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7/21/23 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am



South on Versailles Plank Rd Past Route 438

Right on Buffalo St (Over Cattaraugus Creek Bridge)

Immediate Left on S Water St.

Turn Right on Main St. at Versailles Sprague's General Store

Continue up the hill, church on the left, and picnic on the right.



Once again, we are looking forward to having a fun and successful HUMANGO fundraising event on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Your participation and donations will help make this a success.

We appreciate any donation that you can make. We are looking for completed theme baskets, gift certificates to restaurants or stores, individual items to put in baskets, and empty baskets to use. Completed baskets with shrink wrap and bows are greatly appreciated, but we can complete it with the clear bag and bow if you cannot. Please label your basket with the group or individual’s name that is donating. We would like to make sure that donors are recognized on the dinner placemat at the HUMANGO event at Byrncliff Golf Resort.

All baskets and gift certificates need to be left at the church by July 31 or given to Pat Adema (716) 206-4687 or Sue Gagne (716) 200-8996.

Completed baskets, labeled with the donor’s name and “For HUMANGO,” can be left on the labeled shelf or in the labeled box in the coat room.

Completed baskets will be on display on Sunday, August 13. Tickets will be available this one Sunday for you to purchase. Thank you very much for your donations and support.

Pat Adema and the HUMANGO Committee



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

JULY- Trustees

AUGUST- 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, July 23, 2023

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


CALL TO WORSHIP Weeds and seeds, growing together.

Each will influence the other.

What will we learn from the weeds?

Trials and tribulations, choices that have not always worked out. Weeds can teach us about perseverance — consider the tough dandelion plant pushing its way up through the pavement — for some it’s just a weed, but for others there are lessons to be learned.

What will be gained from seeds?

Inside each one of us is a special person, waiting to be nurtured to wholeness. Each seed is unique; each has its own gifts to offer.

In God’s garden, God’s love extends to both – asking both to consider what each has to offer to a hurting world.

OPENING HYMN: “March to Zion” #733 UMH


Gracious and loving God, as we gather here, we bring our weariness, triumphs, fears, and doubts before you. Open our hearts to your surprising message of hope for all. Lift us up, O God, and lead us on paths of service and reconciliation. Warm our hearts with your love, empower our spirits, and unite us in friendship, peace, and hope. In the name of Jesus, our Savior, we pray. Amen

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 28:10-19 Read by: Pat Adema Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 SERMON: “Grace Among the Wheat and Weeds” Rev. Dr. G. Ewart Morris SPECIAL MUSIC: “Sheep May Safely Graze” by JS Bach, Piano & Organ duet Jeannine Vanwey & Emma Glasgow

RESPONSIVE HYMN: “Grace Greater than Our Sin” #365 UMH




DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 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 for ever. Amen.



CLOSING HYMN: “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” #418 UMH



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