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, October 18th 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, October 25th, at 10am. Click on this Facebook link..
We still have a few outdoor jobs at the church to make our property look good.
Call the church office for details.
This Sunday the church has traditionally celebrated Reformation (ie Martin Luther weekend). Both the gospel specially assigned for Reformation and the normal gospel for the week remind us that being grounded in the Word of God is a life-changing experience.
Look at your hands. See the touch and the tenderness. God’s own for the world. Look at your feet. See the path and the direction. God’s own for the world. Look at your heart. See the fire and the love. God’s own for the world. Look at the cross. See God’s beloved and our Savior. God’s own for the world. This is God’s world And we will serve God in it. May God bless you. May God keep you ever with great care and lead your lives with love. And may Christ’s welcome shine through your lives. 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)..
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.
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.
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!
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.
For the service, Pastor Rebecca will say the words of institution at the end of the service. Please bring a mask in case you need to use the restroom while you are there or exit your vehicle. This year there will be two NEW opportunities to purchase for a donation a white rose for All Saints Sunday in memory of your loved one. If you would like to purchase physical flower that can be picked up after weekend worship, please have that order into Shavonne by October 27th. Call 685-2216.
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.
Amherst Lutheran Church
5125 Main Street (just east of the I-290) Williamsville, NY 14221
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.