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1/26/24 Friday Flash


Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am


Cristina will be out of the office on Friday, January 26 and Monday, January 29th with no access to phone or email. All messages will be answered in the order received when she returns on Tuesday, January 30th . Thank you.


 


 



Little Lamb Preschool Open House


Join us on February 8th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm for an exclusive opportunity to explore our classrooms and meet our dedicated teachers! Our classes cater to children aged 2-5, fostering a nurturing environment for their early learning journey.


As a special benefit for Hamburg United Methodist Church (HUMC) members, we are offering a tuition discount. It's our way of expressing appreciation for the church community's support.


Mark your calendars for in-house registration, which begins on February 5th and is conducted online. This priority registration period is open to church members, alumni, and currently enrolled families. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the in-house registration process, please reach out to us at llps@hamburgumc.org.


We look forward to welcoming you and your little ones to our Little Lamb Preschool family!

 



Human Relations Day

Sunday, January 14, 2024


There are many today who are living within the margins of society, those struggling to survive. Over and over Jesus served people like this. To continue the ministry of Jesus, Human Relations Day calls all of us to participate in helping all of God’s children realize their potential through faith-based volunteer programs, community developers, and programs that work with at-risk teens.


Offering envelopes are available at the entrance to the sanctuary and at the Welcome

Center. Give your gift any time during January or February with your personal check or by electronic giving designating an amount for Human Relations Day



 


 
 

January Food Collection for Spark's Food Cupboard

Dear Church Members,

Throughout January, Spark's Food Cupboard will collect essential food items to support the Hamburg community. Your contributions make a significant impact on those who rely on this assistance.


Items to Purchase:

  • Canned fruit (any type, preferably flip-top cans)

A designated basket labeled "SPARKS" will be placed in the Gathering Space for your convenience. Kindly place your donated food items in this basket and refrain from placing them directly in the cupboard outside Sparks. This arrangement will help manage the food inventory.


Your generosity and support are deeply appreciated. Let's come together to make a difference!

Thank you, Wendy and Dave Spaulding


 

 

The Church office is glad to announce that services going forward will be streamed via YouTube Live, in addition to the current Facebook Live services. You can access the Youtube live stream on our Youtube Channel, or directly on our church website homepage.


Please make sure to "Like" and "Subscribe"


 
 

Coffee Hour Schedule


2024

JANUARY

Men's Group

FEBRUARY

Church Council

MARCH

Trustees/ Columbarium

APRIL

Sarah Circle

MAY

Mission Outreach

JUNE

Finance/Endowment

JULY

SPRC

AUGUST

Prayer Care & Share

SEPTEMBER

Men's Group

OCTOBER

Church Council

NOVEMBER

Trustees/ Columbarium

DECEMBER

Sarah Circle

Groups are to provide goodies/ snacks

each Sunday of the month they are scheduled.


Please get in touch with Sue Gagne or Joyce Spencer with any questions.

 

Order of Worship

Sunday, January 28, 2024 | 10 am

Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444  PIN: 301 463 603 6721#


ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL TO WORSHIP 

Is someone here moving toward the twilight of life and fearful of that which we call death?

Why be afraid? God is able.

Is someone here on the brink of despair because of the death of a loved one, the breaking of a marriage, or the waywardness of a child?

Why despair? God is able to give us the power to endure that which cannot be changed.

Is someone here anxious because of bad health?

Why be anxious? Come what may, God is able.

Surely God is able.

OPENING MUSIC: “God Hath Spoken through the Prophets” #108 UMH


OPENING PRAYER: Eternal light, shine into our hearts. Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil.

Eternal power, be our support.

Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.

Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us.

That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite mercy to your holy presence;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


SCRIPTURE: Jonah 3:1-5, 10

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Read by: Ewart Morris

Mark 1:14-20

SERMON: “When the End is Near, Act Like It"  Rev. David Nicol


CHOIR ANTHEM: “Peace Like a River” 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 

THE PEACE TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 UMH

The Great Thanksgiving For sung responses, please refer to slides

THE LORD'S PRAYER

SHARING OF BREAD AND CUP 

CLOSING HYMN: “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” #2129 TFWS

BENEDICTION POSTLUDE


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