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 ||

Announcements for September 16, 2018

Sunday School Light Breakfast  We are having a light breakfast for the Sunday School kids before service.  We are asking for volunteers to help donate the food.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Pastor Cheek If anyone has interest in studying the bible with Pastor Cheek, he will be holding classed on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings at Immanuel.  Also if there is interest in having a class here at St. John’s one could be held on Thursday evenings.  Please contact either Christa or Pastor Cheek for more information.

Adult Bible Study  Class will begin again for the season the first Sunday in October, the 7th.

Rummage and Bake Sale  The sale will be held October 4th and 5th this year.  If you have items for the sale please bring them to the church when someone is here.  Please call if you are not sure if someone is in the office.  Please don’t leave items out by the door.  Thank you.

Sauerkraut Dinner  The dinner will be held October 18th this year.  If you are interested in helping in anyway please contact Bonnie Yaw or Chris Hackett.

Mini VBS  We will be having a Mini VBS with Creekside Church on Friday, October 26th.  The hours are from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Volunteers are needed.  Please see Christa for more information and if you can help.

Trunk-N-Treat  We will again be having our annual Trunk-N-Treat event here on Halloween.  If you would like to donate candy please bring it to the church office and we will save it until it’s needed.

If In Need of Pastoral Care  Please contact Pastor Cheek if you have a need.  The church phone number is 372-0650, cell number is 307-7963.

New Constitution  The new constitution was voted on and it was accepted.  Then it was sent to the ELCA for their OK.  A letter is being put together to be sent to the Bishop.  More details will follow as they become available.

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.


Daily Devotions


Sunday, September 16 – Daniel 6 and Psalm 30

Monday, September 17 – Deuteronomy 8:1-10 and Psalm 145

Tuesday, September 18 – John 3:14-17 and Psalm 136:1-9

Wednesday, September 19 – Matthew 6:5-8 and Psalm 4

Thursday, September 20 – 2 Kings 5:1-14 and Psalm 16:7-11

Friday, September 21 – Luke 15:1-7 and Psalm 28

Saturday, September 22 – 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 and Psalm 84:10-12

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 09/12/18

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…Our God is an Awesome God!
    • 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 of thanks for all the children at Majengo, and their supporters, and all those in foster care…
    • Prayers for those in the hurricane’s path – and all those affected by “natural” disasters
    • Prayers for those who’ve lost loved ones recently
    • Prayers for leaders and first responders – leaders to guide us during the hurricane season, and all the public servants who are there to help
    • Prayers for St. John’s, our family here, guide us to be Your hands in this community
    • Prayers for our own families, for the family unit
    • Prayers for the Sunday School, the staff, and all the kids
    • Prayers that St. John’s continues to be the place where Your word is proclaimed, and Christ is lifted up!
    • 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.