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 July 23, 2017

Stained Glass Windows  The vote for the repair of the windows was yes.  We are going ahead with the process for the work to begin.  The downpayment has been sent in

Help Needed  We are in need of a person to be the chairperson for the Pork and Sauerkraut Supper.  This person would be there to make sure that we have enough church mice to cover all the tasks that need to be done.

BJ’s Memberships  There are some flyers in the narthex about discount BJ’s memberships.  If you are interested please pick one up or contact Christa for more information.  It is a big savings on the yearly membership.

Lutheran Club  Lutheran Club will be held this Thursday at 6 P.M.   at the Harrier residence, 3542 Carey Hollow Road.  Please come and enjoy yourself and enjoy some time with church family.

Summer Office Hours The church secretary office hours have begun.  If you need to reach me or need something, please feel free to call between the hours of 4 – 7 pm.  Thanks, Carolynne

V.B.S. Thank you to all who helped with VBS.  We can’t do it without you (food donations, staff leaders, helpers and all the other people behind the scenes)

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.

Special Needs  Family and friends of Rudy Greene – Dee Kyser’s brother

Vacation Bible School

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7/12/17

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. Our God is an Awesome God!
  • Prayers for healing for the sick, and guidance for their caregivers
  • Prayers for the homebound and handicapped, strengthen and comfort them with Your presence
  • Prayers of thanks for the gift that is Majengo, and thanks for all of the work that goes on there
  • Prayers for Pastor Dan and his walk with You
  • Prayers for Josh and Christa and the path they are starting
  • Prayers for friends and family that are traveling
  • Prayers for families, strengthen and guide them
  • Prayers for Vacation Bible School that starts this Monday, and blessings for all the children
  • Prayers for leaders, for President Trump, for governors, for legislators, for business leaders, for church leaders
  • Prayers for the people of St. John’s and how we reflect Christ to the community
  • 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.