Worship service

Worship Services

Regular Worship Services

The Abiding Presence family gathers every Sunday for worship at 9:30am. Each service includes hymns, liturgy, a sermon and open communion. A child-focused sermon is included within the service and a nursery attendant is available.

Following the service, a Coffee and Conversation time is held in the Narthex (front entrance foyer) at 10:30am prior to the Faith Formation classes for all ages at 11:00am.

Special Worship Services

In addition to the regular Sunday services there are several special services throughout the year. During Lent, alternate settings, such as Holden Evening Prayer, are used at midweek services of devotional time. During Holy Week, there are services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Christmas Eve, there is an early Children and Family Service and a late Candlelight Service.

On the weekend of the Brooksie Way Half Marthon, a Potluck Supper and the weekly service are held on Saturday evening, so that everyone can attend the service including runners from our congregation and our Brooksie Way Cheer Group.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is the sacrament that nurtures and sustains our faith. We believe that in Holy Communion Christ is fully present to us, and it is Christ who is the host at the meal. In the breaking of bread and consuming of wine Jesus is as close to us as we are able to humanly comprehend. Holy Communion is celebrated at Abiding Presence at each of the Sunday worship services year round, and on other holy days throughout the festival half of the church year.

Children who are not yet communing are invited to come forward to receive a blessing. First Communion is held annually on the first Sunday in November (All Saints Sunday), and preparation for First Communion takes place in September and October. Children in the third grade are invited to join the preparation for First Communion, and smaller children may receive in consultation with Pastor Sharon.

This Week's Events...

April 8, 2020
  • Camino on Zoom

    April 8, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Join us for Camino on Zoom Wednesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, starting, April 1st. Camino is the word for 'way' in Spanish. Early Christians were called people of The Way (of Jesus Christ). 'Camino' often refers to the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route in Spain that concludes in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Camino also refers to variations on pilgrimages of the Way of St. James, and in the Christian tradition refers to a spiritual journey of uncertain endings.

    As a world community we have not faced a pandemic in over a century. As those who are sheltering at home, this is an unfamiliar way for us to live. Being isolated at home, and advised to keep a distance of six feet between us and others, this time is a new journey for each of us and an opportunity to ask ourselves how will we be changed by this experience.

    To give us a chance to check in with each other and be mindful of this new time as an opportunity to grow in faith, we are offering a time for us to gather. We will check in, share our joys and struggles of sheltering in place, and pray together.

    Join Camino on Wednesdays at 10 am or 7 pm.

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  • Camino on Zoom

    April 8, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us for Camino on Zoom Wednesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, starting April 1st. Camino is the word for 'way' in Spanish. Early Christians were called people of The Way (of Jesus Christ). 'Camino' often refers to the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route in Spain that concludes in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Camino also refers to variations on pilgrimages of the Way of St. James, and in the Christian tradition refers to a spiritual journey of uncertain endings.

    As a world community we have not faced a pandemic in over a century. As those who are sheltering at home, this is an unfamiliar way for us to live. Being isolated at home, and advised to keep a distance of six feet between us and others, this time is a new journey for each of us and an opportunity to ask ourselves how will we be changed by this experience.

    To give us a chance to check in with each other and be mindful of this new time as an opportunity to grow in faith, we are offering a time for us to gather. We will check in, share our joys and struggles of sheltering in place, and pray together.

    Join Camino on Wednesdays at 10 am or 7 pm.

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  • Preschool Board Meeting

    April 8, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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April 9, 2020
  • Thursday Morning Book Study

    April 9, 2020  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    This study group meets by Zoom Video Conference on Thursday mornings at 10 am.  Currently reading A Politics of Love by Marianne Williamson.

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  • Maundy Thrursday Virtual Worship

    April 9, 2020  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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April 10, 2020
April 12, 2020
  • Easter Sunday Virtual Worship

    April 12, 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

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April 14, 2020