November 30 2014

Miramar United Methodist Church 

Celebrating 54 years of Ministry!

Sharing Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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 Hymn Sing and First Sunday in Advent

November 30, 2014 10:00 a.m. service

Pastor: David Range

As a courtesy to allplease place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.


Gathering –Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)


*Hymn 246 Joy to the World, verses 1, 2, 4

57 For a Thousand Tongues to sing verses 1, 2, 3, 4

73 O Worship the King verses 1, 2

128 He Leadeth Me verses 1, 2


Lighting Advent Candle




Please remain seated for: Hymn 399 Take My Life and Let It Be, all verses 

365 Grace Greater Than Our Sin, verses 1, 4

170 O How I Love Jesus, all verses


Please stand for the responsive reading 781 (Psalm 47)


Please remain standing for: Hymn 368 My Hope is Built, verses 1, 2

370 Victory in Jesus, all verses

Caribbean Hymnal 212 Count Your Blessings, verses 1, 2


Scripture:                  First Corinthians 1:3-9


Please be seated for: Hymn 77 How Great Thou Art, verses 1, 2

133 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, all verses

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.)


Please stand for the gospel according to Mark 13: 33-37


Children Time


Please remain seated for: Hymn 217 Away in a Mangerall verses

400 Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, verses 1, 2

462 ’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, verses 1, 4


Reception of Tithes and Offerings


Please remain seated for hymns: 249 There’s a Song in the Air, verses 1, 2

Caribbean Hymnal 60 The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, verses 1, 2

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)


Sharing Joys & Concerns where we hear how God turns a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, and a victim into a victory.                                            


Please remain seated for: Prayer Hymn 593 Here I Am Lord, all verses

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


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer (sung to 271 Caribbean version)

(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.)


Please stand for: Hymn 369 Blessed Assurance, verses 1, 2

98 To God Be The Glory, verses 1, 2

514 Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus, verses 1, 3

701 When We All Get To Heaven, verses 1, 4

Please sit for: 254 We Three Kings, all verses


Sermon  An Announcement about Our Future Pastor David Range


Please stand for our Hymn of Commitment 569 We’ve a Story to Tell, all verses


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                  


Events this week: 

Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Administrative Council meeting 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship services 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. All with December birthdays will be especially honored. All welcome to join in.


Dates for the future:

December & 15 Choir 7:00 p.m.

December 1-12 Pre School Toy Drive, see insert

December 14 Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m. 

December 21 Christmas Cantata 10:00 a.m. service

December 24 Christmas Eve 7:30 p.m. service

December 31 Watchnight Service 10:30 p.m.


Today’s Mission offering is for FLUM Children’s Home

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday was 203


Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection5009.10  

Building Fund/Trustees$     80.50      

Roof Repair$     64.50

Mission$   181.00

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.


The “No More Malaria” big bottle is still in the foyer. The goal is to raise $3000. The amount donated so far is $442. Please make a contribution of at least $10 and save someone’s life. 


More new Upper Room Daily Devotional Guides are available. Make sure your family uses one and get one for a friend and talk to them about Jesus! 


The United Methodist Women invites all women, and children, to get involved in their Reading Program. Talk to Marvia Aitken or see the catalog on the notice board. You may also visit for more information. We all need to read more. So join us, read a book! We might just learn something new.


The South East District United Methodist Women presents their annual Holiday Celebration. This year they are celebrating the Beloved Community, Saturday December 6, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Wesley Hispanic United Methodist Church. Come enjoy food, fellowship, laughing, and singing, from the many cultures represented by the South East District.


Joys & ConcernsFamily of Nathan Reid at his passing, Jane Etzler and family as she goes into hospice care, Kathy Kelly in hospital, Lorraine Douglas for her husband in ICU, Phillis to be able to work without limitations, for Olga’s friends: Mrs. Huggart as she graduates to become a pastor and Mr. Huggart as he recovers from a foot being amputated, Vetatraveling mercies to Texas, for Daisy Leslie’s patient to recover from broken hip, for Deanna’s aunt with cancer, for Geneta’s coworker Traille with cancer, joy for Joshua Minott being a healthy and happy 12 year old, for David in coma in Jamaica, Shirley joyful for another Methodist harvest acknowledging so many blessings from before, for those with mental illness to seek help and for those to recover from the FSU shooting—for the system to change, praise for Jonathan back from training in New Zealand, for Randy’s job interview, for A.J. and Jeannie to get jobs, for Val Wright whose mother died yesterday, for Cynthia to find peace, for Myrtle and family to be blessed, Albertina, Alva, Ronald, Jesseline and family, for those undergoing chemo, the persecuted church, homeless, widows, children, Ebola stricken areas, Tricia, Sonia, Val, Alethea, June, Marti, Andre, Danyel, Dorothy and coworkers, Martha, Reva, Silvia, Dixie, Frederico and family, Grace’s niece & her baby & family, Roger, Stacey, Angie, Tavon, Essie, Juliet, Clive.


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


Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar, FL 33023 Tel: 954-989-4711,,, Like us on Facebook

Pastor David Range, 

Music Director Donna Simms, 

Administrative Assistant Beth Davey,  

Treasurer Andrea Schroeder, 

Pre School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare














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