Sunday Worship at 9:30 am
in the sanctuary and via Zoom
Our church service is designed to renew your spirit and support your journey through life in the presence of caring people. Everyone who worships with us is a valued part of our faith community.
We gather for confession and forgiveness, listen to readings and a message from Pastor Fred (including a youth sermon), pray, have weekly communion, sing hymns, and pray for individuals at the end of the service.
There is a 'Cry Room' right behind the sanctuary where parents can take their children and still hear and see the service. Children of all ages are also welcome to stay in the sanctuary throughout the service. We have coffee hour every week after the service and all are invited.
We also 'Zoom' the service weekly, live from the sanctuary. Our Zoom congregation includes people from WNY and cities outside New York State. If you have friends or relatives who live out of town, now you can worship with them - you can both participate from your homes, or one person can worship in the sanctuary and the other can participate by Zoom. Learn about Zoom.
Augustana follows NYS and CDC guidelines about health precautions.
Meet our Pastor
One of Pastor Fred's favorite bible verses is from Micah 6:8: And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God. Read Pastor's letter and learn more about his ministry at Augustana.
Activities for Kids and Adults
The people of Augustana are committed to Outreach, including helping area refugees learn to drive, raising money for a Christian school in Sierra Leone, and collecting food for local pantries. Read about all the ways we share the love of Jesus.
Meet our Evangelistic Minister
Lance Scarafia is a Synodically Authorized Minister. One of his roles is to pray with people at the side altar after church. Learn more about how Lance reaches out to the people of Augustana.
Lenten Worship and Dinners
At Augustana and four additional churches
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Augustana will provide a Soup Dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by worship at 6:30 in the church and on Zoom. All are welcome to the dinner and all worship services. You do not need to sign up ahead of time for the dinner or worship.
Good Friday is March 29. Augustana's worship service will be at 11:00 am in the church and on Zoom. Trinity Old Lutheran is having their worship service at 7:00 pm.
Augustana is part of a group of area Lutheran churches that together offer Lenten worship services. There are many services throughout Lent and you are invited to all of them. The full, printable, list is here. The churches in the group are Trinity Old Lutheran in Amherst, Abiding Savior and St. Martin in North Tonawanda, and Good Shepherd in Tonawanda. Each of these churches will host one Wednesday Soup Dinner and Worship Service from Feb. 28-March 20 and additional services throughout Lent.
Please contact Augustana's office to be added to our Zoom invitation list.
Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt
March 31 at 10:30 - Sign up to participate!
We invite you to worship with us on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 9:30.
Sign up in the church by Sunday, March 24 to participate in the Easter breakfast and children's Easter Egg Hunt. They both take place right after the church service. Call or email the church office to ask questions.
Sunday School First and Last Sundays of the month
Children ages 4 - Confirmation age
We invite all children (ages 4 - Confirmation age) to join us for Sunday school on the first and last Sundays of each month. After communion, at about 10:15, the children leave the sanctuary with their teacher and have Sunday School until 11:00 am, including Bible stories, activities, and snacks. Parents can also enjoy a snack and a cup of coffee in the adjacent hall. Parents are also welcome to stay in the Sunday School room with their child. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Ongoing Collections for Outreach
Food for Community of Good Neighbors and egg cartons for Response to Love Center
We are always collecting food for the Community of Good Neighbors in Buffalo, which is a ministry of the ELCA led by Pastor Kwame Pitts. CGN has an updated 'needs' list: cereal and jelly. (Please do not donate coffee, paper products, or personal hygiene products).
We are also collecting empty egg cartons for the “Response to Love Center.” They receive bulk egg donations, but do not have a sufficient number of egg cartons for distribution Thank you for your help!
Daily Devotionals for adults and Happy Times magazine for kids
Available in church, or ask for one to be mailed to you
Visitors and New Members
Everyone is invited!
We invite you to visit Augustana and experience the warm spirit of the congregation. New members join throughout the year and we welcome you to join, too. Learn more about us; ask questions. At Augustana, we share the love of Jesus in our changing world.
Hope and Healing: Christian Cancer Support
Individualized caring and prayer
Augustana offers one-on-one support for those on a journey with cancer. Through phone calls, emails, texts, or 1:1 in-person conversations and prayers, Linda, ministry leader, can quickly give individualized help as needed. See additional details on Activities page.
Augustana is a Christian family in faith that prays together to know Christ and works to make Christ known throughout the community.