Thanks to the past and current generosity of ALC members, the church council has been able to
make charitable gifts the past 2 months to local community organizations. In March, it gave $550
to FeedMore WNY (what used to Meals on Wheels and the WNY Food Pantry). In April, it
gave $300 to Kevin Guest House. As the months move on, council will be asking for your help
identifying other organizations locally to receive gifts. Stay tuned
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.
Did you know Amherst is still working to provide a meal each month to Kevin Guest House? While as of right now we cannot provide a meal in person, we have been having prepared meals delivered each month. Continuing to commit to this ministry will take your support. So consider giving a special gift to this ministry during the month of April. Donations can be mailed to church with Kevin Guest House written on the memo line or they can be made online through Tithely.
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.
The church is open for worship Saturday at 5pm.. This worship service is designed for EVERYONE + (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.
Click here to enjoy the Online Worship from May 2nd again.
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.
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.
.May God give you courage for the work ahead. May + Christ Jesus be your home and the ground of your being. And may the Spirit move you to love the world as you were first loved in the beginning. 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 you may not have here 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!
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
5125 Main Street (just east of the I-290) Williamsville, NY 14221