Sunday School & Adult Bible Study: 9:30 AM

Sunday Morning Worship & Holy Eucharist: 11:00 AM


With the universal Christian Church, and as part of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, St. John's Lutheran Church teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We accept that the Holy Bible is God's Word, and teach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone. Visit the LCMS web site to find out more.

36 N. Fourth St, Allegany, NY 14706 || (716) 373-0025 || Rev. Daniel Buringrud, Pastor

Announcements for November 12, 2017

Congregational Luncheon  Today after after service is our congregational luncheon.  Please plan on attending.


Sonshine Group Meetings  This week will be a busy one for the Sonshine Group.  Wednesday at 2:45 they will be meeting to prepare Thanksgiving cards.  Friday at 2 P.M. they will be meeting to deliver Thanksgiving baskets.  If you would like to join them just come to the church and join in.


ELCA Representative  On December 3rd a representative from the ELCA will be here to speak to us.  Please plan on attending to help get a better understanding of the ELCA.


Historical Society Christmas  On December 3rd at 2 P.M. the Allegany Historical Society will be holding their annual Christmas Service.  Pastor Dan will be heading up the Service this year.


Advent Services  The Advent Season is approaching quickly.  The first Sunday in December will be our First Sunday in Advent.  We are also planning on the Mid-Week Advent Services.  If you can help out with the dinners prior to the Service please contact the church office or Pastor Dan.

Heating  If you are planning to host an activity here at church please let Hans Sendlakowski know so you will have the heat you would like.  Just give him a call at 373-5056.


Stained Glass Windows  We need to have another push for the windows.  We will need to make another one third of the final payment soon.  If anyone has ideas for fundraisers please share with the church council for guidance.


Hymnals  Because we don’t use the blue hymnals as much as we used to, we are offering you a chance to have one at home.  There are some of these in the narthex for you to choose from.


Majengo  The Moore family is very active with Majengo and they have asked us to help out this wonderful cause.  There is a box in the narthex for your loose change or if you feel the need paper bills.  This money will help support the Home for Children.


Genesis House Homeless Shelter



The Longest Night of the Year – December 21, 2017


On the longest night of darkness in the Northern Hemisphere, Genesis House Board of Directors and staff invite you and your neighbors to light LUMINARIA at 6:00 pm on December 21st as a sign of compassion and solidarity for those without shelter.

PLEASE join the friends of Genesis House as well as the Board of Directors

in this vigil for homeless awareness and fundraising effort.


  • Orders and pre-payment are due by December 15th
  • Luminaries can be purchased at the Genesis House by calling

716-373-3354 or by contacting Chris Hackett at 716-372-0495

  • Please make checks payable to the Genesis House.
  • DO NOT want a kit? Donate a kit to be used in Lincoln Park.


NAME ________________________________________


ADDRESS ______________________________________


STATE __________ ZIP __________ E-MAIL __________


  1. of KITS to be picked up                  ________
  2. of KITS to DONATE for use at LINCOLN PARK ________

ADDITIONAL gift Donation                                             ________

                             TOTAL                                                       ________

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 11/15/17

At St. John’s, we come together every Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock to join in prayer. We have a variety of issues we lift up to the Lord. This list changes from week to week. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own concerns and we’ll pray together. God is listening!

This week’s prayer concerns –

    • Lord’s Prayer
    • Prayers of thanks and praise. We thank You for everything!
    • Prayers of thanks for healing of the sick, and guidance for their caregivers
    • Prayers for the homebound and handicapped, strengthen and comfort them with Your presence
    • Prayers for the children at Majengo, and thanks for their caregivers and supporters
    • Prayers for Genesis House, and those who require their services
    • Prayers for all those who’ve recently lost loved ones, especially those lost in the recent tragedies
    • Prayers for employers, and for those looking for employment
    • Prayers of thanks for St. John’s family and our future
    • Prayers for those recovering from the recent violence in the news
    • Prayers for Pastor Dan, and his family, and for his messages
    • Prayer request cards

“We do not come to God as strangers pleading for special favors, but as those He calls His children”

Father, we thank You for all Your answers – the “no” answers, the “not yet” answers, and the “yes” answers, because we know that You know best!

Lord, hear too the other prayers of our hearts – the prayers not mentioned aloud – the prayers that are deep inside us. Hear our prayers for healing – for peace – for forgiveness – for quiet – for grace upon grace…

All these things we ask in the name of Jesus.  Amen.