Next date in April tbd.. Pizza and drink provided. Please bring some finger food to share..
Sunday, April 5, we will worship together on Facebook at 10am for Palm/Passion Sunday. The service will be available as well after the fact on both Facebook and YouTube. If you can, send me your pics of you preparing the way for Jesus by waving a branch or leaf you find in your yard, one you make, or a space you have set aside in your home to spend in prayer or worship or simply to be still, that would be great.
Wednesday, April 8, will be a brief service of Healing on Facebook at 7:30pm. It will be available afterward on Facebook and YouTube to view.
Thursday, April 9, will be our Maundy Thursday service at 7:30pm on Facebook. I haven't quite figured out exactly how that one will look but tune in to see lol. Again, this one will be available after to view.
Friday, April 10, we will have Good Friday worship at 12 noon on Facebook live hosted by Glenn & Michelle Kraebel. In the evening at 7:30pm, I will post a video/movie I have created with some of your help to Facebook and YouTube for you to watch.
Sunday, April 12, we will worship together on Facebook at 10am for Easter. This worship will be made available after on Youtube, too.
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.
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.
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.
Have you checked for the availability of Choice Dollars? Please consider donating them to the church.
Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race, you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 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.
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 (April 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).
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.