Outreach Ministries

Matthew's Table dinner ministry

Matthew's Table

Matthew's Table is a monthly dinner ministry where Lord of Life members and friends prepare a hot meal and transport it to the Senior Center in Depew.  The entire community is invited to come and have dinner with us.  Named after the tax collector who invited Jesus to dinner, this ministry seeks to open doors, build relationships and help us find ways to share God's love with God's people.  Matthew's Table community dinners are free of charge, open to everyone and take place at 85 Manitou, Depew, 14043 the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 5:30 PM.  Come and join us!

God's Work Our Hands

Each September, Lord of Life participates in the annual ELCA Day of Service, God's Work Our Hands.  Following a brief worship service, everyone jumps into one or more opportunities to serve the community.  From making beds and biscuits for animals in a local shelter, to cleaning up a local park, from singing in a nursing home to preparing a meal and taking it into Buffalo to feed hungry people, from making health kits for homeless veterans to knitting blankets and prayer shawls, the activities we do together share God's abundant love and inspire us to continue to do God's love each and every day.  Some of our projects have turned into permanent ministry opportunitites.

Sharing our Bounty

Every month, our Global Outreach Team identifies one or more needs in the community and leads the congregation in focusing on that need.  We support several local food pantries with our donations of supplies and volunteer hours.  During the holidays, we partner with Resurrection Life Church to provide dinners to local veterans, as well as partnering with Tri-Community Food Pantry to provide gifts to children in the Depew community.  You may find us at Friends of Night People or the Buffalo City Mission.  Our youth are actively involved in learning about the social and economic challenges throughout Western  New York, and are committed to helping in ways that they are able.  When we serve, we receive as much love back as we give, which moves us to love even more!

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, stop in and see us in person!

Lord Of Life Lutheran Church

1025 Borden Rd, Depew, NY 14043

(716) 668-8000



9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 12:00 pm


By Appointment


9:00 am – 1:00 pm