Sermons at Abiding Presence are based on the the readings from scripture that day. These readings come from the Revised Common Lectionary.
As Lutherans we believe that God is present to us in the words of scripture and in the living Word who is Jesus. Sermons are intended to help us behold the living Word of God in our lives as we encounter God speaking to us through scripture. Sermons also help us to more clearly understand scriptural passages and respond to the good news through our own particular life experiences and congregational life. Ideally a sermon is a ‘trialog’— God, congregation members and the preacher in conversation together.
The Pastor or lay members provide a discussion with children based on the scripture readings for the day at each worship service just after the readings and before the pastor’s sermon. The children then collect change from the congregation for the Noisy Offering to donate to a charity that they have chosen.
This Week's Events...
Thursday Morning Book Study
June 20, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The study group that meets on Thursday mornings at 10 am in the Conference Room begins a new series hearing lectures given by the Rev. John Shelby Spong. The recordings we will listen to come from the 25th Anniversary Farstrup-Mortensen lectures. Rev. Spong is a retired bishop of the Episcopal Church. Sometimes provocative, always stimulating, Spong encourages Christians today to rethink inherited traditions about scripture and Christian practices the strengthen the church in our own day. Join us for an interesting lecture and discussion.
Worship - LEAD Presentation
June 23, 2019 9:30 am - 10:30 am
1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA