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 15, 2019

Sunday School  Next Sunday, September 22nd  at 9:30 A.M will be the Start of Sunday School for this year.  Plan on bringing your kids, grandkids or neighbors  for this new year of classes.

Fall Rummage and Bake Sale  Big changes for the sale this year.  We will be having the sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 3rd, 4th and 5th from 9 A.M. – Noon each day.  We are in need of your clean saleable items. Put them in the room farthest behind the boiler room.  Thanks in advance.

Bible Study Pastor Cheek will be holding a weekly adult study of Isaiah on Tuesdays from 5:30-7 PM beginning Oct 1/ and a morning group from 10-11:30 AM on Wednesdays beginning Oct 2 at Immanuel.  All are invited to join.

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.

Prayer Gathering  Come join our Weekly prayer gathering on Wednesday evenings at 7 P.M.

CHILDREN:  OUR MOST IMPORTANT WORK! The Women of the ELCA Southwestern Conference is excited about the Fall Assembly and we invite women of all ages to join us on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Jamestown.  Registration is at 9:30 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast.  Next will be our guest speakers:  Leasen Robinson on “3 Steps for a Successful Start” and Michelle Buccola on “Behavior Basics”.  The Leadership Team will also speak on sharing faith with children and how women of all ages can be mentors to the mothers and children in our community.  Community members will be our guests and there will be no cost to them.  When women gather – wonderful things happen!

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.

Genesis  House Announces Changes.  The annual Harvest Moon Gala will NOT be held in September this year.

Instead it will be held in February of 2020! Stay “tuned in” for further details.

   New Fundraiser  1st Annual Fall Fundraiser Raffle  Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm at The St. Stephens Club at 1117 N. Union St., Olean.

Music provided by various area bands. Cash Bar with Snacks being Provided  Tickets – $50.00 (Split the cost with someone else and share the prize)  Prizes: 1st Prize – $2,000;2nd Prize – $1,000; 3rd Prize – $500.00 and 4th Prize – 4/$100.00  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN  Tickets are available through Chris Hackett @ 372-0495

Daily Devotions

Sunday, September 15 – Colossians 2:8-23 and Psalm 68:18-26

Monday, September 16 – Colossians 3 and Psalm 148

Tuesday, September 17 – Colossians 4 and Psalm 146

Wednesday, September 18 – 1 Timothy 1 and Psalm 65

Thursday, September 19 – 1 Timothy 2 and Psalm 143

Friday, September 20 – 1 Timothy 3 and Psalm 111

Saturday, September 21 – 1 Timothy 4:1-16 and Psalm 122

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 09/18/19

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!

Why God
Why God
Do people have to die?
A daughter or a son
Sudden and so young
Long before their time?
Why God
Do people fall apart?
A promise and a ring
Becomes a broken thing
A road that got too hard?
I don’t understand
But I understand
Why God, I need You
It’s, why God, I run to Your arms
Over and over again
It’s why God, I cling to Your love
And hold on for dear life
And I find, You are right by my side, ooh…

The Lord be with you

And also with you

O Lord, open my lips

And my mouth will proclaim your praise

Move among us, O God; give us life.

Make our hearts clean within us:

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, especially those affected by the hurricane
    • 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.