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, 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.

36 N. Fourth St, Allegany, NY 14706 || (716) 373-0025 || Rev. Derek J Cheek, DMin – Pastor

Announcements for March 29, 2020

Congregational Directory  I have placed 2 copies of the directory for you to look at in the narthex on the back table.  Please look it over to see if there are any mistakes or if I have left anyone out that you know of.  Feel free to mark these up and I will make corrections and additions.

Easter Flowers  If you have flowers that you would like to donate for Easter service please have them here by April 8th.

“One Night” Fundraiser to benefit the Genesis House

Instead of giving up something that doesn’t benefit anyone, to celebrate the season of Lent, we at St. John’s have decided to give something someone else can use, the $100 that will make a huge difference for a homeless family.  For little more than a dollar a day during the Lenten season, you will provide all of these services for an entire family that lives in our area!  If you can offer this important gift, please provide an address where we can send a thank you card and your cash or check can be made out to Genesis House of Olean, Inc. Chris Hackett will be taking donations from now to Easter Sunday.  Those at Genesis House sincerely Thank You! Please mail your donations to Chris Hackett at 4972 S. Nine Mile Rd. Allegany, NY 14706

Mid-week Lenten Services  There will not be a soup and sandwich dinner before the service at 7 PM.  Please join us for these meaningful services.

Rebuilding Together  There are applications for Rebuilding Together in the narthex on the table.  If you know of someone that needs help or you yourself need some help, consider having Rebuilding Together helping.

Chairs  Chairs were donated to the church and we have an overabundance of them.  If you or anyone you know has a need for them please feel free to take them.  They were chairs that were in the Old Library before the newest renovation. 

Food Pantry We are still collecting food items for the Food Pantry.  They have a great need for items now.  There is a bin in the narthex for you to place your donations.

Sign-out Sheet  Please use the sign out sheet in the office if you plan on borrowing any items from church.

Majengo  The Moores are asking for your help in supporting Majengo, a children’s home. You can put your donation in the box in the narthex. More info is in the narthex.

Daily Devotions

Sunday, March 29 – Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 130

Monday, March 30 – Romans 8:1-11 and Psalm 63

Tuesday, March 31 – John 11:17-27 and Psalm 9:1-14

Wednesday, April 1 – Matthew 27:33-46 and Psalm 18:6-7, 16-20

Thursday, April 2 – John 15:12-14 and Psalm 69:33-36

Friday, April 3 –  Romans 5:6-8 and Psalm 22:1-5

Saturday, April 4 – 1 Corinthians 2:9-12 and Psalm 78:52-55

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 02/12/20

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!


The Lord be with you

And also with you

Move among us, O God; give us life.

Make our hearts clean within us:

Matthew 5:21-26

[Jesus said to the disciples:] “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you’re angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment;”

This week’s prayer concerns –

    • Lord’s Prayer
    • Prayers of thanks and praise…Our God is an awesome God!
    • Prayers 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 those grieving
    • Prayers for those living with dementia or mental illness, and their caregivers
    • Prayers for families, new families, the young, and all the children at Majengo
    • Prayers for leaders, that they would lead with You foremost in their minds, with a servant’s heart
    • Prayers for travelers – both near and far
    • Prayers for St. John’s and Immanuel’s congregations
    • Prayers for Pastor Derek and Christa
    • Prayer request cards

Let us bless the Lord

Thanks be to God

“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.