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.
The Sunday school invites your participation in a FOOD DRIVE to benefit the pantry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tonawanda (one of our Confirmation partners). Kick-off- Souper Bowl weekend. During the last three weekend periods of February, we will ask for your gifts of canned/boxed goods.
We are planning future trips to Kevin Guest House in Buffalo. Once there, we provide dinner to the guests that are tending to family members hospitalized in the area medical complex. Some of the guests are the patients themselves. Scheduled date: February 5th. If you would like to offer yourself for future dates- please speak to our coordinator, Karin Johnson.
Ash Wednesday February 18 begins our Lenten season. Worship will be held at 7pm. We begin our time together with an appropriate time of confession and then provide to those who so desire, the imposition of ashes on the forehead as a visible sign of ones true repentance- a setting to the flame and ashes of the wrongs we have done and the right we have left undone. After the hearing of God's word, we then make our way to the table to taste the forgiveness we have heard throughout the night.
Regarding the special Lenten offering envelopes in your boxes... Once again this year we are supporting the good work of the Resurrection Health Center on Genesee St. In a neighborhood where over 42% of the population lives below the poverty level, a full range of professional health care services, along with spiritual and family counseling is provided regardless of a person's ability to pay.
Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful redeemer, for the countless blessings and benefits you give. May we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.