Amherst Lutheran Church embraces the gifts of God to be used in the caring ministry of Jesus throughout His world. Holy God, your word feeds your people with life that is eternal. Direct our choices and preserve us in your truth, that, renouncing what is false and evil, we may live in you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
You are invited to post a pic or share an experience of where you have encountered God during the week, or something you are feeling grateful for. It will be particularly helpful for us to work harder during this time on keeping our eyes open for God in our midst.. Click here.
Don’t forget, if you are a member of Thrivent Financial you may have choice dollars you can direct to a local or national organization. Amherst is included among this list of organizations, so consider directing your choice dollars here as we continue to work to share the good news of God with friends and neighbors! Visit the Thrivent website or give them a call with any questions or for help!
Amherst Lutheran Church
5125 Main Street (just east of the I-290) Williamsville, NY 14221
Amherst Lutheran Church has partnered with a company called tithe.ly to allow our members to continue to support our Church through offerings. Although you can certainly mail your offerings directly to the church, we highly encourage you to use one of these secure online giving options a try.
Be blessed by the Sunday, May 30th, service again. Click in this Youtube link.
The Pastor will be posting videos and messages regularly. Click on this Facebook link.
Worship with us on Facebook Sunday, June 7th, at 10am. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will be preaching for all churches across the ELCA. We will still gather for our regular worship time at 10am EST hosted by Pastor Rebecca, but we will get to hear the words of our Bishop along with the rest of the church worldwide. Please join us for that and invite someone to watch with you! Click on this Facebook link.
Blankets are being made for children in foster care. The local foster care system distributes 100 blankets a month. Our group will create no-sew blankets that can be made in one night and delivered to the Child Advocate Center on Franklin St. with tags that say "This blanket belongs to: _________" and the child will be able to write there name on it. This way they will always be able to have at least one thing that is their own. We meet the third Thursday of each month (next date tbd) ) from 6-8 at the church. If you would like to donate, you can pick up the fleece no-sew blankets at JoAnn Fabrics and save them in the coat room, and our members will work on them. Join the Blanket Angels Facebook page for up- dates (needs, bad weather cancellations, etc.). Thank you for your continued support)..
Meeting ID: 920 5092 4717
Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Click here to watch the June 3rd event on YouTube
Unfortunately, LCLC has announced that their summer programs for 2020 have been suspended. While camp will not be happening in-person, check out some of what Organic Youth is doing online already
Meditation Monday I will go live on Facebook to do a simple meditation with all of you. You can watch it live while it is happening or later when your schedule allows. Click here to watch this past Monday's meditation.
We are planning to provide a catered meal at Kevin Guest House in Buffalo on May 5. If you would like to offer yourself for future dates, please speak to Karin Johnson. Money donations are both needed and welcome. To make a donation, write a check to Amherst Lutheran Church, write “Kevin House” in the memo line, and send it to the church office. (5125 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221. It may be good to enclose it in a note that states it is for Kevin House. We have learned from the administrators at Kevin Guest House how much they appreciate the efforts of Amherst Lutheran Church in keeping this ministry alive.
God of all power and love, we give thanks for your unfailing presence and the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss. Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire. Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world: a people who pray, worship, learn, break bread, share life, heal neighbors, bear good news, act justly, rest and grow in the Spirit. Wherever and however we gather, unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission, that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed. Amen.
These continue to be collected and deposited in the box located in the coat room Monies received are used to help the local needs of the hungry.
Next datel tbd.. Pizza and drink provided. Please bring some finger food to share..
Thiis is a nationwide support group for parents who have lost children to death meets at the church on the second Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm (next date tbd). They have added a group for siblings that will meet at the same time, on the same night. Contact Tammy Schueler for more info at 507-7552.
Even though we have not been meeting in person for worship, Portals of Prayer is still arriving at ALC. If you would be interested in receiving a copy at your home, please let Pastor Rebecca or the office know and we can arrange to have it delivered directly to you!
Cancer doesn’t get to swallow your days and your nights. It doesn’t get to put stress in your life or plague you with fear. It doesn’t get to come between you and your loved ones and it doesn’t get to come between you and your God. For many, these emotional and spiritual cancer battles can be as difficult as the physical battles. In short, cancer does not get to be more important than the most important things in your life. The most important things in your life are the things you can use to push the cancer back so you can breathe again. Call the church office for meeting information.