November 23 2008

 Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship for November 23, 2008

8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services

Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday

“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                                                                                (See insert)


Processional hymns (during the singing the children are invited to bring their gifts forward)

*Hymn 694 Come Ye Thankful People Come followed by

*Hymn 147 All Things Bright and Beautiful   


                            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 24                          read by Marvia Aitken    


Children’s Time

*Hymn 131                                                                            We Gather Together

Reception of Tithes and Offerings


Time of sharing joys & concerns

Prayer Hymn 97                                                   For the Fruits of This Creation  

(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem (11:00)                    “Give Thanks to Our Lord”                              Choir

Sermon                 “Only the Grateful Believe”                       Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment    We Plow the Fields and Scatter                 (see insert)

   (You are invited to come forward to pray.)

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

 Next Sunday’s is for FLUMC Children’s Home

Attendance last Sunday was 104

Events this week:

Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00a.m.

Today: Preparation class for Adult membership with Pastor Range, 10:00 a.m.

Today: After the 11:00 a.m. service Sale of Goods in Fellowship Hall. Also

            T-shirts on display for $10 each.

Tonight: Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Tonight: New Members Session 7:30 pm

Monday to Thursday 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall open for tutoring

Monday: Hanging of the Greens and UMW sorting baskets, 7:30 pm  

Tuesday: Evangelism Committee7:30 pm

Tuesday: New Diabetes Support Group 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary

Tuesday: Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Fellowship Hall 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Pre School Thanksgiving Meal

Thursday & Friday: Happy Thanksgiving, church office closed

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7 pm

Next Sunday: First Sunday in Advent, special gift for children, service of baptism

Dates to remember for the future:

December 1 Admin Council 7:30

December 2 Finance Committee 7:30

December 6 at 2 pm next sale of meals

December 7 First Birthday Breakfast after 8:30 service

Sunday December 14 Choir Christmas Cantata

December 17 MUMPS Christmas program

December 21 Sunday School Party during 11 am service

December 21 Christmas Concert at  6:00 p.m.

December 24 Christmas Eve service 7:30

December 31 Watchnight service 10:30 pm

January 7 next Bold Justice research meeting on jobs.

January 31, 2009 Saturday Block Party                   

Finance report for Last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                $ 2129.21

Building Fund/Trustees                                     $     15.00  

Roof Repair                                                     $   160.00  

Mission                                                                                                                    $   121.00

Bulletins this week are given by Judy Minott in honor of  Joshua’s 6th birthday!

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 as our guest 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.

The Christmas Concert this year will be on Sunday, December 21 at 6:00 p.m. and feature Steve Higgins and his group. See the insert for more details.

Christmas Cards showing the facade of the church are available on the  

back table. If you take some please leave a donation for them in the  

offering plate.

If you have opened an account at Suntrust since August 2007, and used your debit card, the church can receive a $100 check as part of its “My Cause” promotion. Check with the pastor for how you can make your submission.

You can be a part of the new Diabetes Support Group forming on the third Tuesdays of the month in the sanctuary. Stan Barnett is heading it up, please talk to him or call him on 954-893-5937.

Upper Room Daily Devotional Guides for November/December are available in both large and small print on the back table. Suggested contribution is $1.

The tutoring program for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders called Study Pals is beginning for those who need help in Reading, Writing and Math.  Coordinator Sharon Allen will be in the Fellowship Hall this week from 3 to 5 Monday to Thursday. Those interested in tutoring or being tutored are invited to come along or call Sharon on 954-963-3359.

Please remember that the Church has an account with the Car Program, Inc. which allows us to benefit from any cars (trucks, boats, etc.) donated in our name. Please call the church office for details as to how all the hassle can be taken out of the process of disposing of a car. The donor gets a tax write-off and the church gets a lump sum payment!

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

Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL 33023

Tel: 954 989 4711, email:, website:



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