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3/10/23 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am


Clean up at Lincoln Memorial UMC

Saturday, March 11, 2023

10 am-1 pm

All are welcome to join the rebuilding and clean-up efforts



Easter plants (white and colored lilies, mums, hyacinths, tulips, and daffodils) will be

available for sale on March 19, 26, and April 2 after the morning worship service in the

Gathering Space. Plants may be designated “in memory of,” “in honor of,” or “for blessings received.” A listing will be printed for Easter Sunday distribution. Plants will be on the altar on Easter Sunday, April 9, and may be taken home that day or at a time that is convenient for you.



Hello All, The month of March is HUMC's turn to deliver Meals On Wheels to our local neighbors! It takes about 1 hour of your time.

You meet at the red community building on Prospect Ave (by the playground) at 10:50 am on the day you pick to deliver.

If interested, call Jen Stahl at 716-481-9048 or 716-649-3117

Thank you for helping neighbors in our community


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



MAY- Men's Group

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

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

CALL TO WORSHIP Bless the Lord, O my Soul!

and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all God’s benefits. The Lord forgives all our iniquity and heals all our diseases.

The Lord redeems our lives from the pit, and crowns us with steadfast love and mercy. God satisfies us with good as long as we live so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

OPENING HYMN: “Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah” #127 UMH

OPENING PRAYER We confess to you, all-knowing God, what we are. we are not the people we like others to think we are. we are afraid to admit, even to ourselves, what lies in the depths of our souls. But we cannot hide our true selves from you. You know us as we are, and yet you love us. Help us not to shrink from self-knowledge. Teach us to respect ourselves for your sake. Give us the courage to put our trust in your guiding power. Raise us out from the paralysis of guilt into the freedom and energy of forgiven people. And for those who, through long habit, find forgiveness hard to accept, we ask you to break their bondage and set them free; Through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen. CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SCRIPTURE: Exodus 17:1-7 Read by: Violet Fleckenstein John 4:5-42

SERMON “The Water of Life” Rev. David Nicol CHOIR ANTHEM: “When We all Get to Heaven”


THE PEACE TITHES & OFFERINGS DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #95 UMH


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.



CLOSING HYMN: “A Charge to Keep I have” #413 UMH


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