Beliefs.

Beliefs

God comes to us …

The Lutheran Church gets its name from the 16th century reformer Martin Luther, whose spiritual breakthrough revealed to him that it is God’s grace that comes to us, through no work of our own.  (Romans 1:15-16)

We believe that scripture is the inspired word of God that is a manger for the living Christ.  In scripture God speaks to us a word of love and liberation through the One who endured the cross and rose to life again.

The sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion are celebrated fully.  Holy Baptism initiates us into the household of faith, forgives our sin, claims us as God’s own and calls us into a life of service in Christ’s name.  Holy Communion strengthens and upholds our faith as we receive the living Christ in bread and wine and word each Sunday that we worship.  (See Luther’s Small Catechism on the sacraments.)

Because God first loves us, we get to …

As people of faith claimed by God we get to live God’s saving grace in our daily lives, so others can know the same saving grace in Jesus.

We worship with joy and thanksgiving.  Because God has already dealt with the worst outcome of human sin, namely death, our worship (like our service) is a return of thanks for the gift of life given to us in Christ.

Since we don’t do anything to earn God’s love for us our whole lives are lived in a posture of thanks-giving for the world God created, for the diversity of the human race, and for God’s love to be more widely known through our ministry in the world.

This Week's Events...

April 18, 2021
  • Worship

    April 18, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

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  • Signs for AP Gardens

    April 18, 2021  10:30 am - 11:30 am

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April 21, 2021
  • Camino on Zoom

    April 21, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us for Camino on Zoom every other Wednesdays at 7 pm. As a world community we have not faced a pandemic in over a century. This time is a new journey for each of us and an opportunity to ask ourselves how will we be changed by this experience. To give us a chance to check in with each other and be mindful of this new time as an opportunity to grow in faith, we are offering a time for us to gather. We will check in, share our joys and struggles of sheltering in place, and pray together.

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April 22, 2021
  • Thursday Book Study

    April 22, 2021  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    We are reading Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall.

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  • Earth Day Party

    April 22, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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April 23, 2021