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 ||

Announcements for April 22, 2018

Stained Glass Windows  Due to your generosity, we have the total amount needed to finish repairs on the windows

 

Youth Group Fundraiser The youth group will be having a Turkey and Biscuit Dinner on Friday, April 27th.  The dinner will be from 5 – 7 P.M. or until it’s gone.  Tickets will be $8.  Donations Needed  8 turkey breasts and pies.  Contact Christa for any information or if you would like to donate.  Thank you in advance.

Rummage and Bake Sale Our Spring Rummage and Bake Sale is fast approaching.  If you have items for the sale please bring them to church no later than April 29th.

March of Dimes  Again this year Galvin Nugent is raising money to help support the March of Dimes.  There is a canister in the narthex for you to place your offering.  The walk is on May 6th.  Speak to Galvin if you have any questions.

Breakfast and the Bible  Join us Sunday morning for at 9:30 A.M. for breakfast and discussion focusing on today’s life and the Bible.  Everyone is welcome – come one week or every week.  Youth and Young Adult this will be centered on your lives and how the Bible is related to them.

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.

Heating  If you are planning to host an activity here at church please let Hans Sendlakowski know so you will have the heat you would like.  Just give him a call at 372-5056.

 

Genesis House Flower Sale

Your continued support with the purchase of geraniums makes a huge difference for the residents of Genesis House and ultimately our community, as people who were homeless obtain homes, become friends, and neighbors.  Thank you!

Orders will be delivered to St. John’s Lutheran Church on May 17th.

All orders are due to Sarah Wiltse by May 6th. If you have any questions contact Sarah at 904-7076 Checks may be made out to Genesis House of Olean, Inc.

 

 

Daily Devotions

Sunday, April 22 – Saturday, April 28

 

April 22, Mark 11:12 – 24 and Psalm 21

 

April 23, Ephesians 3:14 – 21 and Psalm 113

 

April 24, Joshua 1:1-9 and Psalm 114

 

April 25, 1 Peter 2:1-12 and Psalm 43

 

April 26, Colossians 1:15-21 and Psalm 146

 

April 27, Malachi 1:6-11 and Psalm 36

 

April 28, 1 John 2:12-17 and Psalm 53

 

A complete devotional is in the Portals of Prayer on the table in the narthex.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 4/4/18

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. We especially want to thank You for Easter!
    • 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 for the children at Majengo, for their caregivers and supporters, and for orphans everywhere
    • Prayers for families that have recently lost loved ones, comfort them with the sure knowledge of the Easter resurrection
    • Prayers of thanks for the worship services on Maundy Thursday at St. John’s in Allegany,
    • Prayers of thanks for the Tenebrae Service Friday night at Immanuel Lutheran in Olean,
    • Prayers of thanks for Holy Saturday services at St. Stephan’s In Olean,
    • Prayers of thanks for a wonderful Easter Morning Service at St. John’s!
    • Prayers for those who are traveling “There and Back Again”
    • Prayers for those caught up in, or affected by the recent storms
    • Prayers for St. John’s family – make us a welcoming place, where people can feel Your presence, and Your peace
    • Prayers of thanks for Pastor Dan Rumfelt, we ask for traveling protection and continued guidance
    • 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.