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1/6/23 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am


Our little pantry at Sparks of Hope is nearly empty, and our shelves are bare. Members of our recovery community rely on your generosity to see them through the hard times. Please drop off nonperishable groceries when Sparks is open, or leave them inside the pantry.


Pecans are freshly harvested halves. Great for baking and gifts. $14


Both are available outside the Church Office.

Sales to benefit United Women in Faith Mission work.


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"


If you are interested in joining a Bible study our church has 4 of them available for you to attend now. Just show up no appointment is needed.

  • Sunday in the Parlor at 9:00 am John Meader Leader

  • Monday at Sparks of Hope at 10:30 AM Bob Shaw leader.

  • Wednesday in the Parlor at 7:00 pm Dave Rood Leader

  • Thursday at 10:00 AM Carlos Ortiz leads in the Library

Any further information is available through the church office.


Coffee Hour Schedule

JANUARY-Mission Outreach



Groups are to provide goodies/ snacks

each Sunday of the month they are scheduled.

Please Contact Sue Gagne or Joyce Spencer with any questions.


Order of Worship Saturday, January 8, 2023 | 10 am Livestream: Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#

Prelude: *Call to Worship (Lighting of the Christ Candle)

We light this candle as a sign of the coming light of Christ. We see hope for the days when the nations shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;

nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

neither shall they learn war anymore.

When the wolf shall dwell with the lamb,

the leopard shall lie down with the kid,

the calf and the lion and the fatling together,

and a little child shall lead them.

When the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The prophets promised, long ago,

that the Lord will give you a sign.

Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel (God is with us). The people who walked in darkness

have seen a great light

Those who have lived in the land of deep darkness On them light has shined.

Celebrating the coming of the newborn King,

Let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Processional: “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen” #3052 Worship and Song

*The Bidding Prayer

First Lesson: Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19 - Read by Rollin Shoemaker CAROL: “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” #196 UMH

Second Lesson: Genesis 22:15-18 Read by: Wendy Spaulding CAROL: “ Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” # 216 UMH

Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 Read by: Matt Glasgow CAROL: “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing” #240 UMH

Fourth Lesson: Micah 5:2-5a read by: Sue Gagne CAROL: “ What Child is This?” # 219 UMH

Fifth Lesson 1:26-35, 38 Read by Wendy Evenden THE IMPROMPTU PAGEANT BEGINS! (Angels)

Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7 (BRING IN THE BABY) Read by: Melanie Ziolko SPECIAL MUSIC: “O Holy Night” sung by Jon Sentz

Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-16 (Shepherds Arrive) Read by: Sharon Tiballi CAROL: Angels We Have Heard on High #238 UMH

Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-11 (Coming of the Magi) Read by John Meader CAROL: “The First Noel” #245 UMH

*Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 Read by Caroline Schneggenburger Meditation: “So This is Christmas…” Rev. David Nicol

*Carol of Invitation: O Come All Ye Faithful” #234

Confession and Pardon

God all-powerful, Grant that we may rid ourselves of the works of darkness, And that we may invest ourselves with the weapons of light In this life To which your Son, Jesus Christ, With great humility, came to visit us; So that in the final day, When he returns in majestic glory to judge the living and the dead, We shall rise to eternal life through Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, Now and for ever. Amen

(A Child Prays)

Visit your family, O God. Give us love, joy, and peace. Purify our thoughts, words, and deeds, so that when Jesus Christ comes, He will find a place prepared for his coming.



SUNG RESPONSE “Silent Night” #239 UMH Candles


CLOSING HYMN” Joy to the World” #246 UMH

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