March 17, 2019

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 March 17, 2019-8:30 & 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 540 I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord


*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.)

Women’s History Moment

Please stand for the gospel according to Luke 13:31-35

Children’s Time

A word of testimony: the call of Grace Okerson

*Hymn (CH) Showers of Blessing

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

*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 453 More Love to Thee

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 Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone? Choir

Sermon “Eyes Set on Jerusalem” Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment 566 Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 161

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3871.50

Building Fund/Trustees $ 53.50

Roof Repair $ 170.50

Mission $ 386.50

Events this week:

Today: Immediately following the benediction Pastor CJ Walter will chair and convene a Church/Charge Conference for an agenda with one item! All are welcome to stay and vote on the motion to commend Grace Okerson to take the next step, with the support of her church, into the ministry! If you wish to leave you may do so but the meeting should take no longer than 5 minutes. Youth Group Giant Pizza Party! 4-5:30

Tuesday: Finance Committee 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Fast Breaking service at Noon, Bible Study at 7:00 p.m.

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

March 23-24 Lay Servant training, Christ Church, Ft. Lauderdale. See Pastor David for more info if you are interested in attending.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., services conducted by the United Methodist Women in celebration of their 150th Anniversary. Pre School Picnic 12-4:00 in Viscaya Park in Miramar. Confirmation Class 4-5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Monday March 25 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Saturday March 30 UMW District Day Apart with Pastor Diane Gutierrez speaking on the theme, “Expanding the Table” based on Matthew 15:26-27, at Cason UMC, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday March 31 Fifth Sunday joint service with a Hymn Sing at 10:00 a.m., followed by a New Member Session after the service.

Monday April 1 Trustees meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Booking forms for summer camp are now available for the church trip we are planning July 1-6. We welcome all youth who will be entering 4th through 12th grades in August of 2019.

Bold Justice Dates for 2019: Monday, April 8 Nehemiah Action, Tuesday May 21 Justice Ministry Celebration

Sellars Memorial UMC invites you to its National Women’s History Month celebration, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. Rev Dr. Geraldine McClellan will be the guest speaker. She will be honored as a Visionary and Champion. Your participation in the service is welcome. Please call 786 216 9930 or email

To file a complaint about something wrong in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or to look up the reputation of a facility, you are advised to check: or call 888-419-3456.

Please remember Narcotics Anonymous every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Dear congregation, more and more people are making their donations to the church through the Vanco electronic giving system. This allows for regular giving to take place according to your preferences. You can set up your giving profile or have the church office help you to do so. Please consider this method of giving.

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:

Parents, students and teachers in school situations, Dorothy’s sister Sonia with heart problems, for the mentally ill that we should reach out to them with positive contacts, for all of us to confront our mortality and to make plans to leave with our loved ones about what to do at our passing, the family of Judy Ann Darling especially her husband David Darling, for Joyce Dawson to grow in strength, Williams & Franklin families in their loss of a child and for all parents who have to bury a child, Marjorie as she undergoes surgery, Norma Payne as she undergoes surgery on Wednesday, one who is glad to be in worship after hospitalization, Severa family in time of loss, for all teachers to keep the balance in their lives, Yvonne Poulos as she kicks off her jewelry business on Saturday 1:30-5 in Miramar library, Greta Cousins medical issues, Miller family at the loss of a daughter and her baby, Audley thankful for the inspiration of the Upper Room Daily Devotional guide, Scott Hoffman to be safe where he travels, for better connections with children and husband for Laura, Josh Cale, Owen Wyman, Mabel Bizzell, Diane Dunn, Barbara Kennedy, Donna Leland, Frank Overstree, Geneve Morat, Crystal Dunn, peace, love, tolerance in the world, troops and their families, Flori’s niece Vanessa and all others looking for a job, Luisro Cerezo, Harrison Grandwilliams, Amarilis Padilla, Gina Falcon, Annamaria De Santis in rehab, Sonia, Dexter, Pam, Sharon, Curtis, Dr. Katie, Ermine, Nadage, Denese, Andre, Danyel, baby Brooklyn, Dorothy, Millicent & Ralston Gardner and families, Karen Francis, Melba Smith, Shirley Gregg-Leonce, Debbie McLune and family, Browne family, understanding between people, elections in Miramar, Rolla Shick, Harley family.

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023

 Tel: 954-989-4711 Fax: 954-989-4315

Pastor David Range Admin.Assis. Beth Davey, Music Dir. Donna SimmsTreas, Mario Perez Cust.Robin Ramtahal, Pre-School Dir, Marleni Brant-Pomare

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