January 26, 2020

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 58 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for January 26, 2020-8:30 & 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 73 O Worship the King


*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 Matthew 4:18-22

Children’s Time

*Hymn 128 He Leadeth Me

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 496 Sweet Hour of Prayer

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 “Seeing God” Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment 156 I Love to Tell the Story

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday 157

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3413.15

Building Fund/Trust $ 43.00

Roof Repair $ 160.50

Mission $ 230.50

Events this week:

Today: Our church is invited to “The Longest Table” starting at 5:00 p.m. at Miramar City Hall, 2300 Civic Center place. This event hosted by the Mayor’s Office, is designed to promote unity and a sense of “place” here in the City of Miramar over a delicious dinner outside under the stars with neighbors. Invite your neighbors, friends, family, and even coworkers. The event is a dinner discussion held outside in what will be the longest dinner table ever assembled in Miramar. Prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Roland Abel’s Bold Justice house meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible study, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. All those born in February are invited to sit at the head table. All welcome. United Methodist Men after the 11:00 a.m. service in the fellowship hall, Pastor Appreciation meeting in the library. Youth group 4-5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Monday Feb. 3 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Feb. 4 PPR committee meeting 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8 District Training from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and District Youth Rally 5 to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9 UMW Bake Sale after each service

Monday, Feb. 10 Creative Worship Team 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 we host the Justice Ministry Team Assembly for BOLD Justice at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20 UMW meeting for Heart Awareness Month at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22 UMW prayer breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Feb. 28 United Methodist Men’s Fish Fry

Please pick up your 2020 offering envelopes today. If you would like envelopes and do not see any please let Donna Simms or Pastor David know.

Sign up now for the District Training, Saturday, Feb. 8 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with registration opening at 8:15, at Christ UMC, 4845 NE 25th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale 33308, with childcare available. Register at www.flumc.org/southwest for seminars on Staff Parish Relations, Trustees, Finance, Lay Leaders, Lay Servant Ministry, Fresh Expressions, Connecting to Local Schools, Relational Evangelism, Forming Small Groups, Church in Prison, Spiritual Gifts, Churches with Preschools, the Children’s Home & Foster Care, Justice For Our Neighbors, Active Threat Safety, Creation Care, Grief & Loss on the Journey to Something New, Marketing Your Church, Beautifying Your Church Spaces, and Leading in Anxious Times. Later that day the Youth Rally will take place from 5 to 9:00 p.m.

The trustees thank the congregation for their support of the renovation project where we together completed installation of new impact windows in the sanctuary, painting the sanctuary, repair of doors, overhang beam & painting around outside walkways. The parking lot was paved, rest rooms freshened up, LED lighting, new downspouts, and kitchen tiles installed. We put in more drainage & had built the south entrance ramp and made repairs to parsonage. Thank you as we continue to pay down the loan we had to take to accomplish all this and more.

BOLD Justice (Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice) is working on continued support for nursing homes “Operation Spot-check” and that each home would have a working generator in case the power grid goes down. We continue to advocate for more officers to be given Crisis Intervention Training so that they will be better prepared to help the mentally ill offenders with better solutions. We advocate for fewer youth and adult arrests when other actions can be taken, for example, civil citations. Please put on your calendar the dates for 2020: March 3 Rally, April 2 Nehemiah Action, May 19 Celebration.

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:

The Bernard and Service families are thankful to God and the church for the support received during Martell Bernard’s illness and passing, Sophia Williams joyful for achieving a first and a second prize in a recent debate competition, for Leah Brown who has lost her 5 month old, Ola’s niece in ICU, Tom Tuell as he undergoes stress test, Shirley Lindsay thankful for time with family in Jamaica and thankful to return to her church family, for Norma Payne as she recovers, Spencer joyful at the birth of his niece and for the way children call us to be our best selves as servants of the Lord as we gain humility and empathy of each other, Daisy Leslie happy to have her 5th great grandchild, for all the Hodge family especially James as Laura seeks new strategies to deal with his condition, Catherine Wheedleton, Donna Leland, Antonio Bell, Kathy’s nieces & nephews, Owen Wyman, Willie Mae Wise, Carrie Soto, the Sands family in the loss of their granddaughter, Rolla Shick & family, Fay Harley & family, Doherty Brown, Pam McFarlane, Madge, Iesah, Millie, Lorraine all for good health, Jeannie Grossman as she meets with surgeon on Wednesday, for family of Grace, Rick & Sebert & family that there may be peace, Patricia in ICU & whole family.

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Dr, Miramar, FL 33023 Tel: 954-989-4711 www.miramarumc.org mirumeth@gmail.com

Pastor David Range Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez, Marleni Brant-Pomare Preschool Director Robin Ramrhahal Custodian

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