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...
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.