November 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 59 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for November 17, 2019-8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones to silent mode.


Call to Worship


*Hymn 711 For All the Saints




Praise & Worship


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

(please return your visitors card to the usher when you have completed it), Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, 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.)


The Apostle’s Creed page 881


Please stand for the reading of the Gospel according to Luke 6:17-26


Children’s Time


*Hymn 117 O God, Our Help in Ages Past


Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at


*Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”

(Sunday School now for children 3-11. The Nursery is open in Room 11)


Sharing Joys & Concerns- Please allow the ushers to hold the microphone for you


Prayer Hymn 395 Take Time to Be Holy


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 The Closer I Get To The Cross Choir


Sermon “Collaborating with Jesus—What’s Wrong with Laughter?”

Pastor David Range


Candle lighting: you are invited to come forward and light one candle for all those you love and see no longer. Please come up the side aisles, light your candle and go to the communion rail to pray, or return to your seat by way of the center aisle.


*Hymn of Commitment 398 Jesus Calls Us


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 144

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3204.00

Building Fund/Trustees $ 68.00

Roof Repair $ 173.00

Mission $ 480.00

Events this week:

Today: We are invited to light a candle to remember those we love but see no longer. New Member Session after each service. Packing of Thanksgiving baskets at 4:00 p.m. UMW & Youth group Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Community meeting at 7:00 p.m. for those living between Utopia Drive, Pembroke Rd., the Turnpike and Miramar Parkway

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Women with Dr. Suzanna Dotson demonstration on healthy cooking, 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday: Harvest Decorating at 6:00 p.m. If you have any decorative items like sugar cane or bananas or any other plant produce that you need to have picked up please contact Roland Abel at 954 812 7361.

Next Sunday: Harvest Thanksgiving services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. with a sale of baked goods and fresh foods after the service.

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, Nov. 28 Branches Thanksgiving meal, see insert.

Sunday, Dec. 8 Christmas Concert sponsored by the UMM, 6:00 p.m.

Please pick up your Upper Room today for November and December.

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.

Upcoming Children’s Clubs: Fridays 7-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 22, Dec. 6

Bible studies: Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4

Youth Group Schedule Fall 2019: Sundays 4 to 5:30 p.m. Today, (packing baskets) Dec. 1, roller skating. The rest of the church is welcome to join us at the Galaxy Skateway, 3737 Davie Road Ext., Hollywood, FL 33024

New Horizon UMC is hosting a Bible Study in the Century Village club house each Tuesday from 4 to 5:15. Please just show up. They are looking at the book of Acts at the moment.

Dear congregation, you can make 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: Prayer concerns from last week: Carol & Mickola blessings as they buy a house, Karen Francis and family, Millicent Gardner & family, Rosemarie Nicholas, Mabel Bizzell, the Browne family, Sonia, Brenda, Joan, Jenna, Jack, Rolla Shick & Fay Harley, June, Joe and family as they wait for his passing, persecuted Christians, abused, abandoned, marginalized, oppressed, downtrodden, terrorized, mentally ill, homeless, congratulations to Judith Pierre-Okerson on becoming president of the Florida Conference UMW, thanks for safe return of UMW from trip to Lakeland, Judith’s niece as she recovers, Rev. Malcolm after bypass surgery, thankful for hospital workers and those who care for the sick, traveling mercies for Mark, Joyce thankful to survive choking incident.

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar FL 33023

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

Pastor David Range Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

Preschool Director Marleni Brant Pomare Custodian Robin Ramtahal

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