August 20, 2017

Pastor: David Range

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 56 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for August 20, 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 73                                                            O Worship the King                                                                         

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.)

Commissioning of BOLD Justice Team Members

Please stand for the reading of the gospel from Matthew 15:21-28

Children’s Time


*Hymn 128                                                                                        He Leadeth Me

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 (Family of God Hymnal)                                            He Hideth My Soul        

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                   “This woman was a fighter”                     Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn 407                                                                   Close to Thee

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                     

Events this week:

Today: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Meeting with Pastor Ryan Frack, director of Church Relations for the FUM Children’s Home, 1:30 p.m. Nominations Committee 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Choir practice resumes

Saturday: UMW District Meeting at Peace UMC. 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast. 9:15–Noon  Mission Study Presentations. 

Topics:  Missionary Conferences of the UMC in the USA, Climate Justice

Living as a Covenant Community.

Next Sunday: Worship services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. New Members Sessions after each service

Looking ahead:

Friday September 1 United Methodist Men landscaping/work day starting at 6:30 a.m.

Friday September 1 Square Dance 7:00-11:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring a snack to share

Wednesday September 6 Ina McNeil’s House meeting 7:00 p.m. 7141 Biltmore Blvd. Miramar 33025

September 8-10 Florida Conference UMW presents a Spiritual Enrichment Retreat. Theme: “A Call to Community” at the First UMC, Coral Gables. Retreat Leader: Rev. Vidalis Lopez

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.

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

News from the Pre-School:

Open registration for the upcoming school year on now! Space is now only available for VPK and 3 year-olds.

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

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

Anyone interested in seeing the play Frenemy, featuring ‘the historic reunion’ of Oliver Samuels and Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson, Saturday September 2, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at Everglades High School, please speak to Allison Feurtado.

Initial plans are in the works for a trip to the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise and from there visit historic St. Augustine in Jacksonville. This will be a three-day trip and accordingly hotel and transportation costs will apply. There are package deals available but we need to have an idea of the level of interest before making firm plans. Please see Sophia to indicate your interest and for further details.

Today’s Mission offering is for Women in Distress

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 226

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                        $   2810.78

Building Fund/Trust                                                                              $       46.00

Roof Repair                                                                                             $       50.50

Mission (Apportionments)                                                                   $   1468.50                                                                                

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: For peace in our country, especially after the violence in Charlottesville, Althea thankful for another year & prayer for her issues, for all of us to become more aware of the mentally ill and how we can help them, Donna joyful the her son Scott is doing well and for test results, favor and mercy for Folasde’s endeavors, Virginia & Ingrid with medical problems, Karen & Dennis Francis, Millicent & Ralston Gardner, Rosemarie Nicholas, Curtis Bradshaw, Bettyanne for healing in the knee and her trip to Lakeland to help those through Justice For Our Neighbor, Glance family, Brandon Brown in hospital in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, Crystal Dunn, Own Wyman, Roger Pierce, Wendy Kelly, Mabel Bizzell, Catherine Wheedleton, Royer family in their grief, Christina in preparation for an exam, Patricia Mark & family mourning the loss of her cousin, Rene & Amber as they work on their careers, joy in starting a new school year, Angie giving thanks for health, Roger, Tavon, Nikkie, Stacey, Peaches with family & friends, peace, Nicholas Thomas to succeed, Ismael, Shmael, Shereen for grace & peace in family, Devone & Gio and all young people in our church, Flori joyful for the summer trip and meeting family, her sister Yvonne, Sebastian, nieces, those returning to school, Jeannie as she sees the ENT doctor, Betty, Marvin, Shirley, Doug Okerson to come home from hospital, Noah Brown as he helps the newest Wesley Foundation get off the ground at FAU, Zavier glad for his good grades, for Grace Okerson who gave encouraging words to Michele many years ago, help for kids going astray, Romine’s Dad who has new job, Quintin as he turns 9 years old that he will continue to love the Lord, Deb Gavilan’s mom and sister and visit, preschool, Bold Justice, Beth’s sister-in-law Yvette suffering from breast cancer.

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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