An ELCA Congregation


We're a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, established in 1864 and always being made new.

Our pastor is the Rev. Valerie de Cathelineau.

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St. John's family: the Worship & Music Committee wants your opinion about how and when we worship together. Please take just a few moments to fill out our Worship Survey

Special Congregational Meeting

A special congregational meeting to be held on June 11th, 2017 immediately following the 10:45 service.

Unified in faith and acting as the call committee, the congregational council of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church moved to accept the executive appointment made by the Rev. John S. Macholz, Bishop of the upstate NY Synod of the ELCA and therefore recommends to the congregation to extend a pastoral call to Roger W. Griffiths to the position of full-time Associate Pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The effective date of this call would be September 1, 2017.

The sole purpose of the June 11th meeting, is to have a congregational vote on approval of a call to Roger W. Griffiths to be a full time Associate Pastor at Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Your council knows that this call is a leap of faith but also strongly believes that this will fill a huge gap currently missing in securing the future of St. John's through our youth and young families. Through Rogers full time presence and connection with the youth and young families of the congregation we are anticipating growth. We ask that you prayerfully consider this vote in the weeks ahead.

Worship with Us

Sunday Morning

services of Holy Communion at 9 am and 10:45 am. Join us for fellowship time between services.

Saturday Evening

service of the Word at 5 pm

Like all ELCA congregations, we celebrate our faith with Word, sacrament, liturgy and music.

The 10:45 service on the first Sunday of each month features our contemporary band. The Senior Choir leads music on other Sundays at 10:45.

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Reaching out to provide a remote worship experience for our shut-ins and out-of-town parishioners and friends, we're broadcasting via Periscope. Click the button below to watch "live" or see recently recorded services.


Sunday Church School

Saint John's provides Sunday Church School for the spiritual development of children pre-K through Confirmation age at 9 am, concurrent with our early service. Parents with younger children can use this opportunity to worship without distraction, and classes have regular opportunities to participate in readings and other parts of the service.

All grade levels gather at 9 am in the parish hall, just past the worship space, between the foyer and the education building


Find the Lenten Devotional and other faith tools on our Resources page.

Preschool Class Registration Now Open

St. John's Community Preschool is now accepting registration for 3- and 4-year-olds for September classes.

Morning classes are available from 9-11:30 am, with the possibility of afternoon classes from 12:30-3 pm, if six or more children are interested.

Call (716) 668-3584 to sign up or schedule a tour.

Growing & Serving

St. John's is alive with youth and faith-formation activities, community events and dedicated ministries through which we proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through word and deed.

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