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Pastor's Message

Greetings and peace to all who are connecting to our website.

I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Fred Kopp, Pastor and member of the active, caring group of people at Augustana Lutheran Church.


After exploring our website, I encourage you visit our beautiful church or contact me directly by phone at (716) 984-8541 or by email:

Let me know your concerns and questions, and if we can pray for you or for someone you care about.

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Our worship is traditional and welcoming, and includes a children’s sermon. We celebrate communion each week and enjoy uplifting music.


My goal is that through the worship experience, everyone will be refreshed and strengthened; ready to face their world and the challenges they face, and inspired to do God’s work.

Our Evangelistic Minister, Lance Scarafia, assists me in ministering to the people of Augustana. He calls and visits those in need of support and prayer, and prays with individuals in confidence after the church service.

Our Organist and Choir Director is Edward Kramer. Ed is talented on the piano and pipe organ, has extensive knowledge of many styles of music, and is dedicated to using his creativity to enhance the worship experience. Ed directs the choir and he also collaborates with those who have musical gifts to share.

To speak with Lance or Ed, please contact them through the church office by email or phone.

I hope you will take part in one of my Bible Studies, in person or via Zoom. Click here to see if I am currently offering a Bible Study. If you do not see one listed, check back soon! I offer them several times per year. Also, you can read my monthly newsletter articles here.

This photo is of a Bible Study that was held pre-Covid.

God is good and has blessed us with Jesus our Savior to act as a guide in this confusing and high pressure world. Jesus said to his disciples and to us, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Jesus is present and through the Holy Spirit we are brought to new insights and into a promising future.


I invite you to join us as we journey to that future, sharing Christ’s love in our changing world.


Your friend in Christ,


Pastor Fred Kopp      he/him/his

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