February 17, 2008

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for February 17, 2008 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*

Call to worship                                                                    

*Praise and Worship                                     Page 24, Praise & Worship Songbook


*Hymn 116                                                              The God of  Abraham Praise
                            Welcome and Recognition of Visitors                
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Scripture                                  Genesis 12: 1-4    

Children’s Time-- Lenten Boxes


*Hymn 368                                                      My Hope is Built on Nothing Less                                       
Reception of Tithes and Offerings

(Children’s Church begins for ages 2-10)

Responsive Reading:  (see insert)

Time of sharing joys & concerns                                        

Prayer Hymn 525                                     We’ll Understand It Better By and By
         (you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

“The Miramar UMC Jamaican Folk Singers” – Joan Tapper, Joyce Hemmans, Fay Harley, & George Walker, sing  “Steal Away” and “Swing Low”

Sermon                           “The God of Abraham Praise, He is your Travel agent”     
                                                                                                             Pastor Range

*Hymn of Commitment  717                            The Battle Hymn of the Republic                                            
 (You are invited to come forward to pray.)
                               Benediction & Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Bold Justice
Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance last Sunday was 161

This week:
Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.
Today: 1st Confirmation Class begins at 4:00 p.m.
This afternoon: New Members session 4:00 p.m.
Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Nurture & Worship 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Choir 7:30 pm
Wednesday: Celebrate Jesus Planning Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: BOLD Justice Nehemiah ACTION, 7:00 p.m. (Meet at 6:30 at church to travel together) St. Mark’s C. Church, 5601 S. Flamingo Rd. Southwest Ranches.
Friday: MYF 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Healthy Living Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.

Dates to remember for the future:
Dr. Mickey Cohen breakfast and talks, Saturdays Feb. 23, March 1 & 8, at 9 a.m.
Blood Collection Drive, Feb 24, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Finance Committee Meeting, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday March 3, Admin Council 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 30 Youth Fellowship visit to Cokesbury UMC
Photos to be taken for new directory April 17, 18, 19(sign up March 16, 23, 30)
Memorial Day Picnic May 26
Celebrate Jesus Week of Mission June 21-28 with Block Party June 27

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                             $1999.01
Building Fund/Trustees                                           $  127.50
Roof Repair                                     $  172.00   
Mission                                                                                                    $  237.50

Bulletins today are given by Valarie Christie “in honor of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Enid Gooden’s 95th birthday”

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 as our guest during and after the service.
Please note that there is a wheelchair entrance from the back parking lot through the double doors. Also the church has a wheelchair located in the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to assist a person coming to a meeting.  Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing.

This week, in preparation for the beginning of Lent, the children will be given Lenten Boxes to put loose money into.  They are to be brought back on Palm Sunday, March 16 to be placed on the altar, the money being used to help other children in the UM Children’s Home, Deltona, FL.

Nearby residents may wish to know that there is a "Tropical Homes  
Neighborhood Crime Watch" which meets every 4th Wednesday of the  
month at 7 pm at the Senior Center, 7667 Venetian St.  You are  
encouraged to come and voice your concerns--to reduce crime in our  
community, and to provide a safer neighborhood for our families.  
Please see the back table for leaflets with the dates and area involved.

Donations of cars, trucks, boats and RV's are now being accepted by  MUMC.  When someone you know wants to get a tax write-off please let the Trustees (Johnnie Fitzpatrick or church office) know. It is quite simple and easy, we now belong to an organization that will do all the paperwork and take away the vehicle. The church gets a large percentage of the sale. Please get the word around so that we might benefit from anyone not wishing to go through the hassle of disposing of a vehicle.

Those who would like to have their photo up on the bulletin board please see Derrick Ruffin when he is here with his camera.

If you would like free help with your taxes you may attend the St. Thomas University School of Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program every Saturday until April 12 at 16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054. For more info., call 305-474-2415.

The purple bags of the Miami Rescue Mission are here again. The Hope Totes can be filled with the following: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, underwear, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, diapers, socks, brush, comb, tissues, Visine, hand or body lotion, disposable razors, sanitary napkins, sunscreen. (No cash please.) These will be passed out to the city's neediest members on Good Friday.

US Armed Forces: LCPL Jonathan Orejuela; Capt. Jeffry Moffit; Army--Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells; Chad Chong (Iraq)

Miramar United Methodist Church , 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023,
Phone 954-989-4711, Fax 954-989-4315 Website:  HYPERLINK "http://www.MiramarUMC.org" www.MiramarUMC.org
Email:  HYPERLINK "mailto:mirumeth@bellsouth.net" mirumeth@bellsouth.net 




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