October 26 2014

Miramar United Methodist Church 

Celebrating 53 years of Ministry!

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 October 262014 10:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

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


Call to Worship       Roland Abel, Administrative Council Chairperson




*Hymn 89                       Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee


Opening Prayer                           Marvia Aitkins, Lay Leader


Words to Pastor            Bettyanne Gallagher, Pastor Parish Chairperson


*Praise & Worship


Responsive Reading                                      Phyllis Abel, Pre-School Chairperson


Hymn 45                                                                                Morning Has broken


Prayer for Pastor David at the altar         Rev. Rudolph Garnes


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors            Judith Pierre-Okerson, Lay Leader


Recognition of Birthdays & Anniversaries         Audley Codner, United Methodist Men


Announcements & Sharing the Spirit    Kevin Ramsey, Finance Committee Chair

. 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.)


Poem of Thanks                                              United Methodist Youth Fellowship


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time                      George Pedlar, Trustee Chairperson


*Hymn 103                                                       Immortal, Invisible                                                                   


Reception of Tithes and Offerings            Joyce Hemmans, Outreach Chairperson


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

(Sunday School for ages 3-12 begins at this time. All are welcome to follow the teachers to the classroom. The Nursery is open & staffed by Preschool teachers in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)


Sharing Joys & Concerns                                          Pastor David Range


Prayer Hymn 593                                                                            Here I am Lord

Anthem                       The Churchs One Foundation                                      Choir


Introduction of Speaker                                          Phyllis Abel


Scripture                                   Proverbs 22:1-4              


Sermon       “What I Look for in a Pastor”             Reverend, Doctor Craig Nelson


*Hymn of Commitment 102                                        Now Thank We All Our God


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                     Rev. Dr. Nelson


             Please join us in the Fellowship Hall for a reception for Pastor David


Events This Week :

Today: Reception for the Pastor in Fellowship Hall

Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: PPR meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: MUMC Team Meeting 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir practice 7:00 p.m. 

Friday: NO Youth Fellowship

Next Sunday: Worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between with everybody born in November given a special place of honor. All welcome.

Next Sunday at 5:00 p.m. is our Charge Conference at Hollywood Hills UMC. Please stay for worship at 5:45 with the District Superintendent preaching. Worship should finish by 6:30.


Dates for the future:

Tuesday Nov. 4 Election Day 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. please get out and vote.

November 7, 8, 9 Revival services with Pastor Michael Anderson preaching

Nov. 15 UMW-AGM, trip to Lakeland. See Jeannie or Marvia to get on the bus!

Nov. 16 New Members Session 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 23 Harvest Thanksgiving Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Nov. 27 Thanksgiving meal for 350 people. Please see the insert for what is needed and volunteer through Sharon Allen or Phyllis Abel

Nov. 30 Hymn Sing joint service at 10:00 a.m.

February 16-26, 2015 Trip to Israel through the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies; see host Pastor David or pick up a registration brochure on the back table. Save your place with $300 deposit. Please note trip participants, your second payment is due by November 3.


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday was 153


Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection$ 2583.88

Building Fund/Trustees$     45.00  

Roof Repair62.00

Mission$ 204.00  

Bulletins today are given by the congregation in honor of Pastor David Range, and byMazie & Cecil Fraser in honor of their birthdays.


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.


Please see the “No More Malaria” big bottle in the foyer and make a contribution to save a person’s life for only $10.


The 41st Conference Annual Meeting of the Florida Conference United Methodist Women takes place Saturday November 15, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, Lakeland.  Registration fee is $25 with lunch, $10 without lunch. Bus leaves our parking lot at 5:00 a.m. Cost $40 round trip. Deadline to register is October 10. Please see Marvia Aitken for details.


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! 


Prayer Concerns: Bettyanne’s brother and his wife to sell their house and be ready to settle on their new one, Luis Roberto to be relieved of stress, Cheryl traveling mercies as she visits family, Marvia rejoicing in change of weather and the chance to remind everyone to check for breast cancer & to advocate for each other and all traveling to UMW event in Lakeland, Florrie rejoicing in breast cancer walk-a-thon and the power of seeing survivors give hope to others and for Lucero to sell her house, and for Bettyanne’s brother and his plans, Jean thankful for Marine son Robert Renelique returning from Afghanistan, Marcia Gayle looking for a permanent job, Carla Williamson rejoicing in getting a new job as Director of Quality Assurance, Shirley Gregg-Leonce joyful that her back is better and praying for Linus, Tina, Delores, Medford, marriages going through tough times, Clara & Peterson, joy for Flo Samuels as she welcomes a new granddaughter, Barbara Gabbidon as she has entered Hillcrest Nursing Home, Lorna rejoicing in Aunt Olive McKenzie getting Jamaica’s Order of Distinction for a life as a Justice of the Peace and helping the poor, for the cookie dough sales to help 50 families at thanksgiving, Roy Crooks thankful for an extra 20 years being a cancer survivor, Audley Codner thankful it has been one year since his surgery and that he is cancer free, for Leyhanna’s mom and stepdad as they return from Jamaica, for Rene Mark at work and school, for Liezette as she travels to Jamaica where many are down due to this “flu”, for Grace and her family, for Dorothy, her coworkers, Andre, Danyel, Val, June, Alethia, Marti, Annie praying for all those going through chemotherapy, Eleanor praying for the persecuted church and for the control of Ebola, for Althea, Mabel BizzelAngie grateful for prayers for Roger, Nikki, Stacey & family & friends, for Ina and her family, and Avis Claire to recover.


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, www.miramarumc.org, mirumeth@bellsouth.net, Like us on Facebook









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