Sunday School & Adult Bible Study: 9:30 AM

Sunday Morning Worship & Holy Eucharist: 11:00 AM

WHAT WE BELIEVE

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 September 17, 2017

Antique & Treasure Auction to benefit the Genesis House

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 2 pm at Good Times of Olean.

DONATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED  For pick-up or delivery please call:  Gary Hollamby at The Country Gentleman Antiques 716-307-1937 or 716-373-2410.

For more information: Marion Boyce at the Genesis House  716-373-3354.  Rob Slocum Auctioneer.

Chicken BBQ Bethany Lutheran is holding a chicken bbq, Saturday, Sept 30th from noon til sold out.

Bonagany We will be having a booth again this year at Bonagany, which is September 23.  As always we will be handing out cookies and water.  If you would like to donate cookies or cases of water, please have them to Church by Friday, September 22.  Also if you would like to sign up to man the booth there is a sheet in the Narthex.

Stained Glass Windows  We are going ahead with the process for the work to begin.  The down payment has been sent in.

Parsonage Demolition  The progress on the parsonage demolition is progressing.  We have the money from the insurance and the parsonage fund to cover the cost.  No asbestos was found in the building so we are clear on that.  If you have any questions or suggestions please speak to a church council member. Demolition is still months away.

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.  Please take only what you would use.  When all who want one have taken one then we will offer more if you would like.

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.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 9/06/17

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 for 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 those caught up in the flooding in the Houston area, and thanks for those helping!
    • Prayers for those affected by the fires out west
    • Prayers for those threatened by hurricane Irma
    • Prayers for world leaders – for Your peace, for Your guidance, for Your will to be done
    • Prayers of thanks for Doctors
    • Prayers for Sunday School as it starts this Sunday, for the staff, and especially for the kids!
    • Prayers for St. John’s, for guidance, that we walk Your path
    • Prayers for the kids going off to school – teachers and staff as well as students
    • Prayers for school activities, for athletics, for safety above all
    • Prayers for Pastor Dan
    • 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.