Friday Flash 9/16/22
Hamburg United Methodist Church
116 Union St
Hamburg, New York, 14075
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.
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 7:00pm Dave Rood Leader (Resumes 9/21)
Thursday at 10:00 AM Carlos Ortiz leads in the Library
Any further information is available through the church office.
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
September- Men's Group
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.
Order of Worship
Sunday September 18, 2022 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#
ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL TO WORSHIP I need to know my God. We are known by God, that is enough So God is unseen and not really understood, yet is here? It is enough, we are not alone, we are loved and are called worthy members of Jesus’ family. OPENING HYMN: “God of the Ages” #698 UMH
OPENING PRAYER Creator God, We confess that we live, at times, in spiritual prisons.
We can no longer travel as we once did. We can no longer run and jump as we once did. We have pains that we have to endure and these things, at times, trap us in a kind of spiritual jail. Free Us! We also live behind the borders of our political barriers that tend to make us enemies instead of folks trying to solve problems with different approaches. Forgive us! Open our eyes, open our minds, open our hearts to the wonders all around us, especially as it shines in the faces of our sisters and brothers in your creation. We lay our lives before you, trusting that by raising Jesus from the dead, you declared his words, deeds and life are the truth about you. And that truth is love. Amen
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13: 1-9,18-23 Read by: Dan Paskie
SERMON “What Dirt Are We Today” Rev. Dr. F Victor Metivier
RESPONSIVE HYMN: “It is Well with My Soul” # 377 UMH PASTORAL PRAYER THE PEACE TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give 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.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
You formed us in your image
and breathed into us the breath of life.
When we turned away, and our love failed,
your love remained steadfast.
You delivered us from captivity,
made covenant to be our sovereign God,
and spoke to us through the prophets.
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.
Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.
Your Spirit anointed him
to preach good news to the poor,
to proclaim release to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
and to announce that the time had come
when you would save your people.
He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners.
By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant
by water and the Spirit.
When the Lord Jesus ascended,
he promised to be with us always,
in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.
On the night in which he gave himself up for us,
he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
"Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me."
When the supper was over, he took the cup,
gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:
"Drink from this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
poured out for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me."
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.
Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world the body of Christ,
redeemed by his blood.
By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other,
and one in ministry to all the world,
Through your Son Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father,
now and forever.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
SHARING OF BREAD AND CUP
CLOSING HYMN: “Blest Be the Tie that Binds” #557 UMH BENEDICTION POSTLUDE