January 11 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for Covenant Service, January 11, 2009
8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
“Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional
Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity
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                                        Pg 23, Praise & Worship Songbook                                   


*Hymn 193                                                          Jesus! The Name High over All
Welcome and Recognition of Visitors
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Scripture                                          Mark 1: 4-13
Children’s Time

*Hymn 252 When Jesus Came to Jordan (sung to the tune of “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”)
Reception of Tithes and Offerings

(11:00 the children ages 2 to 12 are invited to go to Sunday School--all children are welcome)

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer Hymn 526                                              What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem (at 11)                   “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”                            Choir

Sermon                            “Path of Preparation”                     Pastor David Range
*Hymn of Commitment 203                                      Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments
 Next Sunday’s is for Community Christian Counseling
Attendance last Sunday was 162

Events this week:
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.
Tonight: Prayer Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Trustees 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Finance Committee, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Fellowship Hall 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:30 Chapter 20
Thursday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship, 7:00 p.m., United Methodist Men, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Visiting around Miramar 10:00 a.m., Singles Ministry start.

Dates to remember for the future:
January 31 Saturday Block Party                   
February 1 Fellowship Breakfast after 8:30 service
March 5 at 7:00 p.m. BOLD Justice Rally
April 2 at 7:00 p.m. Nehemiah ACTION

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                       $ 2640.58
Building Fund/Trustees                                 $    26.00
Roof Repair                                               $   116.00
Mission                                                                                                     $   136.00

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. 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. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

The Inaugural/Planning Meeting of the Singles Ministry will be held on Saturday Jan.17 at 5:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. All singles ages 25 and up are welcome to attend. Please contact Val Christie at 954-394-0694 or Sheila Riley at 754-234-6842 for more information.

We’re having a Birthday Party the third Sunday of every month after the 11:00 a.m. service for those 12 years and under. Please look for the sign up sheet and sign up your children. We want no child left out!

If you paid for a poinsettia please take it home with you today from the foyer.

The church staff wishes to thank the church for the Christmas gifts you gave. They were very much appreciated!
With the Block Party coming the church is looking for those who can help by donating chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, salad, etc. Please put your name on the sign up sheet in the back of the church.

Broward County Public Schools is hosting an “Educational Engagement Fair” on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 from 9 am to noon at McFatter Technical Center, 6500 Nova Drive in Davie. This is an outreach to those who have dropped out of school. Students will learn about the options available to them for getting their diploma. It’s never too late to graduate is the message. Please see the poster on the bulletin board.

Please remember that the Church has an account with the Car Program, Inc. which allows us to benefit from any cars (trucks, boats, etc.) donated in our name. If you or anyone you know has a vehicle that they don’t want to go to the bother of disposing please call the church office for details as to how all the hassle can be taken out of this process. The donor gets a tax write-off and the church gets a lump sum payment!

College aged kids--have you thought about your summer job yet? You might want to think about being on the leadership team at the Warren W. Willis UM summer camps. If selected, each Team Member serves from May 28 through August 9, you receive room and board and a minimum of $1675 for the summer. See Pastor David if you want to begin the application process.

If you have opened an account at Suntrust since August 2007, and used your debit card, the church can receive a $100 check as part of its “My Cause” promotion. Check with the pastor for how you can make your submission.

Please remember that there are Upper Room Devotional Guides and Pockets magazine available in the back of the church.

Offering envelope books for 2009 are now available. Please remember to pick up yours on the back table.

Due to the tremendous response, the US Census Office has met their hiring quota and has cancelled all remaining test dates.

US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Maj. Jeffry Moffit, Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells, Chad Chong (Iraq): Army

Pastor David Range,
Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL 33023
Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315,
Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net, Website: www.miramarumc.org




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