November 18 2012


Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 52 years of Ministry!

MUMC, 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

Order of Worship for Harvest Thanksgiving

November 18, 2012, 8:30 &11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.


Call to Worship


*Processional hymns 

*Hymn 694 Come Ye Thankful People Come followed by

*Hymn 147 All Things Bright and Beautiful (all children are invited to process to the altar with their gifts)




*Praise & Worship                                                          


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts).Visitors are invited to come to our Welcome Center on the Utopia Drive “front porch” after the service.


Scripture Lesson                  Matthew 6:25-34       


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time


*Hymn 97                                                             For the Fruits of His Creation


Reception of Tithes and Offerings & Connect Cards


Item                                                                                                    Clyde Yarde


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

(Sunday school for ages 3-11 years. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled.) 


Sharing Joys & Concerns and Thanksgiving Testimonies


Prayer Hymn                                                    All of Life is Filled with Wonder

(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.)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer 


Choir                                           “Thanksgiving Praise”              


Sermon                  “More than Turkey Day, Good News About Thanksgiving”                   

Hymn of Commitment                                     We Plow the Fields and Scatter


Today’s Mission offering is for Women in Distress 

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday was 158


Events this week:

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes in the Library 10:00 a.m., after the 11:00 a.m. service is Harvest Sale in the Fellowship Hall! 

Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: UMW sort food for baskets 6:00 p.m.

Pastor David will be away Nov. 21 to 26, for pastoral care call Lay Leader Joyce Hemmans at 954 701 8824

Thursday: Enjoy Thanksgiving Day, church office closed Thursday and Friday


Dates to remember for the future: 

Monday Nov 26 Hanging of the Greens 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 1 New Realities Deliver Summit 2-5 p.m. We need 80 to attend in order to get a wide variety of us move forward together 

Sunday Dec. 9 Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday Dec. 11 Choir 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Dec. 13 Pre School Christmas Program 7:00 p.m.

Friday Dec. 14 Youth Fellowship Christmas party 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 16 Joint service for Christmas Cantata, 10 a.m. 


Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 2278.25

Building Fund/Trustees $           75.00

Roof Repair $             32.00

Mission $           68.00    


Bulletins today are given by Greta cousins in celebration and thankfulness to God on the birth of her grandson Blake Alaric Cousins!


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. 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.


The Preschoool Toy Drive begins today. We would greatly appreciate unwrapped toys for children ages 1 year to 5 years. Our after schoolers range from 6 to 10 years old. We look forward to your usual support.


If you did not register for the Holy Land trip, Feb. 27 to March 8, 2013 you may still do so. Please speak to Pastor David, or see brochure. 


Prayer Concerns: For Randy to do well in his job interview, praise for Jonathan coming home safely, for Bettyanne to continue to heal well, for Dorothy’s coworker Joyce battling bone cancer, for Ray’s mother with dementia and broken hip, for all veterans of the armed services, for Ray battling prostate cancer, for Aloma’s son LaShawn coming home soon from Afghanistan, for James’ family at his passing, for an ending to football season and a beginning of soccer season, for never being too old to enjoy the children’s time, praise for Jeannie’s procedure going well, for Peter Sotolongo’s family, for the leaders and soon to be leaders of this country to govern with conciliation, for everyone to be willing to pray for this country that we might be as committed to pray for and build up this church with our pledging of support, thanks for the joy in the harvest banquet, for Marcia with breast cancer and Andrea who needs healing, for the families missing loved service members lost in war like Jane’s nephew Rich, for the Samuels family going through a lot, for Vilma as she travels to California, for teenagers going on to adulthood and needing to learn not to carry guns onto campuses, for Nelson Bacquie Smith as he recovers from surgery, for Daisy’s ankle feeling better and getting good test results, for those listening to the message of how we need to work together in the church to put on things like the harvest banquet and other ministries, for the family of Lana Brown’s cousin Michelle Miller who passed this week.


Valda Pearce, Carolyn Kelly, Ernestine Pierce, Cynthia Henderson, Thomas McIntosh, Everline Humphreys, Rita McNeil, Beatrice Grossman, Leighton Delvaille, Deshawn Jackson, Becky Maynard, Elwood James, Norris Southwood-Smith, Scott Hoffman, Samantha & Sophie, Kevin Henry, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Pat Mark, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton.  If you need prayer during the week please call Grandma Hyacinth Robinson at 954-435-4036 and your concern will be put on the Prayer Chain.  After you call her, for emergencies or to report someone in the hospital please be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104, or email the office at  We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan.


Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr., Miramar, FL 33020. 

Tel: 954-989 4711,, 









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