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Friday Flash 10/28/22

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am

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 just leave them inside the pantry.



From your Missions Team: Food collections for October will go to SS. Peter and Paul Food Pantry in Hamburg. The pantry is part of the network of the Food Bank of WNY whose mission is to “obtain nutritious food and support from public and private sources, and efficiently distribute these resources to the hungry in Western New York through our member agencies.”

It may come as a surprise to some of us, but there are hungry people right here in

our neighborhoods. Hearty non-perishables will be gratefully received in the basket in the gathering space. Let’s keep the needs of those who suffer from hunger ever before us as we seek to serve Jesus in the world.







Sparks Building / 107 Main, Hamburg – No Admission Cost


12:30 pm until 5 pm

Watch the Buffalo Bills game on our really big TV screen. Bring a snack dish to pass. We will have pizza, chicken wings and lots of other food…and soda pop/coffee / bottled water too. Invite your dad, your nephews, your brothers, your sons and grandsons too. Invite your neighbors and the guys you work with. Let’s make this the best football tailgate party ever! Sign up on the party poster in the Gathering Space. You’ll have a great time with good food, great football and good guys. Mark your calendar now!

~ Rollin Shoemaker, 716-444-5537


Homespun Holiday Bazaar is Coming,

Helpers and Shoppers are Needed!

The annual Homespun Holiday Bazaar is Friday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, baked goods, local craft vendors, the book sale and the return of the takeout lunch are all on the agenda! Profits will benefit ministries supporting women and children here and across the world.

Before we shop, we need to prepare so please signup to help. Sign-up sheets for helping out are on the counter in the Gathering Area. Here is specifically when help is needed:

  • Sunday, Oct. 30 (after the service) to help move items in preparation for bazaar setup.

  • During the week of the bazaar, help will be needed with table setup and other tasks:

    • Wednesday, Nov. 2 - 6:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, Nov. 3 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Nov. 6 (11:45 a.m.) - Break down and cleanup crew BEFORE THE BILLS GAME TAILGATE!

Thank you for helping to make this work light, as we pitch in together. Contact Rose Caldwell (716) 713-9548 or Sharon Tiballi (716) 980-6171 if you have questions.

Get your Pre-Sale Takeout Lunch Tickets

Now on sale are the "hot pre-sale" tickets of the Bazaar: Soup and Dessert tickets. We are selling the tickets after the worship service. (You can sell some to family, friends, and neighbors too!) For just $8 you will receive soup/chili of your choice, crackers, and dessert (pie or cake). The choices are Ed's famous chicken noodle, Rick's famous beef vegetable, and Paul's famous chili. Pick up your takeout meal anytime during the Bazaar, either day.

A successful pre-sale will help us plan best! (But the meals will be available for purchase during the bazaar, too.)


Book Club News

Book Club will meet on Monday, October 24th at 10:30 am in the Church library. We will be discussing The Personal Librarian Marie Benedict & Victoria Murray.

November's Book Club Selection is The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson.


We are no longer accepting donations for Granny's Attic.

Thank you to those who have donated treasures.


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

October- Church Council

November- Trustees/ Columbarium

December- Sarah Circle

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

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


CALL TO WORSHIP From Bethlehem to Nazareth, from Jordan to Jericho, from Bethany to Jerusalem, from them to now, Come, Lord Jesus. To heal the sick to mend the brokenhearted, to comfort the disturbed, to disturb the comfortable, to cleanse the temple, to liberate faith from convention, come, Lord Jesus.

To carry the cross, to lead the way, to shoulder the sin of the world and take it away, come, Lord Jesus. Today,

to this place, to us, come, Lord Jesus. Amen.

OPENING HYMN: “Shout to the North” #3042 Worship & Song

OPENING PRAYER O God, you delight not in pomp and show, but in a humble and contrite heart. Overturn our love of worldly possessions and fix our hearts more firmly on you, that, having nothing, we may yet possess everything, a treasure stored up for us in heaven. Amen


SCRIPTURE: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Read by: Rollin Shoemaker Luke 19:1-10

SERMON “Saving the Lost” Dave Rood, Lay Leader

CHOIR ANTHEM: “Holy Ground”




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: “Across the Lands” #3032 Worship & Song



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