January 7, 2018

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 January 7, 2018-8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

*Hymn 245                                                                                  The First Noel


*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.)

Please stand for the gospel according to Mark 1:4-11                                       

Children’s Time

*Hymn 242                                                           Love Came Down at Christmas

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at miramarumc.org)

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11)

Sharing Joys & Concerns- please fill out the green form and return it to the ushers.

Prayer Hymn 501                                             O Thou Who Camest from Above

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                  Everybody's Talkin' 'bout the Baby Boy                          Choir                  

Sermon                           “Spiritually Prepared”                   Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation 606                              Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine

Covenant prayers & Communion

*Hymn of Commitment 348 Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling, verses 3 and 4 only

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 162, Watchnight 135

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $   3714.42

Building Fund/Trust                                                                             $       68.50

Roof Repair                                                                                             $       95.50

Mission                                                                                                     $     289.00

Apportionments                                                                                    $     307.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date                                                              $    4288.80

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services All invited. Those born in January please sit at the head table.

United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service

Youth Group for middle & high school 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday: Trustees meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible study resumes 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club for elementary school & under 7-8:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11, Confirmation Class begins 4-5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Tuesday: Jan. 16 Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Pre-School Board 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Jan. 18 United Methodist Women regular meeting 7 p.m.

Saturday: Jan. 20 United Methodist Women breakfast 8:30 a.m.

Sunday: Jan. 21 New Member Session after each service

Monday: Jan. 22 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Feb. 3 District Training at Christ Church, 4845 NE 25th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale 33308, 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Tuesday March 20 Rally Monday,

April 23 Nehemiah Action

Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise FL on March 17, 2018. Speak to Sharon Allen if you are interested.

Bulletins today are given by Ola Duhaney in memory of her brother Stannard Williams.

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 Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast will continue. All are invited and encouraged to come and share a continental style breakfast, supplemented with donated hot dishes. If you would like to offer a dish please speak to new coordinators Maureen Chung (cell 305 469 2954 or mchung2@bellsouth.net) or Bettyanne Gallagher (954 240 8543 or guatelady@hotmail.com). We need a coordinator for food contributions from those who attend the 11:00 a.m. service and who come to the breakfast. Thanks to coordinator Althea Browne and all who have made it possible these many years, come help build up the fellowship of the church!

If you need anything during the service please contact one of the ushers, who will be wearing a multicolored stole/scarf. Please do not bring food or drinks into the sanctuary unless absolutely necessary. Thank you.

Prayer concerns: Martell & Catherine with pneumonia, Willard thankful for God helping him through rough times in 2017 looks forward to God’s continued guidance, Annette joyful with sister-in-law & niece visiting, Karen & Dennis, Alec who has suffered loss, Geneta & all those with an “empty nest” to re-dedicate family to God, Flo & friend of 37 years, Maureen’s grandchildren and all those in broken homes, Sharon’s friend & family after suicide attempt, Jhanelle, Liddy & German with David & Hunter, Roger, Tavon, Nikkie, Stacyann, Peaches, strength & health for Angie, the persecuted & oppressed, Kay Roach after hip surgery, Mabel Bizzell, Catherine Wheedleton, Randy Daughtry, Ed Gentille, Alean Stephens, Kaye Campbell, Baruch Glance, Virginia & Joe as they marry, all family traveling after the holidays, Shirley & family, peace, love, tolerance, health, Kimberly dental issues healing, family of Guy Stewart at his passing, Natasha, thankful for being able to worship without charge, Jeannie as she travels to celebrate her sister’s life, that in 2018 we might see great blessing, employment that capitalizes on Liezette’s talents & expertise, Val, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Althea, Alethea, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Denese, Dorothy

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023  

Tel: 954-989-4711 Fax: 954-989-4315

www.miramarumc.org Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net  

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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