Next datel tbd.. Pizza and drink provided. Please bring some finger food to share..
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.
Kevin Guest House, which provides housing and meals to those who have loved ones receiving care form the Buffalo Medical Campus, is a longtime ministry of ALC. ALC is committed to providing a meal there once a month. Funds are running low for the catered meal that needs to be provided right now because of COVID. If you are able to help, you can mail a check to ALC marked “Kevin Guest House.”
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.
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)..
Amherst Lutheran Church
5125 Main Street (just east of the I-290) Williamsville, NY 14221
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.
Meeting ID: 920 5092 4717
Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York).
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!
Join the Faithful Learning and Teaching Together events offered by our synod. Some of the
upcoming events include digital learning,neighborhood justice, a look at the ELCA social
statements, and a series on poetry. Check out the Upstate NY Synod website (upstatenysynod.org)
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!
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..
They will be open this summer for groups of 10 to meet to hike or picnic for the day (no overnights). Current Covid restrictions will apply (masks as needed, social distancing, not attending if sick). Contact the office at 716-386-4125 to register your family. To reserve campfire circle or pavilion is $10, but hiking is free.
Are you and your family interested in a substitute VBS program this summer? During the month of July, participate in weekly challenges with an opportunity to submit your work, watch a weekly video, and see your submissions. Lutheran Youth will host “God’s Good Creation” VBS. Visit their site at www.lutheranyouthwny.org/gods-goodcreation-summer-2020 to register.
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.
Sower of creation, You scatter seeds of generosity upon the earth and send out your word to
fill all the corners of this desperate world with your good news. While our own attempts at scattering and weeding may not seem like much in comparison to yours, you promise to work with us so that together with you we are able to sow seeds of hope, of grace, of change, of life, for all those around us waiting to receive them. Help us to do the work of your kingdom today and all days. Amen
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.
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.
There is a Zoom conversation scheduled for July 19th at 11am with this group, for you to ask any questions you may have as we move forward with this worship plan. You can access Zoom via your phone, tablet, or computer, or you are welcome to call from a landline or cell phone. Please let me know if you are having issues connecting to Zoom and I can work to help you to get set up for the call in advance. The Zoom information will be at the end of this email as well as in the letter itself.
Zoom Information for July 19th:
Topic: Congregational Meeting
Time: Jul 19, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting Electronically:
Meeting ID: 832 4493 0234
Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 832 4493 0234