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3/31/23 Friday Flash

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am


Supervised Child Care will take place every Sunday during worship service

in the nursery room. Contact Anne Brown with any questions


Join us for Book Club. We meet on the 4th Monday (This Monday) of the month at 10:30 am in the church library.

The following are the upcoming book selections.

April - Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano;

May - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens; June - Horse by Geraldine Brooks;

July - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.




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

APRIL- Prayer, Care & Share

MAY- Men's Group

JUNE- Church Council

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, April 2, 2023 | Palm Sunday

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL TO WORSHIP Hosanna to the Son of David! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!


Almighty God,

on this day, your Son Jesus Christ entered the holy city of Jerusalem and was proclaimed king by those who spread their garments and palm branches along his way. let those branches be for us signs of his victory, and grant that we who bear them in his name may ever hail him as our Lord, and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life. in his name, we pray. Amen.

GOSPEL LESSON: Matthew 21: 1-11 Rev, Richard Caldwell

OPENING HYMN: “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” #278 UMH


SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:5-11 Rev, Richard Caldwell Matthew 27: 11-54

SERMON ”The Short Strange Trip of Holy Week” Rev David Nicol CHOIR ANTHEM: “Come With Shouting”



DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #95 UMH

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


CLOSING HYMN: “Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle ” #296 UMH



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