Hamburg United Methodist Church
116 Union St
Hamburg, New York, 14075
Worship Sundays at 10 am
Patrick is looking for someone to cover the Christmas Day Service A/V Duties. Please contact him directly if you are interested. AV@hamburgumc.org or 716-949-8751
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
6 pm Monthly Choir Anthem Rehearsal
7 pm Handbell Choir Rehearsal.
Questions to Jeannine VanWey
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 just leave them inside the pantry.
Pecans are freshly harvested halves. Great for holiday baking and gifts. $14
Don't show up to a winter gathering, bring a hostess gift of Fruitcake $7
Both are available outside the Church Office.
Sales to benefit United Women in Faith Mission work
Book Club News
Book Club will meet on Monday December 19th at 10:30 in the church library, and we will be discussing The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.
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
December- Sarah Circle
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, December 11, 2022 Third Sunday of Advent Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/live_videos Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
WELCOME CALL TO WORSHIP Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who has come to set the chosen people free. The lord has raised up for us A mighty savior from the house of David. Through the holy prophets, God promised of old, To save us from our enemies, From the hands of all who hate us; To show mercy to our forebears And to remember the holy covenant. This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham; To set us free from the hands of our enemies, Free to worship without fear, Holy and righteous in the Lord’s sight, All the days of our life. And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, For you will go before the Lord to prepare the way, To give God’s people knowledge of salvation By the forgiveness of their sins. In the tender compassion of our God The dawn from on high shall break upon us, To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, And to guide our feet into the way of peace.
HYMN: “Blessed Be the God of Israel” #209 UMH
We light this candle as a symbol of Christ our Joy. May the joyful promise of your presence, O God, Make us rejoice in our hope of salvation. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE #2090 TFWS Verse 3
Gracious God, your servant Mary discovered new life growing within her and knew it to be your promised presence. In tender reverence for the holy mystery of your Incarnation, may we be as a womb for your blessed presence, ready to receive and nourish your Word in our lives, open to the stirrings of your Spirit within us. May we faithfully bear your love in the world, that by your grace Christ may be born in us. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Exodus 14:26-29, 15:1-3, 19-21 Read by: Anne Brown Luke 1:39-55 SERMON ”Songs of the Angels? Songs Shape the Story” Rev. David Nicol CHOIR ANTHEM: “Sing Alleluia”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE THE PEACE TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 UMH
THE LORD'S PRAYER
SHARING OF BREAD AND CUP
CLOSING HYMN: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” #240 UMH BENEDICTION POSTLUDE