Updated: Sep 1
Hamburg United Methodist Church
116 Union St
Hamburg, New York, 14075
Worship Sundays at 10 am
LET’S START BAKING FOR THE BAZAAR!
The Holiday Homespun Bazaar will be on Nov.3rd and 4th this year and will be here before we know it. Blueberries and peaches are readily available now – apples will be soon. As you are baking some pies for your family, please think about making some extra for the Bazaar. Again, there will be a supply of mini-pie plates on the counter in the Gathering Space because small pies have been so popular. Take as many as you need. Of course, regular-size pies are popular too!
Many kinds of pies and quick bread (got extra zucchini?) can be made and frozen ahead of time. Let’s start baking!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Adult Sunday School Class led by John Meader will start at 9:00 am on Sunday,
September 10 in the Parlor. John has planned a study of the Holy Spirit to start that day using the book “Help Is Here” written by Max Lucado and the DVD accompanying it. Come and share in the fellowship, discussion, and learning.
GROW Bible Study Calendar
Wednesdays at 7PM
Ezra/Nehemiah/ Esther Study
Session 2 Ezra 8- 10 & Nehemiah 1-4 September 6th, 2023
Session 3 Nehemiah 5- 10 September 13th, 2023
Session 4 Nehemiah 11-13 & Esther 1-2 September 20th, 2023
Session 5 Esther 3- 10 September 27th, 2023
Hamburg United Methodist Men Present:
SAT. SEP 9
BUFFALO BISONS BASEBALL OUTING
FREE! FREE! FREE!
BASEBALL…AND PIZZA PARTY TOO!
Open To All Church Members, Relatives, Neighbors and Friends
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: Gathering Space, at Church
What: Pizza and pop party before we leave for the game
Leave from the church at 5:15 pm
Game starts: 6:05 pm
Cost: Free! No Cost Whatsoever.
You can caravan with everyone…or hitch a ride…or take your own car.
How do you sign up?? Sign up on the Gathering Space poster this coming Sunday.
Tickets Are Limited (40). Call or Email Now!!!
SEND AN EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org WITH YOUR NAME, PHONE AND THE NUMBER OF TICKETS YOU WILL WANT.
You may also call Rollin Shoemaker at 444-5537.
Tickets for this UM2 event are courtesy of Matt Edie,
Bisons Baseball and Rich Products Corporation.
There is a collection bin in the gathering space coat room.
Sunday Morning Choir
It’s time for the choir to begin for the fall. Our first Sunday will be September 10th. Come on upstairs at 9:00 a.m. to rehearse for Sunday Services. (On Sept. 10th we will lead the congregation in the hymns, and we will have an anthem for the following Sunday.) Everyone is welcome, feel free to try it for a Sunday or two. We are friendly and welcome everyone.
Have you ever wished that you could play an instrument? If so, the HUMC handbell choir may be the perfect place for you! If you have two hands, we will start you out with two bells and help you figure out where those two bells need to play. We are a group that loves laughing, making music, and spending Tuesday nights together – and we have plenty of space for you!
The handbell choir will have their first rehearsal of the season on Tuesday, October 17th, from 7:00 – 8:00. You are very welcome to drop in and try it. We would love to show you how well you will fit into the bell choir.
Please see Jeannine with any questions or for information.
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.
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
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, September 3, 2023
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/live_videos Youtube Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRWld9XtaLY0WpX7JsXEcw
Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
CALL TO WORSHIP Praise be to God! Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who has visited and redeemed the people. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
OPENING HYMN: “Take My Life, and Let it Be” #399 UMH
OPENING PRAYER O God, you have bound us together in this life. Give us grace to understand how our lives depend on the courage, the industry, the honesty, and the integrity of all who labor. May we be mindful of their needs, grateful for their faithfulness, and faithful in our responsibilities to them; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
SCRIPTURE: Exodus 3:1-15 Read by: Dan Paskie Romans 12:9-21
SERMON: ”Holy Ground” Rev. David A. Nicol
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
CONFESSION & PARDON
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole hearts. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
All pray in silence
Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! In the Name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 UMH
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER For sung responses, please refer to slides
THE LORD'S PRAYER
SHARING OF BREAD AND CUP
CLOSING HYMN: “Go Forth for God” #670 UMH