February 25, 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.

Celebrating 57 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for Second Sunday in Lent

February 25, 2018-8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

*Hymn (AA)                                                                          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.)

Please stand for the gospel according to Mark 8:31-38                                       

Children’s Time

*Hymn 706                                                                             Soon and Very Soon              

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at miramarumc.org)

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11)

Sharing Joys & Concerns- please allow the ushers to hold the microphone for you.

Prayer Hymn (AA)                                                Just a Closer Walk with Thee

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                                                                               Choir                  

Sermon                           “At Cross Purposes”                          Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment 373                                                         Nothing Between                                       

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

A Lent of Opportunity prayer (part 2 of 6)

Fast from words that pollute; Feast on phrases that purify.

Fast from discontent; Feast on gratitude.

Fast from anger; Feast on patience.

Fast from pessimism; Feast on optimism… (to be continued)

Today’s Mission offering is Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday 159

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $   2505.55

Building Fund/Trust                                                                              $       36.00

Roof Repair                                                                                             $       48.00

Mission                                                                                                     $     104.00

Apportionments                                                                                   $     207.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date                                                              $ 13741.00

Events this week:

Today: New Members Session after each service. Confirmation Class 4-5:30

Monday: Memorial Day Picnic planning meeting, 7:00 p.m. All welcome.

Tuesday: Community Meeting for our area in the sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. If you can come and greet the wider community who will be coming into our building for the first time please speak to the pastor. Thanks to all who offer the ministry of hospitality.

Wednesday: Fast breaking service at Noon. Bible Study at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services. All who are born in March should sit at the head table All invited. Commissioning of UMM Leaders during the

11:00 a.m. service. Youth group 4-5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Tuesday March 6 Finance Committee at 6:00. Preschool Board at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday March 8 Mayor’s meeting on preparing your home for hurricane season with grants available, at Multi-Service center, 6700 Miramar Pkwy 6 p.m.

Friday March 9 UMW Fish Fry

Sunday March 11 UMW Sunday 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Tuesday March 20 Rally Monday

April 23 Nehemiah Action

Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise on March 17 for the Open Day. Departing our parking lot at 5:15 a.m. Cost $35 each. If you are interested please see Sharon Allen for further details.

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 pick up your offering envelopes from the back table. If you would like a packet of offering envelopes for 2018 please let the pastor know.

Pledge forms are on the back table for the Save Our Sanctuary (SOS) Campaign, please pick one up to fill in and place in the offering bag.

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.

The Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast has continued with thanks to all who donated food, money and time towards the breakfast. It was made a success by those who were present and we look forward to doing it again next month.  All are invited and encouraged to come and share a continental style breakfast, supplemented with donated hot dishes. If you w ould like to offer a dish please speak to new coordinators Maureen Chung (cell 305 469 2954 or mchung2@bellsouth.net) or Bettyanne Gallagher (954 240 8543 or guatelady@hotmail.com). We need a coordinator for food contributions from those who attend the 11:00 a.m. service and who come to the breakfast.  

Prayer concerns: Mike with cancer, students & families involved in Parkland shooting, that gun violence may stop, Scott & Shawn as they celebrate their 3rd anniversary, Raverly celebrating another healthy year of life and for Causewell to recover, Doug Okerson as he goes for surgery March 1, Veta as she travels to brother’s funeral, Nelson, Annette’s 90 year old mother, teachers as they comfort students, Sister Joan, help for mentally ill and for parents to seek help, Jackie thankful for the support during Marcia’s heart problems, Brandon Brown, Grace’s brother, Albertine in nursing home, Lucille’s best friend Lynn, Clifford and Tayon, for good government, to touch every hurting heart, Roger, Tavon, Karen, Nikki, Stacyann, Angie’s family & friends,  Gandara family, Aunt Elena, Aunt Jo, Lynn Morgan, Daniel, Sheri, Randy, Val, Pam, Dexter, Sonia, Joan, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Alethia, Althea, Karen, Curtis, Danyel, Andre, Denese, Dorothy, safety in schools, Doug, Andrea’s peace, persecuted, Kaye Campbell, Catherine Wheedleton, Chucky Shahaddy.

Andre Crouch (1942-2015) composer of contemporary Christian music. Won numerous awards and honors over the years. 2004 had a star enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023  

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

www.miramarumc.org Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net  

Pastor David Range Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Pre-School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare




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