March 1 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for Sunday, February 22, 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                                     Page 18, Praise & Worship Songbook


*Hymn 127                                                      Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
Welcome and Recognition of Visitors
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Scripture                                      Matthew 6: 16-18
Children’s Time -- Opening Doors to Lent

*Hymn                                 “For Rosa Parks sing praises”                 (see insert)
Reception of Tithes and Offerings

(11:00 the children ages 2 to 12 are invited to go to Sunday School--all children are welcome)

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer Hymn 375                                                          There Is a Balm in Gilead
(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem (at 11)        “In that Great Gettin’ Up Morning”                         Choir

Sermon               “Fasting for the 21st Century”                    Pastor David Range
*Hymn of Commitment  “I’ve Got The Joy, Joy, Joy” (see insert--622 from African American hymnbook)

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments
 Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund
Attendance last Sunday was 145

Events this week:
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.
This afternoon: Confirmation Class 4:00 p.m.
Tonight: Prayer Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Fast Breaking Service at noon
Wednesday: Ash Wednesday Service 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: The Singles Ministry 5:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Fellowship Breakfast between services, please see the birthday insert for those celebrating in March! Invite a friend!

Dates to remember for the future:
February 28, 2009 at 5pm,  
Week of March 2 Wesley groups/small house meetings begin
March 5 at 7:00 p.m. BOLD Justice Rally
The Kids Birthday Club is now scheduled for Sunday, March 22 after
the 11:00 a.m. service.
April 2 at 7:00 p.m. Nehemiah ACTION
Sunday April 26 at 4:00 p.m., Rally of the Apostles.

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                       $ 2140.00
Building Fund/Trustees                               $   108.50
Roof Repair                                               $   234.50
Mission                                                                                                              $  150.00

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.

We are forming a Tech Team, if you are proficient with computers we would like to include you. Please speak to Pastor David or Fritzroy Guillot.  

The Singles Ministry will meet on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 5pm in the Church Fellowship Hall. Please come prepared for Planning and Calendering.

Due to the ongoing investigations into possible salmonella contamination The Little Lambs cookie dough company has voluntarily recalled all their cookie dough that contains peanut butter. If anyone still has peanut butter cookie dough please get rid of it.

Seniors! At the new center you will find Stan Barnett teaching computers on Mondays and Fridays, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. You might like to join him.

Please remember to visit Enez Gardner at her home: 2440 SW 82nd Terrace, Miramar 33025. If you wish to call first the phone is 954-435-5894.

Thank you to all who made "An evening Under The Stars" as hosted by The Singles Ministry such a resounding success. We want to say a special thanks for the helping hands that aided in setting up and replacing tables and chairs. God Bless You.

Free tax preparation at Fulford United Methodist Church! Just call the church number at 305-945-3500 and they will call you back with a time for you to come in with your papers.

Upper Room devotionals and Pockets magazine for March are now available. (On back table. Suggested contribution $1.00)

Small groups, “Wesley Groups” will start soon. If you are not in one yet please call one of these leaders to find out when and where their group will be meeting:
Roland and Phyllis Abel 954-989-4188 or 954-812-7361
Stan and Dalia Barnett 786-768-8906
Kathy Kelly 954-432-8064 or 954-483-5609
Sheila Riley 954-239-8441 and Florrette Douglas 954-443-2865
Marvia Aitken 954-443-8356 or 954-684-4381
Shirley Clarke 954-986-8693 and Shirley Gregg-Leonce 954-963-5289
Johnnie Fitzpatrick 305-625-8170 or 305-299-1308

Summerville Homes Assisted Living Facility is looking for volunteers to participate in activities with the residents. They will offer Community Service Hours for anyone who needs them and are willing to dedicate their time and talent. Many residents seldom have visitors and would so enjoy the company of young or old to talk and share memories with, or perhaps discuss current affairs. Feel free to stop by 7399 Indigo St. Miramar or call Correl Wint at 954-961-9998.

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

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