December 7 2014

Miramar United Methodist Church 

Celebrating 54 years of Ministry!

Sharing Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

MUMC, 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

Order of Worship for Hymn Sing and Second Sunday in Advent

December 7, 2014 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

As a courtesy to allplease place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.


Gathering –Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)


*Hymn 203                                                                 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed


Lighting Advent Candle




*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 lesson from Mark 1:1-8


Children Time


New Members join


*Hymn 252                                                              When Jesus Came to Jordan


Reception of Tithes and Offerings


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

(Sunday School for ages 3-11 begins at this time. The Nursery is open in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)


Sharing Joys & Concerns where we hear how God turns a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, and a victim into a victory.                                            


Prayer Hymn 211                                                    O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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


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.)


AnthemLord Lift Me Up               Choir


Sermon  An announcement from the wilderness             Pastor David Range


*Hymn of Preparation 209                                         Blessed Be the God of Israel


Holy Communion


*Hymn of Commitment 196                           Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                  


Events this week: 

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between services. Those with December birthdays will be especially honored, all welcome to join in. 

Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00p.m.

Thursday: UMW Christmas Party 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m. Concert Dress rehearsal

Saturday: Trip to Bethlehem Revisited at First UMC, 8650 W Sample Road Coral Springs, Florida 33065, leaving our parking lot at 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Next Sunday night: Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.


Dates for the future:

December 1-12 Pre School Toy Drive, see insert

December15 Choir 7:00 p.m.

December 19 Preschool Christmas program 7:00 p.m. 

December 21 Christmas Cantata 10:00 a.m. service

December 22 Youth Fellowship Christmas party 7:00 p.m.

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

December 31 Watchnight Service 10:30 p.m.


Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday was 151


Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection2451.25  

Building Fund/Trustees$     70.00      

Roof Repair$    115.00

Mission$   313.00

Imagine No More Malaria$     15.00


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.


The “No More Malaria” big bottle is still in the foyer. The goal is to raise $3000. The amount donated so far is $457. Please make a contribution of at least $10 and save someone’s life. 


More new Upper Room Daily Devotional Guides are available. Make sure your family uses one and get one for a friend and talk to them about Jesus! 


The United Methodist Women invites all women, and children, to get involved in their Reading Program. Talk to Marvia Aitken or see the catalog on the notice board. You may also visit for more information. We all need to read more. So join us, read a book! We might just learn something new.


Joys & ConcernsPrayer concerns: Rick Roff in ICU under an induced coma & his parents Beverly & Fred, Jeannie thanking God for church family & looking for job for herself and A.J., Jane Etzler as she goes into hospital, Isaac Soares recovering from surgery, Louise Thermulis eye surgery, Jim Gordon to recover from fall, Andrea & Indiana to continue to heal, Pat Mark as she takes 36 students to D.C., for the wonderful responses to those Thanksgiving baskets delivered—especially Camille Edwards & Mabel Bizzell, Audrey & sister’s trips, Felix as he turns 16 and all youth to make wise decisions when parents are not around and for Christian youth to be leaders, Roland rejoicing in the giving nature of this church and the chance to do more, Cathy thankful for NY friend doing well after surgery, Lucille’s granddaughter to do well with her child, joy in Sandy Barton visiting & for more relationships to form in UMW, Wesley Gallimore as he returns to Jamaica, Marceline as she returns to Trinidad, Audley going to Jamaica, Jackie’s friend Lorraine’s husband in coma, Kathy thankful to be back after fainting last Sunday, Jackie’s reminder to keep working at reconciliation with family members as she has enjoyed a new relationship with her father, Phillis praying to control the pain, Laura reminding us God drys our tears, Greta Jarret as she undergoes treatment, Angie, Roger, Tavon, Martha, Dixie, Sylvia, persecuted church, thanks & praise for how well the Branches Thanksgiving meal went over, thanks for mercies, Liezette going to Jamaica, Randy, Peace & Love in the world, little cousin David to continue to recover, Barbara Gabbidon, Yvonne Poulos, Margaret Browne, Millicent Gardner, Karen Francis, Althea Browne.


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


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

Pastor David Range, 

Music Director Donna Simms, 

Administrative Assistant Beth Davey,  

Treasurer Andrea Schroeder, 

Pre School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare














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