December 9, 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 2, December 9, 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 710 Faith of Our Fathers


*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.)

Responsive reading 755 (Psalm 24)

Scripture Second Corinthians 8:1-6

Children’s Time

*Hymn 217 Away in a Manger

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

Anthem Calypso Lullaby Choir

*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 ushers to hold the microphone for you

Prayer Hymn 211 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem Somebody Build a Manger Choir

Sermon “But First They Gave Themselves to the Lord” Roland Abel

*Recessional Hymn 399 Take My Life, and Let It Be (sung twice)

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Women in Distress

Attendance for last Sunday 185

Finance report for last Sunday                                                                                                                                                                                                        Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 4001.10                                                                                                                                                                              Building Fund/Trust $ 68.50

Roof Repair $ 52.00

Apportionments $ 111.50

Mission $ 156.50


Events this week:

This afternoon: 4 to 5:30 Youth Group Christmas Party. All middle and high school youth encouraged to come!

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

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club Christmas Party 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday: “Taste of the Tropics” 6:30 to 10 p.m., cost $20. Village UMC 1001 Rock Island Rd, N. Lauderdale. For tickets call 954-721-3920.

Next Sunday: Worship services for the third Sunday of Advent & Joint service for the Christmas Cantata 10:00 a.m.

Looking ahead:

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.

Jan. 20, 2019 next New Member sessions after each service

Pre School Dates Nov. 26 to Dec. 14 Toy Drive (please put new, unwrapped toys you wish to donate in the box in the foyer), Dec. 21 Christmas Concert

Make our sanctuary more beautiful and support our justice ministry by dedicating one or more bulbs on the Mission Wreath. Enjoy the growing light of the Christmas season and the work of BOLD Justice.


Please help make our Christmas Eve service more beautiful by dedicating a poinsettia through the insert. You may donate in your envelope or electronically.


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


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.


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: Josh Minott on the road as he has received his driver’s license and to do well on tests, traveling mercies for Lawrence, also Faith Jumpp and Waymon Solomon and Ruth Earle, Sophia Williams as she is in the final round of a regional speech competition, Lourdes to rebuild her life after a fire, for Ben to get a job, for Micah to have favor in business, Liezette Abel Ruffin as she embarks on a new career, James, Laura, Keisha Hodge and Dorothy Richardson, Maud Gray in St. Joseph’s hospital in Jamaica and Louise & Vilma who are with her, Rolla Shick to improve continually, Mae Lawson as she undergoes tests, Mabel Bizzell, Catherine Wheedleton, Lillian Mooney, Owen Wyman, Donna Leland, for a resolution to economic problems that are causing riots in Paris and around the world—to stop the violence, Devone Whyte and other youth as they grow in the Lord, family, praise for Sarah Hunter being declared free of cancer after treatments, Nathalie Morris battling cancer, Thomas family at the loss of their grandson, Ermine to grow stronger for upcoming procedures, Clive & Juliet & Breyhanna, joy for the peace of God among us, Tavon getting a job, Roger, Nikkie, Stacyann, favor for Angie & family & friends, Sonia, Dexter, Pam, Althea, Joan, Sharon, Curtis, Dr. Katie, Ermine, Nadage, Denese, Dorothy, Anna Lou having knee surgery, Karen Francis, Millicent Gardner & family, Rosemarie Nicholas, people seeking housing, the gift of the church family, Margaret & Joyce Browne, Pastor Garnes healing, Karen thankful for all God has done, Jeannie & AJ, Grace thankful for family home safe, blessing for old people who are shut in, healing for Lisa, persecuted Christians, mentally ill.


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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