March 18 2012


Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

“Making Disciples of Jesus-Christ for the transformation of the World”

United Methodist Women Sunday

Worship Celebrations - 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

March 11, 2012


*Hymn                           “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” 

(you are invited to come to the altar & pray as we sing softly)


* Praise & Worship       Lorna McKenzie & Fay Harley



Call to Worship                 Joyce Hemmans


Leader: Holy and merciful God, our purpose is to know you.

All:  Your majestic universe declares your glory, O Lord.

Leader: Gracious Savior, our purpose is to know you

All: We want to open ourselves to the Christ event – the life, death and resurrection, that free us from captivity into full humanity..

Leader: God with us, Emmanuel, our purpose is to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus-Christ, your Son.

All: And to show that the purpose of your word is to show that your purpose outlasts those of humans and kingdoms of the earth. 

Leader: Community making God, you call us to develop creative, supportive fellowship.

All: God of unity, we are here to connect and reconnect with one another through your Son, The Living Word.

Leader: God, of transforming mission, we are here to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

All: Source of fullness of life, help us to embody your presence in our lives through love in action. Amen!


*Hymn                                                           “How Great Thou Art”

*Hymn                                               “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

Opening Prayer Melba Smith/Shirley Clarke


Welcome & Recognition of Visitors Jennifer Turnbull


Birthday and Anniversary Recognition Kathy Kelly/Janet Peterkin



Announcements/Registration of Attendance  

                                                      Jeannie Grossman/Faunah Brooks-Edmead


Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts)


Scripture     John 10:1-10           Laura Hodge/Florette Douglas


Women’s Moment in History             Ruth V. Earle/Shirley Gregg Leonce


Children’s ‘Time                                                 Marvia Aitken 


*Hymn                                                                       “How Great is Our God”


Reception of Tithes and Offerings                     Ivy Van Acthoven/Fay Harley


Special Music           Grace E. Okerson/Amber Mark, Leyhanna Harrow,      

                                                                  Sophia Williams & Nicholas Smith


*Doxology “Praise God from whom all blessings flow        


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn                                                  “Grace Greater Than our Sin”

Pastoral Prayer Pastor David Range


Special Music     Margaret Browne/Avis Taylor & Yvonne McLune


Introduction of Speaker         Judith Pierre-Okerson


Sermon                                 Sharyn Ladner,Vice President,SE District UMW


*Closing Hymn                                           “I Know that My Redeemer Lives      

Benediction and Postlude (Please join hands)           Pastor David Range


  • As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode

* indicates to stand if you are able


Welcome to all visitors.  We pray and hope that this service will be a blessing to you as your presence, here this morning, is a blessing to our church. 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 church welcome packs. We 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 worship service. We hope you will stop by our new Welcome Center after the service and learn more about our church and make a new friend.

  • Greeters: Greta Cousins – Shirley Gregg-Leonce – Lucy Ayayee - Joyce Wyke – Marjorie Champagnie –Janet Peterkin-Diane Clarke


  • Ushers: Millicent Gardner - Florette Douglas – Millicent Weller – Jeannie Grossman-Ruth V. Earle-Lorna McKenzie


In celebration of the National Women’s History Month, today’s bulletin is given by Miramar United Methodist Women in honor of all the women of Miramar UMC 


United Methodist Women meets every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join us. We will be honored to count you among our guests!   


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 Pre-School wing. 


Confirmation classes continue from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Although especially designed to appeal to youth, the classes can be taken by those of any age or folk who would like to explore the faith in a new way.  The classes will continue on Sunday afternoon (except Easter) until the Confirmation Service in May.  Please speak with Pastor David if you are interested in being a part of these classes.


Please remember to dedicate bulletins in honor or in memory of your loved ones.  The sign-up sheet is in the back.  The cost is only $10.


Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church - 2507 Utopia Drive - Miramar, Fl 33020,

Tel: 954-989-4711 Fax: 954-989-4315


Our heartfelt thanks to . . .


…Our special guest, Sharyn Ladner, The Vice-President of the South East District United Methodist Women.


 ...  YOU, for worshiping with us this morning!






March 11, 2012





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