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. Masks are optional in the church.
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.
May Outreach Focus
Community of Good Neighbors
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. If you would like to donate to the Community of Good Neighbors in Buffalo, here are the items they need most at this time: Reusable grocery bags, Dish soap, Canned fruit, Bath soap, Cereal (not real sugary varieties) and canned goods, including Tuna, Peanut butter & Jelly, Pasta & Sauces, Mac & Cheese. (No coffee, paper products, or personal hygiene products). Thank you!
Music Give-Away Day
Saturday, June 10
On Saturday, June 10 from 10 am – Noon, we invite everyone who is interesting in playing / singing music to come to Augustana and take home music. Then, from 12:30 – 2:30, we invite everyone who would like to use the music for crafts. Contact the church office by email or phone if you have questions.
Bishop Lee Miller II to lead worship
Sunday, July 23
We are honored that Bishop Lee Miller, Bishop of the Upstate New York Synod, will lead us in worship on Sunday, July 23 at 9:30. It will be a joint service with the congregation of Trinity Old Lutheran also in attendance and a reception will follow. Visitors are invited.
Augustana Bisons Night
Friday, July 28
Augustana members, guests and visitors are welcome to join us for a night at the Bisons. This annual event is enjoyed by many at Augustana. Whether you like the baseball, the food or the fireworks, you are invited to join us. Come to church and learn and sign up in the church entry hall.
Daily Devotionals for adults and Happy Times magazine for kids
Now available in church, or ask for one to be mailed to you
Please visit Augustana and take home a copy of Christ in Our Home daily devotional or Happy Times magazine for young children. Contact us by email or phone if you would like us to mail you a copy.
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.