November 20 2011


 Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

 “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

Order of Worship for Harvest Thanksgiving

November 20, 2011 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


*Praise & Worship                                                        


Responsive Prayer


*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)


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit

(Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                      Psalm 100 Hymnbook page 821


Children’s Time                                                                                       


*Hymn 97                                                              For the Fruits of this Creation


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


Clyde Yarde shares on his steel drum


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

Sunday  School  for those aged 2 to 12. The nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled.


Time of sharing Joys & Concerns and Thanksgiving Testimonies


Prayer Hymn 131                                                                   We Gather Together

 (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


Anthem                      “Sing to the Lord of Harvest”                                    Choir

Lesson                           Second Corinthians 9:6-15


Sermon          “Why Cheerful Givers are Cheerful               Pastor David Range


*Hymn of Commitment                                       We Plow the Fields and Scatter

(You are invited to come forward to pray.)


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday was 121


Events this week:

Today: Sunday School with Pastor Garnes at 10:00 a.m.

Today: Harvest sale after 11:00 a.m. service, Prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Hanging of the Greens & UMW Harvest Basket prep. 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Choir 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Thanksgiving. Office closed

Friday: Office closed. NO MYF

Next Sunday: New Members session at 7:00 p.m.


Dates to remember for the future:

Sunday Dec. 4 Dist. Christmas Concert, 1st UMC, Coral. Gables, 4:00 p.m.
Friday Dec. 9 Youth Christmas Party 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 11 Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 16 Preschool Christmas Program 7:00 p.m.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 1688.36

Building Fund/Trustees $     45.00

Roof Repair $     32.00 

Mission $     47.00


Bulletins are given by Carla Williamson to commemorate what would have been her dad’s 63rd birthday, Nov. 10. Rest in Peace Clifton Williamson. Bulletins also given by Judy Minott in honor of Joshua’s 9th birthday, Nov. 25.


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. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

Community Redevelopment Home Buying Assistance and Home Rehabilitation Services is available to first time home buyers in Miramar. Please call 1-877-272-3521 for more information.


Please note! The Travelling Bassinet remains here during November. Please continue to bring items for newborns. And thanks to those who have given so far.


We are still looking for volunteers to help clean the church, hall and offices. Please speak to the Trustees chair, Shirley Gregg-Leonce, Kathy Kelly, or Pastor David.


If you think God might be calling you to ministry in the United Methodist Church, this Website is for you.


Please remember you can dedicate bulletins to the memory or honor of a loved one for a minimum contribution of only $10.


Struggling with your mortgage? A local NACA, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America office is only 7 miles away at 662 NE 125th St., Miami, 33161, tel. 305-341-0791. Go to  or call Marvia Aitken for more information.


Prayer Concerns: For Clyde who lost his brother-in-law, Jeannie thankful for reminders of faith in the midst of depressing news from Faith at the UMW conference, for District Superintendent Craig Nelson, for Edie's sister Janet undergoing surgery this week, for Clem facing sudden cancer surgery, for Sister Joyce's feet to get better, thanks to all who helped with the Harvest Dinner "when you do the Lord's work you don't get tired," for Louise as she goes in for surgery on Tuesday, for Laura's test on heart, praise for Laura's son contacting her and for the visit with him and his daughter's, traveling mercies for Anthony, for Bradley's family at the loss of his paternal grandmother.


Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith,  Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Ruby Miller, Pat Mark, Don Lopez, 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: Adam Ramsay, Navy; SGT Jonathan Orejuela, Marines,


Pastor: David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33020

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315,

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