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 December 1, 2019

First Mid-Week Advent Service  This coming Wednesday there will be the first mid-week Advent Service.  This is the first time Bethel has held this event.  They are one of our sister churches and they would to see people from St. John’s attend.  Join them in making this a great first for them.  There will be communion at this service.

Calendar of coming Events

Dec. 1st – Community Christmas Service at the Historical Society on 2nd street

Installation of Rev. Bill Waterman as new pastor at Grace Lutheran in Bradford at 2 P.M.

8th – Second Sunday in Advent, also our Monthly luncheon

11th – Mid-Week Advent dinner at 6 PM and Service at 7 PM

15th – Third Sunday in Advent

18th – Mid-Week Advent dinner at 6 PM and Service at 7 PM

22nd – Fourth Sunday in Advent

24th – Christmas Eve Service 7:30 PM here, 5 PM at Immanuel

Directory Update   Everyone Please give me your current information, phone #, address, e-mail.  I You will not be included in the new paper directory unless you do.  I haven’t gotten many responses yet.  Thank you to those that have. 

Bible Study Pastor Cheek will be holding a weekly adult study of Isaiah on Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30 AM 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.

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.

Daily Devotions

Sunday, December 1 – Matthew 21:1-9 and Psalm 118

Monday, December 2 – Jeremiah 23:5-8 and Psalm 24

Tuesday, December 3 – Romans 13:8-14 and Psalm 6

Wednesday, December 4 – Exodus 40:34-38 and Psalm 122

Thursday, December 5 – Deuteronomy 18:15-19 and Psalm 40

Friday, December 6 – Judges 6:11-24 and Psalm 110

Saturday, December 7 – Hebrews 1:1-6 and Psalm 67

Sunday, December 8 – Luke 21:25-36 and Psalm 33

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 10/02/19

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!


The Lord be with you

And also with you

Renew us in mind and spirit,

Sustain us with your spirit of freedom.


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 the Becker family this week
    • 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.