January 4 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for January 4, 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 4, Praise & Worship Songbook                                   


*Hymn 698                                                                                    God of the Ages
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 254                                                           We Three Kings of Orient Are
Reception of Tithes and Offerings


Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer Hymn 501                                            O Thou Who Camest from Above                                             

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Choir (at 11)                   “Children Go Where I Send Thee”

Sermon                       “Bearing Fruit on the Vine”                Pastor David Range

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

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund
 Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance last Sunday was 171

Events this week:
Today: Fellowship Breakfast after the 8:30 service, all welcome
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.
Tonight: Prayer Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Evangelism Committee, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Fellowship Hall 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Bold Justice research meeting on jobs
Thursday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Funeral service for Siegfried Hodge, 10:00 a.m. (Viewing 9-10, repast after Lake Worth burial)
Friday: Youth Fellowship, 7:00 p.m., United Methodist Men, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Visiting around Miramar 10:00 a.m., Sale of Meals 2:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Sunday School resumes during the 11:00 a.m. service

Dates to remember for the future:
January 31 Saturday Block Party                   
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 Singles Ministry for all in their twenties upwards will be starting Jan. 17, time and place to be determined. Please contact Val Christie at 954-394-0694 or Sheila Riley at 754-234-6842 for more info.

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!

Mission Wreath total so far is $942.00.           Christmas Concert total so far is $2310.00
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.

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.

Please remember that there are Upper Room Devotional Guides available in the back of the church. Suggested contribution is $1.  Do you have yours for Jan./Feb.?  Also, the January Pockets magazine is available for the young people.

Offering envelope books for 2009 are now available. Please remember to pick up yours on the back table. If you are claiming your contributions to this church on your IRS form, the church is happy to supply you with documentation of your gifts.

Would you like to be a Census Taker or Census Crew Leader or Census Recruiting Assistant or Census Clerk?  Our Fellowship Hall will be open Thursdays  Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sat. Jan. 24 from 10 am to 2 pm for those who would like to apply for one or more of  these jobs. You need to call 1-866-861-2010 or go to www.2010censusjobs.gov  to reserve your space.

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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