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.
Bible Study: Revelation
Friday, September 8 - October 27
Pastor Fred is leading an 8-week Bible Study on the book of Revelation on Fridays from 10 - 11:30 starting on September 8 and ending on Oct. 27. You are invited to attend any or all sessions, in the church or on Zoom. Pastor Fred always invites people to share, learn and grow. Contact the church office for a Zoom invite (call or email).
Model Evangelical Primary School, Sierra Leone
Sunday, October 8
On Sunday, October 8, we are pleased to welcome Alan Sesay from the Sierra Leone Cultural Alliance of WNY. He will give us an update on the Model Evangelical Primary School that we support in Sierra Leone. Alan will be glad to answer your questions during coffee hour (starting at 10:30, following the 9:30 church service). Donations received during coffee hour will be given to the Sierra Leone Cultural Alliance of WNY for food for the children and for funds to help complete the new school building. Visit the church entry hall and look for the bulletin board that shows the children and the progress on the school improvements.
Saturday, October 14, 11 am - 2 pm
We are having a Fall Festival for families! Trunk or treat with live music, apple cider, donuts, games, costumes, prizes and lots of treats. Wear your favorite costume, bring your own goody bag and a folding chair so you can relax and listen to the music. Everything is free! Look for the event in the parking lot. Rain or shine.
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. Thank you for your most recent donations. CGN now has an updated 'needs' list: Cereal (not real sugary varieties) and Jelly. (No coffee, paper products, or personal hygiene products). Thank you!
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.