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America office is only 7 miles away at 662 NE 125th St., Miami, 33161, tel. 305-341-0791. Go to  or call Marvia Aitken for more information.


Prayer Concerns: Joys and concerns: Andre and all the other youth coming home from college, for those missing loved ones for the first time this Christmas, for Matthew with lupus, for Jonathan and others back from deployments, Landy, rejoicing that Don Lopez is coming home from rehab, Carla is rejoicing that she could be back in worship and thanking all who put on the Home Grown Christmas concert, Shirley encouraged by changes in job situation and acknowledging the pleasure of dinner and support within the UMW, Pat's co-worker who lost family violently in Denmark, Mary Jane praising God for angel Pat who drives her to church, traveling mercies for Joan's family and others as they travel this season, Kenneth as he recovers from allergic reaction, rejoicing in troops coming back from Iraq and for their ongoing care, rejoicing in Sophie's birthday that she might always be mindful of God within the village of this church which it takes to raise a child, for older kids to take Sunday School seriously, for Lily Grey, for Louise to continue her recovery, for people in need to come to the UMW and the church for help, Bettyanne grateful for friends Laurie, Martha, and Flori and for Mr. Morgan's healing, George rejoicing in new cancer clinic--so that more may see and know about the help available, for Olga to heal from broken cheek bone and for her mother coming home from hospital for her 50th anniversary.


Faith who is expecting a baby, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith,  Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Ruby Miller, Pat Mark, Don Lopez, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton. 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 be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell  954-495-6104,  or email the office at We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; SGT Jonathan Orejuela, Marines.  


Pastor: David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33020

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315  

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