Hamburg United Methodist Church
116 Union St
Hamburg, New York, 14075
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 holiday baking and gifts. $14
Don't show up empty-handed to a winter gathering; bring a host gift of Fruitcake for $7
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
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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/live_videos Youtube Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRWld9XtaLY0WpX7JsXEcw
Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
CALL TO WORSHIP Sing! Sing to the Lord a new song! For “new every morning” mercies, for “what the Lord has done for you!” Sing! Sing to the Lord a new song! For forgiving the sin that only you and God know about, for grace that is more than sufficient. Sing! Sing to the Lord a new Song! For every mountain, you brought us over, for hardship, you saw us through, our souls sing,” Hallelujah, yes, and amen.”
OPENING HYMN: “Love Came Down at Christmas” #242 UMH
OPENING PRAYER Radiant Morning Star, you are both guidance and mystery. Visit our rest with disturbing dreams, and our journeys with strange companions. Grace us with the hospitality to open our hearts and homes to visitors filled with unfamiliar wisdom bearing profound and unusual gifts. Amen.
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 63: 7-9 Read by: Dan Paskie Luke 2: 8-11
SERMON “Wise Ones” Anne Nicol
RESPONSIVE HYMN: “The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy” #2098 TFWS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 UMH
GREAT THANKSGIVING Rev. Dr. G. Ewart Morris, Retired
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
...And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
...And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
...Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and forever. Amen.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
SHARING OF BREAD AND CUP
CLOSING HYMN: “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” #224 UMH