December 4, 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 4, 2016 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Second Sunday in Advent

Pastor: David Range

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

Unison Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)   

We dream God’s dream, of a world at peace

Where enemies are reconciled, and children play in safety;

Where the poor and powerless find justice.

We remember God’s promise of a Ruler of Peace,

Filled with the Spirit of God, of wisdom and understanding,

Of counsel and might, of justice and faithfulness.

We light this Advent candle, and we pray:

Come Lord Jesus!

Open our lives to the Peace which you bring;

let us turn to you, and get ready!        

*Processional Hymn 203                                            Hail to the Lord’s Anointed


*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 gospel according to Matthew 3:1-12

Children’s Time

*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 allow the usher to hold the microphone for you

Prayer Hymn (OMH)                                                             The King Shall Come

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                                                                Choir

Sermon                    Polished Up for Christmas”                   Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation 616                                 Come Sinners to the Gospel Feast

Holy Communion

*Recessional Hymn 249                                                There is a Song in the Air

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Breakfast between services, Bloodmobile after each service, UM Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service, Youth Group 4-5:30 p.m.

Tonight: Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. with Clive Tennor, Gregory LeDon and others, love offering for the work of the United Methodist Men.

Monday: Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.  

Friday: UMW Christmas Dinner at Bahama Breeze 8 to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday: Tutoring 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Contact Lisa McKenzie, 954-249-9209

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 & 11:00, New Members Session after each service. Please speak to Pastor David if you would be interested in attending, or just come on the day.

Looking ahead:

Sunday December 18 Christmas Cantata at one joint 10:00 a.m. service.

Friday December 23 Pre School Christmas Program 6:30 p.m.

Saturday December 24 Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday December 25 Christmas Sunday, one joint 10:00 a.m. service

Saturday December 31 Watch Night Service at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday January 1 Wesley Covenant services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Youth Fellowship for Middle and High School students will continue on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Children’s Club for Elementary School students will be held on Friday 12/16

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                  $   3144.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                        $     149.50

Roof Repair                                                                                       $       38.00

Mission                                                                                               $      512.00                                                  

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

 Attendance for last Sunday 161

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:

Maureen Chung thankful for another year & for her family & church family, Janice’s family members effected by a crash & for care to be used on the roads, joy for the 359 meals prepared on Thursday and the over 50 volunteers who came out to help with the Branches program, Elisa thankful for the chance to use every experience for God’s glory, Jackie’s classmate Terry Thompson and for the opportunity to share a basket to help a friend, Winsome’s brother Walder Wilson, Laura thankful that so many of her family joined her for thanksgiving & for the chance to give away a basket to a hard worker, Eleanor thankful for basket & card passed on to Muslim family, Willard’s sister Mercedes Joseph recovering from brain surgery, Florrette thankful for her friend/“sister” Shirley who helped with her mother so many years ago, for the family Phyllis gave a basket to a family undergoing the trial of cancer and their happy response, for Grandma Hyacinth and others who need the gift of blood—encouraging those of us who can give blood to do so next week, Sylvester suffering from prostate cancer, for another church helping with the Branches meal in Oakland Park, for Mabel Bizzell doing so well she could help cook her nursing home’s meal, Vilma as she travels to Jamaica for her sick brother, Heather thankful for Gio & Devone being taken into this fold, Lorna thankful for the 108 baskets prepared and distributed with love and how we can continue to give widely through our apportionments. Tavon, Roger, Nikkie, favor for Angie, Annette Lopez preparing for radiation, Teonya & family, Christian Ewell & family, persecuted church, the displaced, abused, marginalized, oppressed, downtrodden, trafficked, Sylvia Rojas & husband, for mother mourning loss of son, Karen & Dennis Francis, Mabel Bizzell, Rosemarie Nicholas, Millicent Gardner & family, people of Cuba, for all travelers to have safe journeys, bless those in need, Val, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Aleathea, Joan, Sharon, Dorothy.

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 Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

Admin. Assis. Beth Davey Preschool Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Custodian Robin Ramtahal

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