March 8 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for Sunday, March 08, 2009
8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
“Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional
Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity
As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*

Call to worship                                                                    
*Praise and Worship                                                         Page 6, P & W songbook                                                        


*Hymn 61                                                                   Come Thou Almighty King
Welcome and Recognition of Visitors
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Scripture                                      Mark 8:31-38
Children’s Time

*Hymn 170                                                                             O How I Love Jesus
Reception of Tithes and Offerings

(11:00 the children ages 2 to 12 are invited to go to Sunday School--all children are welcome)

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer Hymn 77                                                                    How Great Thou Art
(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 530                                                                                            Are Ye Able

Sermon                    “Courage and the Cross”                        Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment 399                                                             Take My Life

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments
 Next Sunday’s is for Women in Distress
Attendance last Sunday was 125

Events this week:
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.
This afternoon: Confirmation Class 4:00 p.m.
Tonight: Prayer Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Trustees 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Fast Breaking Service at noon
Thursday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship to Sierra Norwood Rally. Meet at church at 6:30, tickets $5.00
Saturday: “Network: discovering your spiritual gifts” at Cokesbury UMC,   
                1801 NW 65th Ave., Margate 33063 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Next Sunday night: New Members Session at 7:30 p.m.

Dates to remember for the future:
The Kids Birthday Club Sunday, March 22 after
the 11:00 a.m. service.
April 2 at 7:00 p.m. Nehemiah ACTION
Sunday April 26 at 4:00 p.m., Rally of the Apostles.
May 9 Mothers’ Day flower sale

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                       $ 2917.90
Building Fund/Trustees                                 $   264.50
Roof Repair                                               $   262.00
Mission                                                                                                     $  234.50

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. Please note that there is a wheelchair entrance from the back parking lot through the double doors. Also the church has a wheelchair located in the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to assist a person coming to a meeting. Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

We are forming a Tech Team, if you are proficient with computers we would like to include you. Please speak to Pastor David or Fritzroy Guillot.  

Start bringing in your empty plastic eggs and hard candy for the Easter Egg Hunt!

Seniors! At the new center you will find Stan Barnett teaching computers on Mondays and Fridays, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. You might like to join him.

The following are the officers elected by the UMW to serve for the year 2009:
President-Shirley Clarke, Vice-President-Sandy Allenson,
Secretary-Pam McFarlane, Asst. Secretary-Lucy Ayayee,
Treasurer-Jeannie Grossman,
Membership-Hyacinth Robinson,
Sunshine Secretary-Janet Peterkin.
Mission Coordinators/Christian Personhood: Spiritual Life-Margaret Browne,
Social Action-Shirley Gregg-Leonce

It's time to start thinking about joining a Celebrate Jesus Mission Team! Just like we had 8 visitors last summer you can help out in the North East District, (around Jacksonville) this July 25 to August 1. Please see Pastor David for more info and application forms.

Please remember to visit Enez Gardner at her home: 2440 SW 82nd Terrace, Miramar 33025. If you wish to call first the phone is 954-435-5894.

Upper Room devotionals and Pockets magazine for March are now available. (On back table. Suggested contribution $1.00)

Small groups, “Wesley Groups” have started. If you are not in one yet please call one of these leaders to find out when and where their group will be meeting:
Roland and Phyllis Abel 954-989-4188 or 954-812-7361
Stan and Dalia Barnett 786-768-8906
Kathy Kelly 954-432-8064 or 954-483-5609
Sheila Riley 954-239-8441 and Florrette Douglas 954-443-2865
Marvia Aitken 954-443-8356 or 954-684-4381
Shirley Clarke 954-986-8693 and Shirley Gregg-Leonce 954-963-5289
Johnnie Fitzpatrick 305-625-8170 or 305-299-1308

Summerville Homes Assisted Living Facility is looking for volunteers to participate in activities with the residents. They will offer Community Service Hours for anyone who needs them and are willing to dedicate their time and talent. Many residents seldom have visitors and would so enjoy the company of young or old to talk and share memories with, or perhaps discuss current affairs. Feel free to stop by 7933 Indigo St. Miramar or call Correl Wint at 954-961-9998.

US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Maj. Jeffry Moffit, Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells,

Pastor David Range,
Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL 33023
Tel: 954 989 4711, Email:, Website:



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