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10/27/23 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 Our 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



If you have any questions regarding Churches in Action

Contact Linda Szal Sutton at 716-818-0717



All who are generously baking for the bazaar: the church will be open all-day

Friday. Please bring your items to the church kitchen no later than 5 PM Friday or

9:30 Saturday morning. Please label any item that contains nuts and label the

kind of pie, bread, or cookie if it is not apparent.

Please label pies as luncheon pies if they are to be used for the take-out luncheon,

and they can be left on the first counter as you enter the kitchen. Items for the

Bake Sale can be placed on the far counter(cutting board top) or if it’s full, on

nearby counters.


If you have not signed up to bake, any contribution

will still be welcomed!

Barb Meader (716-648-1273)


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"


Operation Christmas Child is coming!

Collection dates TBD

Contact Ginger and Leo Jensen for more information



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 29, 2023

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



Before the Himalayan peaks, earth’s eternal snows were born – you are God

Jaya Masih!

You imagined the color green and let it bleed into Eden’s first grass

Jaya Masih!

It is your very breath with which we sing to you in joy

Jaya Masih!


You sweep people away in the sleep of death

They are like the new grass in the morning

By evening it is dry and withered Most all of us have tasted the ache of loss

Take this moment to bring yours before the Lord

OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, tender Father

Draw close as this new morning breaks all around

We long for your touch

Sin, doubt, and worry cling to our being

Breathe on us your breath of life

As a breeze carries away stubborn dust

Yours is the sunlight, yours is the morning

Fill us with more and more of your radiance


SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Read by: Cheryl Bell Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17

GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 24:1-8

SERMON: ”Like New Grass” Mark Zimmerman CHOIR ANTHEM: “Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”


THE PEACE TITHES & OFFERINGS 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: “Morning has Broken” #145 UMH


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