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.
Worship has resumed at Amherst Lutheran Church on Saturdays at 5pm.. This worship service is esigned 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.
Be blessed by the Sunday, November 22nd 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, November 29th, at 10am. Click on this Facebook link...
The Prince of Peace sanctuary will be open for a special “Open House/Sanctuary” on Wednesday,
November 25th from 4 – 7:00pm. During this time you are invited to come to Prince of Peace, drop off
an item for the food pantry, put your offering in the cornucopia, stay for a while and listen to
Thanksgiving/Harvest hymns, participate as much or as little as you want in a self-guided worship
experience and activity, have communion, and receive a special blessing for the wine and/or bread
you will be using for Thanksgiving. Reservations for ½ hour intervals will need to be made ahead of time, information on how to do that will be available shortly. Please remember masks, distancing, and screenings will be in place.
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.
Psalm 126 opens with the line: “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.” What does it look like to live as those who dream? The prophets, the psalmists, John the Baptist, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Simeon, Anna, the shepherds and the Magi – they were all dreamers. They received, discovered, and responded to God’s dreams for the world. During this Advent, we will step into the mystery and awe of God’s dreams and pray they shape our reality. This Advent is for the
dreamers in all of us – those who dream of a deeper connection with God.
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.
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 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.
An Advent Devotional that goes with our Advent Series, “Those Who Dream,” is available for you to download for free. Send Pastor an email or a text if you would like a copy sent to you!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more
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.
O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the strength to serve the world you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.
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)..
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!
The Reopening/Reimagining committee has made the difficult decision that Christmas Eve
services will be online only this year. Given the number of people who attend worship on
Christmas Eve, including many visitors, it would be very difficult to have hold in person worship
while maintain our current practices of keeping one another safe. For those who have been
worshiping in person on Saturdays, a special Christmas Eve service will be held on Saturday
December 19th at 5:00pm.