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...
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.
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.
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.
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.