February 15 2015

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 February 15, 2015 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

As a courtesy to allplease place cell phones and pagers to silent mode. Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*


Call to Worship        


*Hymn 533 (African American Hymnal)                           Count Your Blessings  




*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.)


Scripture:                         Mark 9:2-9


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time - another visitor for Black History Month


*Hymn 565 (African American Hymnal)                                   More About Jesus  


Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available through MiramarUMC.org)


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

(Sunday School for ages 3-11The 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                                         


Prayer Hymn 245 (African American Hymnal)           There’s Room at the Cross  (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.)


Anthem                                       You Reign                                                Choir


Sermon                           Like a Butterfly                         Pastor David Range


*Hymn of Commitment 512                                                               Stand By Me

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                  


Events this week: 

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10 a.m. Confirmation class at 4-5:30 p.m. TonightPrayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday Service at 7:30 p.m. with Joyce Hemmans

Thursday: United Methodist Women, 7:00 p.m., Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 with Dr. Judith Pierre-Okerson and 11:00 a.m. with Marvia Aitken, with a talk about the Walk to Emmaus weekend in between services.


Looking ahead:

Monday February 23 Food Committee for the 55th church anniversar6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 1 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services of Holy Communion with Pastor Margaret Johnson, Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. Later from 3 to 5 you may wish to go to Hollywood Hills UMC, 400 North 35th Ave., Hollywood to help pack meals for “Stop Hunger Now” (Please see insert)

Fastbreaking services this lent will be at noon on March 4, 18, 25 and April 1

Saturday March 14 Southeast UMW Day Apart with Rev. Denise Sawyer “Joyful heart, Joy-filled Life”9-2 at Kendall UMC, register by March 6.

June 29-July 4 Summer Camp!


Today’s Mission offering is for No More Malaria 

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 205


Bold Justice dates to remember for 2015

Tuesday February 24 Justice Ministry Team meeting 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday March 24 Rally, 7:30 p.m. 

Monday April 20 Nehemiah Action 7:30 p.m. Goal 155 attendees for our 55th anniversary and Fighting for youth civil citations and senior citizen improvements

Tuesday May 19 Justice Ministry Team Assembly 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday June 9 Celebration 7:30 p.m.


From Monday, February 16 to Sunday March 1 Pastor David will be in Israel and Jordan with some others from this church, and from Epworth UMC in Gaithersburg, MD. For pastoral care during this time you may call lay leaders Dr. Judith Pierre-Okerson at 305 608 2420 or MarviaAitken at 954 684 4381 or the church office at 954 989 4711. Keep us in your prayers, we look forward to sharing the “blessings of the journey” when we return. Bible studies resume March 4, and continue March 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29.


Lord, direct our president’s heart toward You. Give our president spiritual wisdom and understanding to lead this nation according to Your precepts and into all truth. May the president be filled to overflowing with Your depth of insight into all situations. Surround the president with godly advisers. Inscribe on their hearts the knowledge of Your will so that they may know You better. Thank You. Amen.


Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection$   3016.18

Building Fund/Trust$    63.50

Roof Repair 65.50

Mission$   288.00

No More Malaria (Donations so far total $1275.07)$      6.00  

Stop Hunger Now$       75.00


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.


Please see the Vanco insert on electronic giving and consider making your contribution to the Kingdom of God in this place in an easy and efficient way. Please pick up an authorization form and create your profile. You may go to MiramarUMC.org to see more. Look for the “Donate Now” button.


Prayer concerns: Jeannie for her job interview, Florrie as she travels to Arizona, Esther to recover from shingles, Grant joyful to be working 6 days a week, Dakarai & D’andre’s team to win, Connie & mom, Phyllis joyful in goddaughter being called to the bar and receiving job, Kim’s student’s parents needing to divorce in a way that protects the children, Roy thankful for surviving heart attacks and cancer, Carla’s neighbors and all those suffering from viruses, Nicholas’ great grandmother in her sickness and blindness, Shama as he travels to Haiti. Roger, Angie & family, Alyssa & family, that all might come to church, sick who are not able to come to church, Karen & Dennis Francis, Mabel BizzellIden & Ann Edwards, Millicent & Ralston Gardner, Janet, guidance for March election for commissioner, young married people, those having chemo, for Maya to get good grades, Evelin AladinJesseline & family, for ISIS to be defeated, Howard & his new home & job, kids who need food & clothes, Cecille & Dillon family, Delisa Victor in ICU.


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







































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