January 11 2015

Miramar United Methodist Church 

Celebrating 54 years of Ministry!

MUMC, 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

Order of Worship for Covenant Service, January 11, 2015 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

As a courtesy to allplease place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.


Call to Worship        


*Hymn 155                                                    All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name




*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:                Revelation 21:1-6, First Thessalonians 4:13-18


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time


*Hymn 723                                                             Shall We Gather at the River


Reception of Tithes and Offerings 


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 711                                                                       For All the Saints

(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                    His Grace Is So Amazing                                            Choir


Sharing time about Jane Etzler, Memorial service at 11:00 a.m.


Sermon             The Wonder of Immortality                   Pastor David Range


You are invited to come forward and light a candle in remembrance of loved ones you miss as we move further into 2015, or to mark a relationship that is broken and is in need of reconciliation. Please light ONE candle, it can represent several people. Please light candles in the BACK first to prevent later people having to reach over lit candles. Let us pray.


*Hymn of Commitment 378 Amazing Grace and 700 Abide with Me


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                  


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for BOLD Justice

Attendance for last Sunday 217


Events this week: 

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.

Tonight: Prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Monday: MUMC Bold Justice Network Meeting to choose names--all Network Members should attend, Fellowship Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Narcotics Anonymous in Fellowship Hall 7:00 p.m. Trustees in Library 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, 7:00 p.m. 

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

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

SaturdayDistrict Training in Christ UMC, Ft. Lauderdale from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to travel with others meet Marvia Aitken in the parking lot at 8:00 a.m. Let’s get in the Disciple-Ship together

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., Commissioning of Bold Justice Network members at both services.


Looking ahead:

Tuesday January 20 Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Sunday School Teachers’ meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday January 25 New Members Session 9:45 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Confirmation Class 4:00 p.m. Please see insert and let Pastor David know if you would like to join the class. All youth and older people are welcome as we learn more about what the UMC believes and does.


Bold Justice dates to remember for 2015

Sunday, January 18 Commission Network members in 8:30 & 11 a.m. services 

Tuesday March 24 Rally, 7:30 p.m. 

Monday April 20 Nehemiah Action 7:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday June 9 Celebration 7:30 p.m.





Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection$   4091.00

Building Fund/Trust$    92.50

Roof Repair144.50

Mission$ 287.00

No More Malaria (Donations so far total $1222.07)$    11.00     


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.


Prayer concerns: Christian Rutty, Sunhui after 9-1-1 call, Gary’s son Mike to recover, Debbie joyful that parents are doing better—she is also looking forward to a new grandchild, family of Ligia Rodriguez, joy for the greetings of Ivy Van Achtoven and Dalia & Ebony Barnett from Georgia, Edward Browne, Roseanne Barnett, Dorothy and co-workers during outsourcing time, Dorothy & Andre at birthday time, Allison praising God for break & praying for Nicholas as he is in his 15th year, Josianne as she recovers from surgery and for her 4 weeks early boy Jason, girl aged 7 who survived plane crash, Jennifer & Denise, Aggie Reid, Louise for healing in eyes, Jeannie & A.J. looking for work, Jennifer Lindo and family especially as they travel home, Annette to recover from knee pain, Darryl joyful to be out of hospital and on the mend, Mark’s cousin thankful, Marcia the might continue to grow, Joan for safety at work, Philip to recover, Deborah thankful, Joyce traveling mercies, Shirley to recover & have less pain, those suffering pain in Jamaica, for pastor & leaders strength and guidance, Daisy to find job, Barbara thankful a would be robber ran away when she called on the Lord, Mabel, Yvonne, Karen, Millicent, Althea & family, the lost and those without friends, UMW breakfast, children who need forever homes, Salome, Anthony & Cordello, Joy, chemo & radiation patients, Myrna, Grace & parents, Val, June, Marti, Alethea, Sonia, Andre & Danyel, Angie, Roger, Tavon, Stacy, friends and family.


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


Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar, FL 33023 Tel: 954-989-4711, www.miramarumc.org, mirumeth@bellsouth.net, Like us on Facebook

Pastor David Range, 

Music Director Donna Simms, 

Administrative Assistant Beth Davey,  

Treasurer Andrea Schroeder, 

Pre School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Custodian Ravindra ‘Robin’ Ramtahal
















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