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.
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 will be October 1st.
This week’s gospel takes places while Jesus is in the temple. Having just driven the money
changers out of the temple, Jesus sits down to teach. The religious leaders of the temple come up to him as he is teaching and begin to question his authority and some of the things he is teaching. In response Jesus tells a parable about two sons, one who says no to what his father asks but then does it, and one who says yes but doesn’t follow through. Which of these, Jesus asks, did the will of his father?
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!
In the past the ELCA has asked congregations to participate in some kind of service activity following worship on September 12th/13th. Since we can't do this together this year, I thought it might be fun to try this calendar. Some days are easier than others, but I invite you to take a look at it and commit to at least trying a few of these things.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Eternal God, you show perpetual lovingkindness to us your servants. Because we cannot rely on our own abilities, grant us merciful judgment, and train us to embody the generosity of your Son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen..
In-person worship at Amherst Lutheran Church is Saturdays at 5pm. This worship service is designed for those who are 65+ or with limited or no internet service. 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, September 20th 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, September 27th, at 10am. Click on this Facebook link.
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.
We have a few outdoor jobs at the church to make our property still look good even though we are not there.
1. Anybody with a good hedge trimmer to give the shrubs a haircut??
2. I pulled weeds but our memory garden needs a bit of black mulch . . . probably 4-6 bags.
3. Some sweeping and cleanup at the neighbor’s fence is needed since the maple tree has dropped its seeds. We have completed some indoor jobs during the downtime to improve conditions like painting, cleaning, and generally cleaning out. We have supplies started when it’s safe for us to join together. Thanks in advance and looking forward to a time when we can be together again!
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 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.