Music & Art
The Evangelical Lutheran Worship and the With One Voice hymnals provide many of the hymns and liturgies. Alternate songs and settings may come from Sundays and Seasons:Guide to Worship and Planning.
The Adult Choir provides anthems at worship services throughout the year. They also prepare an Advent Cantata for one Sunday during the Advent season. For many years they have been participants in the Rochester Tuesday Musicale Community Choir Christmas Concert on the first Sunday in December. The Handbell Choir provides an added musical element at several services during the year.
Worship takes place in a modern sanctuary, highlighted by a stained glass cross window. Banners and sanctuary décor change seasonally as do paraments on the altar. A one of a kind series of banners, designed and quilted by the late Marcia Russell, depicts the creation story.
At times art or poetry are used during sermons and are displayed on screens. The sanctuary is flexible and may be rearranged during special seasons of the church year such as Advent and Lent.
This Week's Events...
January 27, 2021 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.
Thursday Book Study
January 28, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
Our book is Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide and Prophet, edited by Gregory C. Ellison, II. Contemporary scholars and activists discuss the important work of Thurman, a mystic, activist and educator during the Civil Rights era in the U.S. It is said that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never went anywhere without a Bible and a copy of Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited. Read this book with others from church to learn about Thurman and his contribution to American religious life and to activists pursuing racial justice.
January 31, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
January 31, 2021 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Our Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 31st at 10:30 am. This year our meeting will be on Zoom following our virtual worship service. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.