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Friday Flash 5/13/22

Updated: May 16, 2022


Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10am




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 needed.

  • Sunday 9:00 AM. John Meader is leader in the parlor.

  • Monday at Sparks of Hope at 10:30 AM Bob Shaw leader.

  • Wednesday at 7:00PM Dave Rood leader in parlor (GROW)

  • Thursday at 10:00 AM Carlos Ortiz leads in the Library

Any further information available through church office.


The Julia Platt Memorial Scholarship Application is now available on the church website.


Wondering How You Can Help the People of Ukraine?

United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:

  • By toll free telephone: 888-252-6174

  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the Church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine.


Coffee Hour Schedule

May- Mission/Outreach

June- Finance/Endowment

July- SPRC

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

Sunday May 15, 2022, 10:00 am Livestream:

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

PRELUDE: "Westminster" & "The Old Rugged Cross" HUMC Handbell Choir



We shall see a new heaven and earth, for the old will pass away. We shall see a new Jerusalem, the holy city descending from heaven. The city shall need no sun or moon, for God’s glory will be its light, for God’s Lamb will be it’s lamp, and by its light the nations shall walk. We shall hear a loud voice from the throne: “Behold, God’s dwelling is with mortals. Indeed, God will dwell with them and they will be God’s people.”

God shall wipe away all our tears, and there shall be no more death. Mourning, crying, and pain shall cease, for all former things will pass away. We shall hear One speak from the throne: “Behold, I make all things new. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.”

Our Lord testifies to these things: “Behold, I am coming soon.”

The grace of the Lord is with us. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! Come!

OPENING HYMN: “All Creatures of Our God and King” #62 UMH

OPENING PRAYER Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace. come into the brokenness of our lives and our land and with our 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 hearts and consume the pride and prejudice which separates us. Fill us, O Lord, with your perfect love, which casts out our fear, and bind us together in that unity which you share with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen


SCRIPTURE: PSALM 148 Read by: Rollin Shoemaker ACTS 11:1-18

SERMON ”There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” Rev. David Nicol HANDBELL CHOIR: “All Through The Night”



TITHES & OFFERINGS 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 TFWS (Alternate: There is a wideness in God’s Mercy #121 UMH)



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