Augustana is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.7 million members in more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region.
Augustana works closely with the congregation of Trinity Old Lutheran, and we share Pastor Kopp.
Trinity Old Lutheran Church (TOL)
3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY 14226
11:00 am worship
Volunteers from TOL and Augustana run a monthly respite care program at TOL for those with dementia. Contact TOL
Augustana supports the food pantry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
2669 Sheridan Drive,Tonawanda, 14150.
Please contact Good Shepherd for more information: (716) 832-5390.
During Lent, also Augustana works with St. Mark Lutheran Church (576 Delaware Rd, Kenmore 14223), Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (1534 Ruie Rd, NT) and St. Martin Lutheran Church (322 Old Falls Blvd, NT) to provide worship services throughout the season. The worship service schedule is available in Augustana's entry hall during Lent.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America coordinates an annual day of service called "God's Work. Our Hands.'
Augustana organizes a Habitat for Humanity work day with these churches. Call the church office if you are interested in taking part in this outreach opportunity.
A little more than 130 years ago a group of Swedish immigrants in Buffalo started a Lutheran congregation so they could worship in the heritage of their homeland. They built the first church in 1888 on Spring Street. In about 1912, the congregation constructed a new church on West Utica at Chenango, and the present church on Eggert Road was dedicated in 1957. They chose the name "Augustana" to honor their roots in the Lutheran Church going back to the Augsburg Confession of 1530.
The stained glass windows in the sanctuary were added in the late 1990’s. They highlight stories in the Bible and illustrate the sacraments of baptism and communion. The windows were designed by Valerie O’Hara at Pike Stained Glass Studios in Rochester, NY.
What We Believe
The Lutheran Church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world
We stand on the long history of the Protestant Reformation and deal with the modern world and its people out of a response to God's unfailing love and mercy.