November 26, 2017

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 57 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for December 10, 2017 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Second Sunday of Advent

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

*Hymn 250                                                                Once in Royal David's City


*Praise & Worship 

Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, 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.)

Old Testament reading:                           Isaiah 40:1-11

Please stand for the gospel according to Mark 1:1-8                                     

Children’s Time

*Hymn 217                                                                                   Away in a Manger

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11, for children needing to be settled)

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

Prayer Hymn 211                                                                  O Come Emmanuel

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                               No Wonder the Angels Sang                              Choir

Sermon                          “The God who Comforts”                  Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn 218                                  It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                     

Events this week:

Today: Youth group Christmas Party at 4:00 p.m. with extra food, games & more. See Pastor David if you want to bring something. Prayer meeting 6:00

Monday: Choir at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast Planning Committee meeting 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Property Work Day 8:00 a.m. cleaning leaves off the roof

Saturday: Children’s Club invites everyone to Lion Country Safari when we will be leaving the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

Next Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent Joint Worship Service for the Christmas Cantata at 10:00 a.m., Justice for Our Neighbors Donors Tea from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 6000 Maynada Street, Coral Gables.

Looking ahead:

Thursday December 21 Preschool Christmas Program 9:00 a.m.

Sunday December 24 Christmas Eve Services at 8:30, 11:00 a.m. and Lessons and Carols service 7:30 p.m.

Sunday December 31 5th Sunday Joint service 10:00 a.m. Watch Night service 10:30 p.m.

January 7 is our next Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast and we need people who will make dishes to bring by 9:45 a.m. It could be a dish of your choosing, your specialty, or one of the traditional dishes that we have served: one full tray of liver, one full tray of kidney, half tray cabbage with salt fish, half tray cabbage without salt fish, half tray callaloo with salt fish, half tray callaloo without salt fish, half tray boiled cornmeal and flour dumplings (two dozen), half tray flour dumplings (two dozen)—if you will make any of these please let Pastor David know or come to the Birthday Breakfast Planning Committee on Wednesday December 13 at 7:00 p.m. Thank you.

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Tuesday March 20 Rally Monday,

April 23 Nehemiah Action

Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

News from the Pre-School: Toy Drive Nov. 27 to Dec. 15 when you can bring in new toys to be given to the preschool students. Questions? call the preschool office at 954 981 9269 and talk to director Ms. Marleni or her assistant Ms. Eliza.

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise FL on March 17, 2018. Speak to Sharon Allen if you are interested.

BOLD Justice T-shirts available for sale. See Sharon Allen or Donna Simms.

Remember ACA health insurance open enrollment ends December 15!

The last Sunday to contribute to Poinsettias is December 14, and to contribute to the Wreath, December 31.

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments 

Next Sunday’s is for Women in Distress

Attendance for last Sunday 177

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $   3383.15

Building Fund/Trust                                                                             $        56.00

Roof Repair                                                                                            $       58.00

Mission                                                                                                    $     305.50

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.     

If you need anything during the service please contact one of the ushers, who will be wearing a multicolored stole/scarf. Please do not bring food or drinks into the sanctuary unless absolutely necessary. Thank you.

Prayer concerns: Thanks for God’s grace & mercy, for George hanging on, Marcia Kelly & Kelly family, Owen Wyman, Randy Daughter, Alean Stephens, Edward Gentille, Wilma Wilhans, Barbara Gabbidon, Mieha & Gerard as they graduate & seek jobs, Marceline as she returns to Trinidad, Stephanie’ doctors as she undergoes procedure, Ola’s cousins speedy recovery, Pete Feedee taken to hospital by ambulance, Kyle Cousins as he takes exams this week, Uncle Clem to be relieved of pain, healing of the nation and help for those in authority, peace in this advent season, Gio whose grandmother Peggy passed away and for the rest of her family, Devone & Gio & all our youth, recovery for Dr. Jake after knee surgery, Honduras as all who live there, Jennie Ruth Chavez after the loss of her husband of 68 years and their daughter Deb Gavilan, James Morris, Robyn Kirkin, Pat Samaroo knee, thanks to God for blessings, Roger, Tavon, Peaches, Nikkie, Stacy, Althea, Hezekiah 4 weeks old with breathing problem, thanks for business blessings and asking God for more, Maureen thanking God for another year, communication for the Hodge family, patience and healing for Laura & Dorothy, Jeannie & A.J., Karen thankful to be able to help with breakfast, Margaret & Althea, Grace Byndloss & co-worker and family, persecuted, displaced, abused, Mabel Bizzell, Catherine Wheedleton, for all caregivers, Pam, Val, Dexter, Althea, Alethea, Joan, Joan, Sonia, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Denese, Dorothy, Maureen Murphy’s family at her passing,

US Armed Forces: LaShawn Knight, Army; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023  

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

Pastor David Range Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Pre-School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare


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