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 8, 2020
  • Camino on Zoom

    April 8, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Join us for Camino on Zoom Wednesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, starting, April 1st. Camino is the word for 'way' in Spanish. Early Christians were called people of The Way (of Jesus Christ). 'Camino' often refers to the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route in Spain that concludes in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Camino also refers to variations on pilgrimages of the Way of St. James, and in the Christian tradition refers to a spiritual journey of uncertain endings.

    As a world community we have not faced a pandemic in over a century. As those who are sheltering at home, this is an unfamiliar way for us to live. Being isolated at home, and advised to keep a distance of six feet between us and others, 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.

    Join Camino on Wednesdays at 10 am or 7 pm.

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  • Camino on Zoom

    April 8, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us for Camino on Zoom Wednesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, starting April 1st. Camino is the word for 'way' in Spanish. Early Christians were called people of The Way (of Jesus Christ). 'Camino' often refers to the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route in Spain that concludes in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Camino also refers to variations on pilgrimages of the Way of St. James, and in the Christian tradition refers to a spiritual journey of uncertain endings.

    As a world community we have not faced a pandemic in over a century. As those who are sheltering at home, this is an unfamiliar way for us to live. Being isolated at home, and advised to keep a distance of six feet between us and others, 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.

    Join Camino on Wednesdays at 10 am or 7 pm.

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  • Preschool Board Meeting

    April 8, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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April 9, 2020
  • Thursday Morning Book Study

    April 9, 2020  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    This study group meets by Zoom Video Conference on Thursday mornings at 10 am.  Currently reading A Politics of Love by Marianne Williamson.

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  • Maundy Thrursday Virtual Worship

    April 9, 2020  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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April 10, 2020
April 12, 2020
  • Easter Sunday Virtual Worship

    April 12, 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

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April 14, 2020