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9/15/23 Friday Flash






Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

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!


 

If you have any questions regarding Churches in Action or Undie Sunday,

Contact Linda Szal Sutton at 716-818-0717

 

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 4 Nehemiah 11-13 & Esther 1-2 September 20th, 2023

Session 5 Esther 3- 10 September 27th, 2023


 




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

SEPT- Missions/Outreach

OCTOBER- Finance


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 17, 2023

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL TO WORSHIP God loves us.

God cares for us.

God blesses us.

God tends us.


We are God’s precious fruit and faithful seed.


God hears us.

God helps us.

God trusts us.

God tries us.


Sometimes, we are more faulty seed, than precious fruit.

OPENING HYMN: ”I Know Whom I Have Believed” #714 UMH

OPENING PRAYER Precious Lord, strip away the mask I wear during the week to “get by.” Lay my soul bare before you today. Let me see genuine love. Show me the love that hates evil and holds onto what is good. Strip away the mask that holds my emotions in check when I should share your love with someone. Let me see the joy of giving to others. Show me the power of blessing those who persecute me. Strip away the mask that grins and lies and lets the world think otherwise about a child of God. Amen.

SCRIPTURE: Joshua 1:1-4, 5-9 Read by: Jon Sentz

SERMON: ”Sparks of Hope” Lynda & Jon Sentz


CHOIR ANTHEM: We Bow Down

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE PEACE

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: “Here I am Lord” #593 UMH

BENEDICTION POSTLUDE


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