December 2, 2018

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.

Order of Worship for Advent 1, December 2, 2018 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

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


Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)

*Hymn The King Shall Come


*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.)

Please stand for the gospel according to Luke 21:25-36

Children’s Time

Welcome New Members

*Hymn 229 Infant Holy

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 return them to the ushers.

Prayer Hymn 496 Sweet Hour of Prayer

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem He Started the Whole World Singing Choir

Sermon Who Owns the Cloud? Google or God?” Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation 616 Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast

Holy Communion

*Recessional Hymn As With Gladness Men of Old

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 130

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3169.00

Building Fund/Trust $ 47.00

Roof Repair $ 59.00

Mission $ 264.00

Events this week:

Today: First Sunday of Advent. Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between services. Those born in December sit at the head table. All welcome.

Tonight: Christmas Concert featuring Sister Novelet singing, saxophonist Gregory Ledon and our own congregation & friends, sponsored by the UMM, at 6:00 p.m. A free concert with light refreshments at the end.

Monday: Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Pre School Board 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Cantata Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Holiday Tree Lighting 6-8:00 p.m. at 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar

Next Sunday: Worship services for the second Sunday of Advent 8:30 & 11:00 Next Sunday afternoon: 4 to 5:30 Youth Group Christmas Party. All middle and high school youth encouraged to come!

Looking ahead:

Monday December 10 Choir in Sanctuary 7:00 p.m., Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Thursday December 13 Choir in Sanctuary 7:00 p.m.

Friday December 14 Children’s Club 7-8:30 p.m.

Sunday December 16 Joint service for the Christmas Cantata 10:00 a.m.

Friday December 21 Pre School Christmas Concert 9:00 a.m.

Monday December 24 Christmas Eve service 7:30 p.m.

Sunday December 30 Joint 10:00 a.m. Hymn Sing service

Monday December 31 Watch Night service 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2019 Confirmation classes begin, every other Sunday 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Pre School Dates Nov. 26 to Dec. 14 Toy Drive, Dec. 21 Christmas Concert

Please remember Narcotics Anonymous every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


Dear congregation, more and more people are making their donations to the church through the Vanco electronic giving system. This allows for regular giving to take place according to your preferences. You can set up your giving profile or have the church office help you to do so. Please consider this method of giving.


Please remember the staff of the church with a Christmas Gift donation in the enclosed envelope. Thank them for a year of blessing and help!


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.


If you need anything during the service please contact one of the ushers, who will be wearing a multicolored stole/scarf. Please do not bring food or drinks into the sanctuary unless absolutely necessary. Thank you.


Prayer concerns from last week: Andre, Danyel & baby Brooklyn as they and others travel home after Thanksgiving, Val thankful for the results of her niece’s tests, Maureen thankful for another year, Chad, Virginia, the famine & war in Yemen to end, Devone & other youth traveling back to school, Jeannie’s stress test, AJ looking for a job, those who have lost much in the California fires, the man Kathy met working on the elevator who asked for prayer, those bereaved by the suicide of mentally ill loved ones, for our care of the mentally ill especially what we can do through Bold Justice, Albertina Light in hospital, Judith thankful for being chosen to be Joshua’s mother and for his protection as he begins to drive by himself, traveling mercies for Willard as he goes to his aunt’s funeral, young man with 3 brain tumors, Doreen thankful for her surprise trip to London for her birthday, joy for Bradley who has a book published now and for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites called “Unraveling”

For Sophia Williams as she travels to Virginia on Friday to participate in a speech competition, Sonia, Dexter, Pam, Althea, Joan, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Nadage, Denese, Dorothy, Waymon Solomon traveling mercies, Karen Francis, Millicent Gardner & family, Rosmarie Nicholas & family, Mabel Bizzell to get settled, care coordinators, Mike, Sheri, Fabia, Jake, Cecil Fraser, the nations and leaders of the world, unsaved, persecuted, marginalized, oppressed, abused, displaced, starving children of the world, Vicky & Nick and their family, Hunter’s brain tumor to shrink, Josh to pass driving test, family of Denise Lloyd, Nicholas to have a good connection to God, Allison and family in Jamaica, Catherine Wheedleton for relief from pain, Owen Wyman who has cancer, Donna Leland with cancer, Virginia as she recovers from shoulder injury.


Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023 Tel. 954-989-4711 Fax 954-989-4315

Pastor David Range

Admin Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms

Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal

Preschool Director Marleni Brant-Pomare


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