Kevin Guest House


Did you know Amherst is still working to provide a meal each month to Kevin Guest  House? While as of right now we cannot  provide a meal in person, we have been  having prepared meals delivered each  month. Continuing to commit to this  ministry will take your support. So consider  giving a special gift to this ministry during  the month of April. Donations can be mailed  to church with Kevin Guest House written  on the memo line or they can be made  online through Tithely.

Saturday 5pm- Church building open for worship. 

Sunday 11am - Traditional worship begins soon.

Sunday 11am - Sunday School closed indefinitely.

Blanket Angels


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)..

Giving


Thanks to the past and current generosity of ALC members, the church council has been able to 
make charitable gifts the past 2 months to local community organizations. In March, it gave $550 
to FeedMore WNY (what used to Meals on Wheels and the WNY Food Pantry). In April, it 
gave $300 to Kevin Guest House. As the months move on, council will be asking for your help 
identifying other organizations locally to receive gifts. Stay tuned

Dash's food receipts


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. 

KNAC Is Back


KNAC or kids night at church will be resuming October 2nd  on the first Saturday of each month! 

This will be a combination worship service, Sunday School, and service activity time.

Look for more information.

Call To Worship


The first shall be last.  We come to worship as we are..  The last shall be first..  We come with faith..  The first shall be last..  We come with doubts..  The last shall be first..  We come with burdens..  The first shall be last..  We come with joy..  The last shall be first..  We come wondering about the future..  The first shall be last and the last shall be first, and all of us 
shall be known as beloved children..

Thank You For Your Offering


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. 


Click here.


LCLC


LCLC is a beautiful piece of God's creation that is dedicated to living out our mission: Sharing the gospel of Christ Jesus in ways that give life. How do we do this?  By providing opportunities for spiritual growth, renewal, and Christ-centered community in the wonder of God’s creation.


Click here for all the exciting details.

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Compassionate Friends


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. 

Interim Dean


The Rev. Nancy Milleville has been appointed the interim dean of our conference beginning August 1.  st. She will serve as the interim until elections in September. She can be reached at 
NancyMilleville@gmail.com

Whodunnit Dinner Theatre  New Lancaster Event!


Date: November 5 - 6, 2021 ¦ Time: 6:00 PM

Whodunnit Dinner Theatre
STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

Do you know Whodunnit?! Join a collection of mysterious and eccentric characters as they try to figure out that same answer in “Murder at Harry’s Hideaway.” This murder mystery dinner theatre is sure to be a thrilling event, and all proceeds go to benefit local nonprofits. November 5th and 6th, doors upen at 6:00pm and the dinner theatre starts at 7: 00pm. RIPA’s restaurant 4218 Walden Ave, Lancaster NY, 14086. For details and registration information visit wnylutherancharities.org or call 716-632-2623.Do you know Whodunnit?! Join a collection of mysterious and eccentric characters as they try to figure out that same answer in “Murder at Harry’s Hideaway.” This murder mystery dinner theatre is sure to be a thrilling event, and all proceeds go to benefit local nonprofits. November 5th and 6th, doors upen at 6:00pm and the dinner theatre starts at 7: 00pm. RIPA’s restaurant 4218 Walden Ave, Lancaster NY, 14086. For details and registration information visit wnylutherancharities.org or call 716-632-2623.

Property Help Needed!


A few Fall tasks that can be done individually at your own convenience!
1. Trim new growth on the bushes
2. Memory Garden cleanup

Thanks in advance for helping our church look loved and cared for!  Contact Janet Schmidt

Portals Of Prayer


Even though you may not have here 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!  

What the Bible Say About…..


The ELCA accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.  Here is a link to key passages in the Bible that speak to many topics in everyday life.  Click here.

Live or work in the Amherst-Williamsville area?


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. 

Buffalo United for Afghan 


Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees will be working to assist the nearly 350 Afghans who will be settling in Buffalo. You can visit their website at www.wnyrac.org for more detailed information. To register for volunteer opportunities, email Sierra Johnston at stjohnston@jfswny.org. Currently, BUAE is looking for personal hygiene items and grocery gift cards. They are also in need of the following new items: body soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, lotion, hand sanitizer, deodorant, sanitary napkins, bath towels, wash cloths, and laundry detergent. Donations can be dropped off Mondays 10-12pm, 4-5pm at the International Institute of Buffalo (864 Delaware 
Ave). Housing assistance is also needed. Contact Jeremy Stott jstott@iibuff.org for more  information.

Listen To More Worship Music


Click here.

Amherst Lutheran Church


5125 Main Street  (just east of the I-290) Williamsville, NY  14221  
AmherstLutheranChurch.org  716-632-4185.

Thrivent Members


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!

Worship Is On At Amherst Lutheran Church
In Person & Online


Worship continues at Amherst Lutheran Church on Saturdays at 5pm. Worship service is for 
everyone (including those who can access worship online). Everyone is now being asked to mask again in worship per CDC guidelines for communities in substantial or high levels of covid transmission. Communion also is now served in church or it can still be taken home with you. Community singing is taking place! This current schedule will be in place until the fall.

Enjoy the worship service from Sunday, September 19th, again.  Click here.
Join us online for the worship service Sunday, September 26th, at 10am.  Click here