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10/13/23 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am

Saints Peter & Paul Food Pantry Needs Your Support

Dear Church Members,

We have an urgent call to action from the Saints Peter & Paul Food Pantry. They urgently need donations to support their efforts in providing food for the homeless individuals temporarily housed in Hamburg, along with the assistance of St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy.

We kindly request you to bring non-perishable food items and other essential supplies to the church this Sunday and for the upcoming weeks. These items will greatly benefit those in need, especially those currently residing in hotels.

Suggested Donations:

  • Peanut butter and jelly

  • Pasta sauce

  • Canned soup

  • Instant soup

  • Canned ravioli

  • Cereal

  • Canned fruit

  • Non-frozen meals

  • Paper products (plates, bowls, cups)

  • Toiletries (toilet paper, soap, toothbrush)

  • Winter outerwear (hats and gloves)

  • Monetary donations for items they do not have

Monetary donations can also be made to the following addresses:

  • Saints Peter & Paul Church Memo: Outreach 36 Pine St. Hamburg, NY 14075

  • St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy P.O. Box 448 Buffalo, NY 14215

  • FeedMore of WNY P.O. Box 5163 Buffalo, NY 14240-5163

Let us unite as a community to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Your generous contributions will help provide essential support and nourishment during this critical time.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

In service,

Missions/Outreach Committee



Helpers and Shoppers are Needed

For our Homespun Holiday Bazaar

The annual, much-anticipated Homespun Holiday Bazaar is Friday, Nov.3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, crochet, knit and sewn items, Granny's Attic, baked goods, community vendors, the large book sale and the return of the takeout lunch are all on the agenda for your shopping delight!

Proceeds will benefit ministries supporting women and children here and across the world, as well as Hamburg UMC.

Before we shop, though, we need to prepare and so:

- We want to remind you that we need donations of high-quality, clean garage sale items for Granny's Attic, as well as gently used books for the book sale.

-There are sign-up sheets for helping out on the counter in the Gathering Area. Here are specifically when help is needed:

  • Sunday, Oct. 29 (after the service) to help move items in preparation for bazaar setup.

  • During the week of the bazaar, help will be needed with table setup and other tasks:

    • Wednesday, Nov. 1 - 6:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, Nov. 2 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Nov. 5 (11:45 a.m.) - Break down and cleanup crew!


Get Your Pre-Sale Takeout Lunch Tickets

Now on sale starting Oct. 8 are the "hot pre-sale" tickets of the Bazaar: Soup and Dessert tickets. We will be selling the tickets after worship service through Oct. 22.

For just $8 you will receive soup/chili of your choice, crackers, and dessert (pie or cake). The choices are Ed's famous chicken noodle, Rick's famous beef vegetable, and Paul's famous chili.

You can pick up your takeout meal during the hours of the Bazaar on either day.

A successful pre-sale will help us plan best! (But the meals will be available for purchase during the bazaar, too.)

If you have any questions, please let me know. by email or call 716-713-9548. Thank you so much. Rose



Dear Church Family,

We want to express our deep gratitude for the love and blessings we received on our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Your thoughtful cards, generous gifts, and warm wishes made this milestone unforgettable.

Thank you for being a part of our lives and sharing in our joyous celebration. Your love and care mean the world to us.

With love and appreciation,

Jim and Lori Flynn


If you have any questions regarding Churches in Action

Contact Linda Szal Sutton at 716-818-0717



PLEASE SIGN UP TO BAKE: on the counter in the Gathering Space.




Whatever you can contribute will be appreciated!

PIES NEEDED FOR THE BAZAAR TAKE-OUT LUNCHEON: We need pies to be served for the Take-out Luncheon. Please sign up on the sheet in the Gathering Space if you can help by baking. (This is different from signing up for the baked goods sale)


Adult Sunday School

John Meader’s Adult Sunday School class is meeting each Sunday at 9am in the

Parlor. Presently we are using Max Lucado’s book, Help is Here, and the

accompanying DVD to learn more about the Holy Spirit. All are welcome!


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.


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




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, October 15, 2023

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


CALL TO WORSHIP Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord who is good; whose steadfast love endures for ever! Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord, or show forth all God’s praise? Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you deliver them, that I may see the prosperity of your chosen one, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your heritage. Both we are our forbears have sinned; we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

They made a calf in Horeb

and worshiped a molten image. They exchanged the glory of God

for the image of an ox that eats grass. They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red Sea. Therefore the Lord intended to destroy them had not Moses, his chosen one,

stood in the breach, to turn away God’s wrath from destroying them.

OPENING MUSIC: “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing” #131 UMH

OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, though Christ our Lord. Amen.


SCRIPTURE: Exodus 32:1-14 Read by: Ewart Morris

1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10

SERMON: ”Turning from Idols” Rev. David A. Nicol CHOIR ANTHEM: “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”




DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 UMH

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER For sung responses, please refer to slides



CLOSING HYMN: “Step by Step” #3004 Worship & Song



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