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Friday Flash 10/7/22

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am

From your Missions Team: Food collections for September and 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.


Assembly member Jon Rivera and Town of Hamburg Supervisor Randy Hoak are hosting a food and household supplies drive to support #feedhamburg on Saturday, October 15.

According to the #feedhamburg team, they are seeing more and more clients experiencing food insecurity and the current need is high, so we invite as many of you as possible to participate and support our fellow neighbors and community members!

WHAT: Food and household supplies drive

DATE: Saturday, October 15

TIME: 10 am – 1 pm

WHERE: #feedhamburg (Iris Housing Complex, 4150 Sowles Road, Hamburg 14075)


Homespun Holiday Bazaar is Coming, Helpers and Shoppers are Needed! The annual Homespun Holiday Bazaar is coming on 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, community 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 though, we need to prepare and so... sign-up sheets for helping out are on the counter in the Gathering Area. Here are 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!

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 starting Oct. 9 are the "hot pre-sale" tickets of the Bazaar: Soup and Dessert tickets. We will be selling the tickets after worship service through Oct. 23.

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.

You can pick up your takeout meal during the hours of the Bazaar on 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.


It is time to collect your "treasures" for Granny's Attic and deliver them to Room 19. Items should be in good condition. If you have any questions, contact Judy Engberg, Carolyn Schneggenburger, or Barbara Lockwood


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

Groups are to provide goodies/ snacks

each Sunday of the month they are scheduled.

Please Contact Sue Gagne or Joyce Spencer with any questions.


During the Month of October, churches across the nation are celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month. Many celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day, or Clergy Appreciation Day, on the second Sunday or another Sunday of the month.

The Apostle Paul is thought to have first suggested clergy appreciation in 1 Timothy 5:17, when he stated, “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.” That teaching helped inspire the start of Clergy Appreciation Month in 1992 to recognize pastors and religious workers.

One United Methodist view says that while the congregation or laity are the hands and the feet of the church, the pastor is “the heart of the body who pumps the blood of the body to keep it alive.” (Some might arguably see those roles in reverse). Pastoral responsibilities may include administrative duties, leading worship, preaching, teaching, community outreach, evangelism, visiting the sick, pastoral counseling and most importantly, praying.

The pastor is one of the greatest prayer warriors (or carpenters) that a church can have. Whether in worship, church meetings, visiting sick members or other settings—or even when alone—prayer should be the foundation of a pastor’s tool box.

As we show appreciation for our pastors during this month and throughout the year, let us support them by keeping them in our prayers, for they too need that hedge of loving care surrounding them as much as we do. If time allows please consider sending a handwritten note or greeting card with a message of gratitude.


Order of Worship

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


CALL TO WORSHIP Jesus, remember us when you come into your kingdom. Hear our intercessions. For your church around the world, we ask new life. For all who carry out ministries in your church, we ask grace and wisdom. For people who have accepted spiritual disciplines, we ask inspired discipleship. For Christians of every land, we ask for unity in your name. For jews and Muslims and people of other faiths, we ask for your divine blessing. For those who cannot believe, we ask for your faithful love. For governors and rulers in every land, We ask your guidance. For people who suffer and sorrow, we ask your healing peace.

OPENING HYMN: “ God of Grace and God of Glory” #577 UMH

OPENING PRAYER Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace. Come into the brokenness of our lives and our land with your healing love. Help us to be willing to bow before you in true repentance, and to bow to one another in real forgiveness. By the fire of your Holy Spirit, melt our hard hearts and consume the pride and prejudice which separate us. Fill us, O Lord, with your perfect love, which casts our our fear, and bind us together in that unity which you share with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen


SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 29:1,4-7 Read by: Melanie Zioloko Luke 17: 11-19

SERMON “ For Our Neighbors ” Rev. David Nicol





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: “Great is Thy Faithfulness” #140 UMH


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