December 31, 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

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship Dec. 31, 2016, Watchnight Service 10:30 pm

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 and worship                                                                 

Congregational Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon           UMH 890  

*Hymn 117                                                           O God Our Help in Ages Past


Please stand for the gospel reading according to Luke 2:21-40

Children’s Time 

* Hymn (you may turn to back page of bulletin)               Standing at the Portal                        

Reception of Tithes and Offerings


Time of sharing joys and concerns & testimonies to God’s work over the year that has passed.

Prayer Hymn 690                                     The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended

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

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Hymn 102                                                                Now Thank We All Our God

Sermon                              “The Defining Moment”               Pastor David Range                                                                                     

*Hymn of Commitment 374                                         Standing On the Promises

*Hymn of Sending Forth 533                                                 We Shall Overcome

(You are invited to come forward to pray.)

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands) 

                                                           Tonight’s offering is for the General Fund                                                                         

Sunday’s offering will be for the Good Samaritan Fund                         

Events This Week:

Tonight: Please stay for refreshments after the service in the fellowship hall.

Tomorrow: Covenant Services with Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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

Dates to remember for the future:

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

Sunday January 8 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

Tuesday January 17 Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Pre-School Board 7:30

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.

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.

Bold Justice dates to remember for 2017:

Sunday, January 29 Commission Network members

Tuesday February 7 Justice Ministry Team Assembly 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday February 28 Rally, 7:30 p.m.

Monday March 27 Nehemiah Action 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday May 23 Celebration 7:30 p.m.

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.

US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army.

Hymn   Standing at the Portal (sung to the tune of Onward Christian soldiers)

Standing at the portal of the coming year,

Words of comfort meet us, hushing every fear,

Spoken through the silence by our Father’s voice,

Tender, strong and faithful, making us rejoice.   (refrain)

Onward, then, and fear not,

Children of the day!

For His word shall never, Never pass away!


I, the Lord, am with thee, Be thou not afraid!

I will help and strengthen, Be thou not dismayed!

Yea, I will uphold thee With My own right hand;

Thou art called and chosen In My sight to stand.   (refrain)


For the year before us, O what rich supplies!

For the poor and needy, Living streams shall rise;

For the sad and sinful Shall, His grace abound,

For the faint and feeble Perfect strength be found.   (refrain)


He will never fail us, He will not forsake;

His eternal covenant, He will never break!

Resting on His promise, What have we to fear?

God is all-sufficient For the coming year.   (refrain)

                            by Frances Ridley Havergal

Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar, FL 33023 Tel: 954-989-4711,,, Like us on Facebook

Pastor David Range, Music Dir. Donna Simms, Admin. Assistant Beth Davey 

Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Treasurer Mario Perez, Pre School Dir. Marleni Brant-Pomare




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