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...

October 20, 2019
  • Worship

    October 20, 2019  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

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  • Faith Formation

    October 20, 2019  10:50 am - 12:00 pm

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October 21, 2019
October 22, 2019
  • Listen, God is Calling

    October 22, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    As a part of our congregational discernment this Fall, an eight week small group is being offered to help us focus on listening to God’s call for Abiding Presence. Our time together will focus on 4 sessions of guided discussion and 4 sessions of experiences in prayer. This group experience will run on Tuesday evenings from October 1st – November 19th from 7 – 8:30 pm.

    Our first session will take place on Tuesday, October 1st, and will focus on the Accompaniment model of ministry used by the ELCA in overseas mission work, and increasingly in domestic mission. This way of being in partnership with community groups emphasizes that we as church don’t have ‘the answer’ but that we discover methods and actions together with our partner organization. Accompaniment acknowledges that ministry partners learn from each other and work together to make an action plan. It is more than taking on a new church project.

    Wine and snacks will be served, and our session will end promptly at 8:30 pm. Come to learn and explore a new and viable model for congregational ministry in the community where we live.

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October 24, 2019
  • Thursday Morning Book Study

    October 24, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Barnes & Noble, Village of, 200 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    This study group that meets on Thursday mornings at 10 am in the Conference Room.

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  • Adult Choir Rehearsal

    October 24, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    alternate day rehearsal / this week only

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October 25, 2019
  • Oktoberfest

    October 25, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    Oktoberfest Dinner and Silent Auction Friday October 25th 6:30pm

    Please join us for this exciting adult fellowship and fundraiser for our church. We will start the evening with previewing silent auction items and enjoying a taste of german beer, followed by a delicious German Buffet catered by Rivercrest. After dessert and coffee (did someone say apple strudel?) we will close out the auction and announce the winners.

    To make this a great event WE NEED YOU! First, please think of what you can contribute to the silent auction such as vacation home stays, homemade items, making a dinner for 4 or 6 people, providing a service....let you imagination go wild. Please sign up what you can provide on the bulletin as well as signing up for the dinner. Our goal is to raise much needed money for our budget deficit.

    Tickets are just $25 per person with an RSVP soft deadline of Sunday October 20. You can pay at the door.

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