January 1 2012


        Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

 “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

Order of Worship for the Third Sunday in Advent

JANUARY 1, 2012 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

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


Call to Worship


*Praise & Worship




*Hymn 254                                                                            We Three Kings


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                    John 15:1-17


Children’s Time


* Hymn                                                    God Rest You Merry Gentlemen


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


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

(Sunday School begins for those aged 3 to 6 . The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by   parents with children needing to be settled.)


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn   501            O Thou Who Camest From Above

(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.)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                                           Do You Hear What I Hear?       


Sermon                    “News from the Vineyard”                    Pastor David Range         



*Hymn of Preparation   606                     Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine

Making a Covenant with God

*Hymn   348        Softly and Tenderly  (verses 1 and 2 only)

*Holy  Communion

*Hymn of Commitment  348   Softly and  Tenderly     (verses 3 and 4 only)


  Benediction and Postlude  (please join hands)


          Today’s Mission offering is for the Good Samaritan Fund

                  Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

                   Attendance for last Sunday was 201


Events this week:

Today: Sunday School with Pastor Garnes at 10:00 a.m,

Wednesday:  The Next Christians Bible Study 7pm

Thursday:  Choir Practice   7:30 pm

Friday:  Youth Fellowship  7 pm

Next Sunday: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast  after the 8:30 service

Dates to remember for the future:

Monday Jan. 9 New Realities Leadership Team 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday Jan 10 Pre School Board 7:30

Friday Jan. 13 Church Family Pot Luck Dinner  6:30pm

Sunday Jan. 15  New Members Session  7 pm

Saturday Jan. 21 District Training Day 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Hollywood Hills UMC, 400 N. 35th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021. Training in various areas of church leadership. Lunch is $5. Please see notice insert for details about registration.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $   2997.35

Building Fund/Trustees $      74.00

Roof Repair $     190.50

Mission $     110.50


To Pastor David, CJ and the Miramar UMC Church Family: Wishing you a Christmas filled with joyful celebration!  Blessings & Peace from Rev. Denzil & Yvonne Southwood-Smith & family with our love and prayers.


Bulletins today are given by Jesseline Humphreys in honor of the Humphrey and Cuffy Families


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. 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.


If you think God might be calling you to ministry in the United Methodist Church, this Website is for you:  http://www.mycallfl.org


Community Redevelopment Home Buying Assistance and Home Rehabilitation Services is available to first time home buyers in Miramar. Please call 1-877-272-3521 for more information.


Struggling with your mortgage? A local NACA, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America office is only 7 miles away at 662 NE 125th St., Miami, 33161, tel. 305-341-0791. Go to NACA.com  or call Marvia Aitken for more information.


Prayer Concerns :Jeannie thankful for getting through this year and praying for next year to be better, for churches bombed in Nigeria, Alia happy that classes are over and looks forward to good grades and wishes for happy family times during the Christmas break, traveling mercies for Andre and all students and the Howell family as they go to Georgia, Edie’s daughter-in-law Mary who is having surgery, Alicia rejoicing in Don coming home from rehab, for Anthony to be delivered from drugs and to protect his wife and children, for Barbie and Nicole who has a genetic disease, for Steve high on drugs, for Michael and Ricky with many needs, Nicky with chest pains, Cecile to be delivered from pain, Olga delighted that Adam is here for a visit and is also praising God that her surgery went so well and asks for prayers for Adam’s future mother-in-law Kathy to heal after surgery, many thanks for the baskets distributed and for the way this church responds to people in need, for Yvonne and Claudette, for Rene as she plays her last game with the band, Dorothy delighted to be our of hospital, for the newly married and the rest of Geneta’s family all together for Christmas, for the St. Lucian’s who benefited from Christmas party, toys and baskets.


Faith who is expecting a baby, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Ruby Miller, Pat Mark, Don Lopez, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedeton.  If you need prayer during the week please call Grandma Hyacinth Robinson at 954-435-4036 and your concern will be put on the Prayer Chain.  After you call her, for emergencies or to report someone in the hospital please be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104, or email the office at mirumeth@bellsouth.net.  We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines





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