December 9 2012


Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 52 years of Ministry!

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 Second Sunday in Advent

December 9, 2012, 8:30 &11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

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


Call to Worship


Lighting of the Advent Candle


*Praise & Worship                                                          




Hymn                                                                Watchman, Tell Us of the Night


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts).Visitors are invited to come to our Welcome Center on the Utopia Drive “front porch” after the service.


Lesson                                      Luke 3:1-20   


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time




*Hymn                                                                                       Mothers of Salem


Reception of Tithes and Offerings & Connect Cards


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

(Sunday school for ages 3-11 years. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled.)


Sharing Joys & Concerns and Thanksgiving Testimonies


Prayer Hymn                                                                                        Star Child

(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.)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Choir                                                      Shine, Shine, Shine          


Sermon                   “I have been baptized”                            Pastor David Range                                              


Hymn of Commitment  214                                      Savior of the Nations Come                                                   


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for BOLD Justice

Attendance for last Sunday was 166


Events this week:

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.,

Tonight: Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Please read Acts 24-26.

Thursday: Pre School Christmas Program 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Youth Fellowship Christmas Party 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Sunday School teacher meeting 10:00 a.m.

Sunday: Joint service for Christmas Cantata, 10:00 a.m.


Dates to remember for the future:

Sunday Dec. 23 New Members Session 7:00 p.m.

Monday Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.

Monday Dec. 31 Watchnight service 10:30 p.m. followed by refreshments

Tuesday Feb. 26 Bold Justice RALLY 7:30 p.m.

Monday March 18 Bold Justice Nehemiah ACTION 7:30 p.m.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3336.00

Building Fund/Trustees $         132.00

Roof Repair $            132.50

Mission $         208 .50   


Bulletins today are given by Marvia Aitken: “Thank God for Lauren & David as they are baptized. They are a wonderful blessing”


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 Preschoool is very grateful to everyone who gave to the Toy Drive. As always, the director staff and children appreciate your generosity and look forward to your continued support. 




Joys and Concerns: Praise for Roxanne’s results being good, for Jenna to recover fully, for Randy to have a successful interview, for Ivy’s family to communicate, for Bella’s hip replacement, for Ineta’s neck and hand to continue to heal, for Ina’s family, for Althea as she flies, for Nelson’s chemo to work, for healing after the bus crash and suicide/murder, thanks for Aloma’s son to return safely from Afghanistan, for Aloma’s mother going to doctor, for Eula’s friend, for Juliet’s court date, praise for the blessings of the New Realities process and for us to implement our action plan, for Chris’ sister Kelly’s cancer treatment, for Jack to heal, for those who feel showing guns helps them get what they want and for the campuses that have been locked down, for baby Camden’s safe arrival, for Iris and Alicia recovering at home, for Pat traveling to Arizona, for Amber and Natalie and others facing finals, for the family of Phyllis’ uncle at his passing after a full life to 101 years old, for the joy Shirley takes in being able to teach after many years in public school, for her brother as public defender in Jamaica, for the Henderson family at the passing of Cynthia, for Audley’s back to heal, for the joy Sophia takes in being an acolyte, for all of us to “bring in the light” and for those suffering from the tensions of the holiday season, for the joy of having family members join the church.


Valda Pearce, Carolyn Kelly, Ernestine Pierce, Cynthia Henderson, Thomas McIntosh, Everline Humphreys, Rita McNeil, Beatrice Grossman, Leighton Delvaille, Deshawn Jackson, Becky Maynard, Elwood James, Norris Southwood-Smith, Scott Hoffman, Samantha & Sophie, Kevin Henry, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Pat Mark, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton.  If you need prayer during the week please call Grandma Hyacinth Robinson at 954-435-4036 and your concern will be put on the Prayer Chain.  After you call her, for emergencies or to report someone in the hospital please be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104, or email the office at  We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


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


Pastor David Range,

Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr.,

Miramar, FL 33020.

Tel: 954-989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315,







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