Holiday Food Baskets
Every year Abiding Presence collects food donations and gift cards for Neighborhood House Holiday Food baskets for local families in need. Donations are being accepted through December 12th and assembly of the baskets will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018.
Moravian Love Feast
Sunday, December 16, 2018.
9:30 am Service with home baked yeast buns, coffee, music and candle lighting.
Christmas Eve Worship
Monday, December 24, 2018.
4:00 pm Family Service.
10:00 pm Candlelight Service.
Expect….a warm welcome, good company and, certainly, good humor.
We welcome everyone to join with us as God’s hands in the world. In fact, our favorite part of each church service is the Sharing of the Peace. It takes a while because we all wish to share God’s blessing with as many worshipers as we can. Perhaps our second favorite part of Sunday is the coffee (and goodies) time following each service where we meet new people and catch up with each other.
We also love to have babies and children attend worship services. Don’t be concerned if they are wiggly or vocal. We have special times for them during the services. We invite them to the altar for a blessing during communion. We bring them up to the altar for a special Children’s Sermon. We even let them get loud during the Noisy Offering as they collect change for specified charities. However, if you would like a break from them, we have a nursery attendant during services.
Once you locate our building on Walton Blvd and enter by the east driveway, you will find parking around the back. Our main entrance doors are under the canopy. A member will greet you as you enter and show you where things are. An usher will give you a copy of the weekly announcements and perhaps a bulletin of the service . If you have questions, anyone can help you.
These weekly announcement sheets are for you to take home with you, but we do begin our gathering time with verbal announcements of upcoming events. We invite you to join with us in any activities that interest you.
The order of service will either be available in the bulletin or projected on the screens at the front of the sanctuary. Hymns are found in the red Evangelical Lutheran Worship book in the pew book rack.
During the service we sing hymns, listen to scripture being read and to a reflection about the lessons in the sermon. We pray for others, say one of the creeds and give our regular offering.
All are invited to share in Holy Communion after the Eucharistic Prayer. Those who are not yet communing are encouraged to come forward at the time of communion to receive a blessing.
The service always ends with being sent into the world to share Jesus’ love with others.
As the service ends Pastor Sharon again welcomes everyone by shaking hands as we exit the sanctuary. Introduce yourself to her. She would love to meet you.
Our hope is that our worship will be a blessing to you and we welcome you to come back again.
This Week's Events...
Christmas Food Basket Assembly
December 15, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Good Gifts Fair
December 16, 2018 9:00 am - 11:30 am
The Caring for Others Ministry will once again host The Good Gifts Fair for holiday shopping. All the gifts that are purchased benefit organizations and individuals who work to make our world a more just and peaceful place.
Moravian Lovefeast Worship
December 16, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am
1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
Intergenerational Faith Formation
December 16, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our lesson on Mary & Elizabeth will include learning their story, then exploring the story of the birth of Jesus with child friendly nativity sets. The best part is that each family gets to take a nativity set home to use through January 6th, the Day of the Epiphany.
AP Board Meeting
December 17, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Morning Book Study
December 20, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Thursday Morning study group is reading Anne Lamott's book titled Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, which is a collection of essays on life and faith. In humorous and poignant stories, she discusses the challenges and joys of being human in the time in which we live. Please join us Thursday Morning in the conference room of the church office. Newcomers are always welcome.
December 20, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm