September 3, 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 September 3, 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)                          

 Processional Hymn 89                                           Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee                                

Opening Prayer 

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 reading of the gospel from Matthew 16:21-28

Children’s Time

Joining of New Members

*Hymn 365                                                       Grace, Greater Than All Our Sin                                                     

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 fill out the green forms and return them to the ushers.

Prayer Hymn 402                                                  Lord, I Want to be a Christian

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.)

Sermon                “In Search of Heroes”                        Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Preparation 613                        O Thou Who This Mysterious Bread

Holy Communion

*Recessional Hymn 664                                         Sent Forth By God's Blessing

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                     

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between services. All born in September should sit at the head table. All invited. United Methodist Men meet after service.  Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Pre-School Board 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Nominations Committee 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday: Ina McNeil’s House meeting 7:00 p.m. 7141 Biltmore Blvd. Miramar 33025

Thursday: Choir practice 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club resumes for Elementary school children and younger 7-8:30 p.m.

Friday to Sunday: Florida Conference UMW presents a Spiritual Enrichment Retreat at the Life Enrichment Center, Leesburg. Theme: “A Call to Community” Retreat Leader is Rev. Vidalis Lopez.

Next Sunday: Worship services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School resumes during the second service. Youth Group resumes 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Monday, Sept. 11 PPR meeting 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday September 12 Joyce Hemmans’ House meeting 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary

Wednesday September 13 Roland Abel’s House meeting 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary

Monday Sept 18 Donna Simms’ House meeting 7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall.

Monday, Sept. 18 Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Creative Worship Team 7-8 p.m. Nurture and Worship Committee 8-8:30 p.m.

Thursday September 21, 7:00 p.m. UMW resumes regular meetings

Tuesday Sept. 26 at 6:30 Bishop Ken Carter will have a regional meeting at Community of Hope UMC, 14055 Okeechobee Rd., Loxahatchee

Wednesday-Friday September 27, 28, 29 Revival Services with Dr. Geraldine McClellan 7:00 p.m.

The church is looking for some videographers/photographers to record our events for the website and a promotional video. If you are interested in serving in this way please speak to Pastor David.

Photo directories are available on the back table for all who had photos taken.

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise and historic St. Augustine in Jacksonville. There are package deals available so if you are interested please see Sophia for further details.

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

 Attendance for last Sunday 160

Bulletins are given today by Mazie and family in memory of her mother Maud Esther Dillon

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $  2223.56

Building Fund/Trust                                                                             $         2.00

Roof Repair                                                                                            $         9.00

Mission (Apportionments)                                                                 $     385.00                                                                                                                                         

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. 

Prayer concerns: Cheryl Sotolongo overjoyed her 46 year old son is getting married so “never give up”  Olga Ramsey happy to be working now in oncology, Sebastian in Air Force, Randy traveling mercies, Jennifer’s friend at the passing of her mother, all effected by Hurricane Harvey: families of Bettyanne, Wenham, Carolyn, and Annette, children in school, Liezette to find job, Jeannie & A.J. help, Marvin, Betty, Virginia, Shirley, Ingrid, Alfred recovering, Wenham’s niece, for Christian coaches & leadership in schools, Devone to continue to improve in school, Gio and all our youth, Doug to get over stubbornness and follow doctor’s orders, Gwen thankful for safe trip and asking for prayers for sister, Sonia happy to have grandson the last three weeks and for him to accept authority, Leyhanna as she recovers from surgery, Amber as she takes dental admissions test, Helene happy son & wife surprised her for her birthday from NY, the Robinson family as Greta has lost her brother in law, Roger, Tavon, Nikkie, Stacy, Peaches, Angie, for world leaders to have wisdom so that they chose peace & not war, for Alyssa to stay put, Ivonne, Arie, Niki, Flori’s school, Aunt Jo, Val, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Alethea, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Diane, Gladys, family of Winsome Turnbull, Dorothy, for Maya’s grandfather George Chavez to stay in good health, the persecuted, displaced, abused, terrorists, trafficked, for the Walker family, family of Lois Terrell, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell, Roger Pierce, Owen Upjohn, Alean Stephens

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

Miramar United Methodist Church2507 Utopia D r. Miramar, FL 33023  

Tel: 954-989-4711 Email:  

Pastor David Range Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez Custodian Robin Ramtahal,

Pre-School Dir. Marleni Pomare


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