November 5, 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 November 5, 2017 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 (please stand as you are able)                          

*Hymn 88                                                                    Maker in Whom We Live


*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.)

Scripture                           First Thessalonians 2:1-13

Children’s Time                                       

*Hymn 273                                                               Jesus' Hands Were Kind Hands

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

If you would like to contribute to the UMCOR Advance #901670 designated for Puerto Rico please email or mark it in the “other” blank of your envelope

*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 fill out the green sheets and give them to the ushers.

Prayer Hymn 504                                                                The Old Rugged Cross

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                                                                            Choir

Sermon                   A Ministry of Encouragement”             Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation (Great Hymns of Faith)                                  Jesus Paid It All                                               


*Recessional Hymn (Family of God)                        Are You Washed in the Blood

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                         

Events this week:

Today: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. All those born in November are welcome to sit at the head table, United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service, Nuture Meeting in library after 11:00 a.m. service, Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: BOLD Justice Community Problems Assembly at Village UMC, 1001 SW 71st Ave., North Lauderdale at 7:30 p.m..

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Children’s Home training in the Fellowship Hall, 6:30-8:30, Choir 7:30

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with an invitation to light a candle for a loved one that you have lost in the manner of All Saints Day.

Looking ahead:

Sunday November 19 Harvest Thanksgiving Services at 8:30 & 11 a.m. followed by a sale of goods after the 11 a.m. service and the packing baskets at 4:00 p.m. Decorating will be done the day before at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday November 23 we will be working with Branches to send out up to 450 Thanksgiving meals. If you would like to volunteer please sign the notebook in the foyer or talk to Sharon Allen at 786 239 9131. Contributions gratefully received.

Sunday December 3 United Methodist Men’s Christmas Concert at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday December 5 BOLD Justice Research Kick Off

Miramar UMC Youth Group 2017 meeting dates on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Nov. 12, (Nov. 19 packing baskets) Nov. 26, Dec. 10 (no meeting: Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 3)

United Methodist Women upcoming events:

December 9 Celebrating the Beloved Community, Village UMC, North Lauderdale. Please see Marvia Aitken for further details

News from the Pre School: You may give non-perishable foods to the Food Drive Oct. 30-Nov. 10 so that we may add them to the food collected at Harvest Thanksgiving that we distribute with the baskets, come and share with the children about your job during Career Week Nov. 6-10, schedule your talk by calling the office, the Book Fair Nov. 13-17 when you can help support the library by donating a book, or buy one for a child you love, 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.

To Fund Child Imagination & Education, Purchase a book for the Pre-School. Visit, “gift cards and registry” / Accounts & List

enter into Search Field " Magnifying Glass, preschool’s email address: Once you have located the applicable list you can click on “remember” if you would like to save a link to the list or add to your Web Browser Favorites/Books Marks list. Otherwise you may purchase a book or books. If the amount is over $25 there will be no shipping costs.

The City of Miramar has $1,400,000 available for housing rehabilitation from various programs. If you are interested see the bulletin board or speak to the pastor.

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise and historic St. Augustine in Jacksonville. Add your name and phone number to the sign-up sheet on back table.

UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is hiring people to work in Florida (Naples, Tampa, Sebring, Marathon/Lower Keys, and NE Florida.) Training to be in Lakeland Nov. 8 with hiring and training taking place in December. If interested please visit: and look under classified under “Building Bridges.”

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 159

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                             $   2985.30

Building Fund/Trust                                                                                   $        57.00

Roof Repair                                                                                                  $       57.00

Mission                                                                                                          $     157.50         

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.                

Prayer concerns: Karen full of gratitude for husband Dennis coming home from hospital, Althea healing, Dakarai hoping to go to playoffs, Alia joyful for family surviving storms and praying for those with schools destroyed, Flori cousin Jenny’s grandchildren, Randy, Sebastian, troops, Barbara, family of child who fell to her death on cruise ship, Sharon thankful for donations to be sent to the islands, Jeannie joyful about A.J.’s new job, Virginia, Marvin, Kim, Beatrice, Curtis, Ina reminding us that BOLD Justice needs to continue to work for better nursing home care as her relatives may be evicted, Rick giving thanks for pre school book list that anyone can buy a book on from Amazon, Kathy as she travels to her brother’s funeral, Gwen as she travels to her sister’s funeral thankful that her sister kept working for the Lord until the end, those that mourn a 56 year olds death, those who need to know about breast cancer diagnosis’ earlier, Willard praising God at becoming a grandpa again, Amber as she goes for an interview to dental school, Clinton Taylor as his mother is near to passing, George Codner, the UM church that had its backhoe stolen, Beulah joyful to be able to work after so much pain, Laura to have pain dissipate, Helene’s brother-in-law and brother’s step son, Colleen eye and job interview, Roger, Tavon, Peaches, Nikkie, Stacy, Ruffus, Angie and family and friends, those suffering from fires or hurricanes, persecuted church, terrorized, oppressed, downtrodden, Dayron thankful for doctor telling him he is cancer free, Mabel Bizzell, Catherine Wheedleton, Kelly & Pierce families, Alean Stephens, for the family of Fay’s friend Ambassador Marjorie Taylor

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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