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.
Lutheran Charities presents: Wine and Chocolate Pairings! Save the date for Thursday, February 11th at 7:30pm for a virtual wine and chocolate pairings event! For just $60.00, this online event includes four bottles of wine and chocolates, available for pick up or delivery. Enter into our virtual tasting room for a guided experience with an expert from Addy’s Fine Wine and Spirits. This makes a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day! Register at our website,
wnylutherancharities.org and stay up to date on announcements on our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, @wnylutherancharities
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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of their outreach, Amherst is committed to providing a meal once a month to Kevin Guest
House in Buffalo. Kevin Guest House is located near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and
provides housing and meals for families who need to stay the near the medical campus, especially those from outside the Buffalo area. Currently, Amherst’s funds for meals are depleted, since given the current Covid restrictions, meals need to be catered instead of made. If you are interested in giving a monetary gift to the Kevin Guest House Fund to support this outreach, please mail a check to Amherst Lutheran Church (Kevin Guest House in the memo). The next meal TBD.
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.
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!
Trinity has an ongoing project and collection called “TriniKnits.” Members of the congregation knit, crochet, and purchase hats, scarves, and mittens for the homeless. Because of the difficult
economic situation so many are facing this year, they would like to increase their production/collection. If you are interested in donation items, please contact Trinity at email@example.com for more
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.
For worship this weekend, we get to hear the second part of our baptismal identity begun this past week: the call to follow Jesus. In the gospel of John, we find ourselves listening in as Jesus invites the disciples to follow him. Often in contemporary Christian culture, we think of inviting as part of
what it means to be a disciple, i.e. we are meant to invite others to follow Jesus. This week we
learn that the inviting actually comes from Jesus to us, rather than the other way around..
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)..
When the way is difficult and dangerous, let us still choose what is good and just. When evil comes to break us down and break us apart, let us still choose to carry on with each other.
When power from on high strikes fear in our hearts, let us still choose the courage to persist.
For we know that the love and power of God, which abides in us, will not be overcome..
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!
Amherst Lutheran Church
5125 Main Street (just east of the I-290) Williamsville, NY 14221
Worship has resumed at Amherst Lutheran Church on Saturdays at 5pm.. This worship service is designed for those who are 60+ (now including those who can access worship online). Masks will be required at this service, along with social distancing. You may bring your own communion to worship to be consumed outside, pick up a prepared grape juice/wafer pack, or take words of institution along with you to celebrate at home.
Enjoy the January 10th Worship service again. Click here for the YouTube link.
The Pastor will be posting videos and messages regularly. Click on this Facebook link.
Worship with us on Facebook Sunday, January 17th, at 10am. Click on this Facebook link...