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...

September 30, 2020
  • Shalom Group

    September 30, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Shalom Group has been learning about and discussing being an anti-racist person of faith. We invite members and friends of Abiding Presence to join us on Zoom.

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October 1, 2020
  • Thursday Book Study

    October 1, 2020  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    This study group meets by Zoom Video Conference on Thursday. Currently reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Small Wonder, a book of essays.

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October 4, 2020
  • Virtual Worship

    October 4, 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    Virtual Worship takes place on Zoom each Sunday at 9:30 am. Please join our email list for a link to the worship service.

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  • Pet Blessing

    October 4, 2020  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    Our annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on theday the Church commemorates St. Francis, October 4th.  We’ll gather on the church lawn at 12:30 pmfor a time of prayer and blessing the animals who are part of our lives, and togive thanks to God for the pets that have died in the past year.  COVID-19 precautions will be taken.  Please wear a mask and keep 6 feet ofdistance between you and other family groups. We look forward to this gathering of friends as we thank God for animalsof the world.

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