December 25, 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 25, 2016 10:00 a.m. service

Christmas Day

Pastor: David Range

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able

*Processional Hymn 234                                                 O Come All Ye Faithful


*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 Luke 2:1-20

Children’s Time

*Hymn 224                                                         Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

Anthem                                   It’s Christmas                                                   Choir    

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 allow the ushers to hold the microphone for you.

Prayer Hymn 251                                                       Go Tell It On the Mountain

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.)

Anthem                            ‘Tis a Wonderful Thing                                          Choir

Sermon                          “The Greatest Gift”                            Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn 246                                                               Joy to the World     

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

Events this week:

Saturday: Watch night service at 10:30 p.m. followed by refreshments.

Next Sunday: Covenant Services with Holy Communion 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

No Birthday Breakfast. It will be served the following Sunday, January 8. The United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service.

Looking ahead:

Friday January 6 Children’s Club at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday January 8 Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between services. Youth Fellowship 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday January 9 Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday January 11 Bible Study resumes 7:00 p.m.

Saturday January 14 UMW prayer breakfast 8:30-11:00 a.m.

Sunday January 15 New Member Session after both services

Sunday January 22 the Rev. Katie Lineberger will be speaking at both services

Monday January 23 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Sunday January 29 Fifth Sunday joint 10:00 a.m. service, Bold Justice Network Meeting with lunch held after the service, First Confirmation Class 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday to Saturday Feb. 1-4 Lifetouch Photo Directory pictures being taken

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. starting January 8, Children’s Club for Elementary School students will be held on alternate Fridays starting January

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                      $   3671.02

Building Fund/Trust                                                                            $       33.50

Roof Repair                                                                                            $       41.00

Mission                                                                                                   $     164.50                                                   

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

 Attendance for last Sunday 195

Bulletins today are given by Veta Service in memory of Mom & Dad, sisters & nephews

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.

Prayer concerns:

Virginia & the results of her biopsy, Jeannie & A.J., Rachael Johnson’s father in ICU, Dorothy thankful that test has been passed, Yvonne thankful for church family & remembering those who mourn, traveling mercies for those who travel during the holiday season, for families to resolve issues, Roger, Tavon, & friends, for joy & peace, Walder Wilson, Enid as she travels, joy for Rene who passed her Master’s & for guidance as she travels to California for her internship & career, Audrey’s family, especially Phillip, Malia & Malik for blessing in the new year, Pat Samaroo, Grandma Hyacinth Robinson for guidance (Grandma thankful to be in worship), safe flight for those family members coming from Jamaica, Chad & Natalie birthday blessings, Chad & Pam traveling mercies, Lyndel Mitchell, Imoie Williams, Solomon family especially Wade & Waymon, Gallagher family as they seek to continue his good traditions and for traveling mercies as Jack’s family returns to their homes thankful for the support of the church, Margaret Morgan’s healing, Ken Dillon & family as they travel to Orlando, Norma as a diagnosis is determined, safety for the new year that all will know Jesus as the way, the truth and the light, help with finances, Pauline to recover, healing for Neville Clarke’s knee, Randy, Orfi, Jonathan to be able to gather for Christmas, birthday blessings for Gio who turns 18 today, Whyte family as they travel, Lorema Griffin for healing, Laura to be relieved of pain, for Hodge family, especially Keisha, Annette Lopez, Ira Liss, Sharon Allen undergoing cancer treatment, Noah Simon for healing from asthma, Nicole Simon for financial blessing & healing, family in England at the passing of Allen, Winston & Marie Chang, Catherine Wheedleton as she returns home on Saturday that she will be able to manage, Mabel Bizzell, Roger Pierce, Dexter Kelly, Lenore Elias grieving her husband, those persecuted, marginalized, oppressed, trafficked, abused, disabled that the birth of Christ might shine brightly on them, Rene Fernandez, Maureen Murphy with cancer, Glenn Neff grieving, Christine going through surgery, Karen & Dennis Francis, Millicent Garner & family, Rosemarie Nicholas, care coordinators, Mazie’s daughter Denise & family, Val, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Alethea, Joan, Sharon, & for Dorothy and her co-workers to find jobs, to God be the glory.

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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