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, 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

Sermon for 7/3/22

4th Sunday in Pentecost

Sermon for 6/26/22

3rd Sunday in Pentecost

Sermon for 6/19/22

2nd Sunday in Pentecost

Sermon for 6/12/22

1st Sunday in Pentecost

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 06/22/22

At St. John’s, we come together every Wednesday evening at 6 o’clock to join in prayer.

First, we have a mini-bible class of next Sunday’s Gospel reading. Then we have a variety of issues we lift up to the Lord. This list can change from week to week. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own concerns and we’ll pray together. God is listening!

 
 
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Our help is in the name of the Lord,

He is the maker of heaven and earth

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

For you have redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth.

Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of your eye;

Hide me under the shadow of your wings.

John 15:1-17

[Jesus said:] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

 

Bless the Lord, O my soul;

Lord Almighty: order our days and our deeds with your peace.

Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Thanksgivings

Sick in body & mind; the homebound & all caregivers

Pandemic/natural disasters

Grieving

Families/ the young/ Majengo

Leaders/ Churches

Those who travel

Prayer cards

 

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight;

Give your angels charge over those who sleep tonight;

Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ; Rest your weary ones;

Bless your dying ones; Soothe your suffering ones;

Shield your joyous ones;

And all for your love’s sake.

Amen!

 

 

“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.