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4/5/24 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am

NOTICE: There will be no Adult Sunday School on April 7th. Adult Sunday School Class will resume on April 14th


Missions Outreach Collection for April will benefit Eden- North Collins Food Pantry. Hearty non-perishables are appreciated. No out of date items.

Collection bins are in the Gathering Space.

Thank you!


Join the Eight Days of Hope Buffalo 2024 Interest Meeting!

As members of Hamburg UMC, we're excited to support Eight Days of Hope Buffalo, a volunteer group dedicated to providing free home repairs for families in need. We're thrilled to announce that Eight Days of Hope Buffalo is returning this summer, and we need your help to make it a success!

Last year, Eight Days of Hope Buffalo, with our support, assisted 475 families in the Lovejoy District with vital home repairs. This year, our mission is to unite the local church and community to extend this assistance to another district in Buffalo. But we can't do it alone.

We invite you to join us for an Interest Meeting on April 18th at 10:00 am at Friendship Baptist Church (402 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14204). At this meeting, we'll share details about the upcoming mission, including dates, the district we'll be serving, and more.

Whether you're a member of Hamburg UMC or part of the wider Western New York community, we welcome you, your family, friends, church staff, and missions board to join us in kicking off Eight Days of Hope Buffalo 2024.

Together, as members of Hamburg UMC, let's make a difference in the lives of families in need right here in Buffalo!

(Eight Days of Hope is a Christian nonprofit that exists to love and serve those in need after natural and human disasters.)



Julia Platt Memorial Scholarship 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the Hamburg UMC Julia Platt Memorial Scholarship applications are now Open through May 31st. This scholarship honors the memory of Julia Platt and aims to support deserving individuals within our greater United Methodist congregation in their pursuit of higher education.

Multiple scholarship awards are available, with monetary amounts ranging from $250 to $2,000, depending on the number of applicants.

To be considered for this esteemed award, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Membership in a United Methodist Church.

  • Status as a senior or high school graduate enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.

  • Age under 26 years old as of May 31st.

  • Exclusion from enrollment in a second bachelor's or graduate degree program.

Required documents for application include:

  • High school transcript.

  • College transcript or acceptance letter.

  • Applicant photo.

  • Three submitted references.

Interested candidates can apply through the following link: Apply Now

Please help us spread the word within our Conference. Encourage eligible individuals to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.






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"


Coffee Hour Schedule

April- Sarah Circle

May- Missions & Outreach

June- Finance & Endowment

July- SPRC

August- Prayer, Care & Share

September- Men's Group

October- Church Council

November- Trustees & Columbarium

December- Sarah Circle

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, April 7, 2024 | 10 am

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



Behold, how good and pleasant it is

when we live together in unity!

It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down upon the beard

upon the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!

It is like the dew of Hermon which falls on the mountains of Zion!

For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,

life for evermore.

OPENING MUSIC: “We are the Church” #558 UMH


O God, just as the disciples heard Christ’s words of promise and began to eat the bread and drink the wine in the suffering of a long remembrance and in the joy of a hope, grant that we may hear your word, spoken in each thing of everyday affairs:

Coffee, on our table in the morning;

the simple gesture of opening a door to go out, free;

the shouts of children in the parks;

a familiar song, sung by an unfamiliar voice;

a friendly tree that has not yet been cut down.

May simple things speak to us of your mercy and tell us that life can be good. And may these sacramental gifts make us remember those who do not receive them:

who have their lives cut every day,

in the bread absent from the table;

in the door of the hospital, the prison,

the welfare home that does not open;

in sad children, feet without shoes, eyes without hope;

in war hymns that glorify death;

in deserts where once there was life.

Christ was also sacrificed; and may we learn that we participate in the saving sacrifice of Christ when we participate in the suffering of his little ones. Amen.


SCRIPTURE: Acts 4:32-35 Read by: Dan Paskie 

John 20:19-31 

SERMON: "Together” Rev. David Nicol

CHOIR ANTHEM “Great is Thy Faithfulness”




DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 UMH

The Great Thanksgiving

For sung responses, please refer to slides



CLOSING HYMN: “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” #557 UMH



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