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...

October 20, 2019
  • Worship

    October 20, 2019  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

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  • Faith Formation

    October 20, 2019  10:50 am - 12:00 pm

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October 21, 2019
October 22, 2019
  • Listen, God is Calling

    October 22, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    As a part of our congregational discernment this Fall, an eight week small group is being offered to help us focus on listening to God’s call for Abiding Presence. Our time together will focus on 4 sessions of guided discussion and 4 sessions of experiences in prayer. This group experience will run on Tuesday evenings from October 1st – November 19th from 7 – 8:30 pm.

    Our first session will take place on Tuesday, October 1st, and will focus on the Accompaniment model of ministry used by the ELCA in overseas mission work, and increasingly in domestic mission. This way of being in partnership with community groups emphasizes that we as church don’t have ‘the answer’ but that we discover methods and actions together with our partner organization. Accompaniment acknowledges that ministry partners learn from each other and work together to make an action plan. It is more than taking on a new church project.

    Wine and snacks will be served, and our session will end promptly at 8:30 pm. Come to learn and explore a new and viable model for congregational ministry in the community where we live.

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October 24, 2019
  • Thursday Morning Book Study

    October 24, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Barnes & Noble, Village of, 200 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    This study group that meets on Thursday mornings at 10 am in the Conference Room.

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  • Adult Choir Rehearsal

    October 24, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    alternate day rehearsal / this week only

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October 25, 2019
  • Oktoberfest

    October 25, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    Oktoberfest Dinner and Silent Auction Friday October 25th 6:30pm

    Please join us for this exciting adult fellowship and fundraiser for our church. We will start the evening with previewing silent auction items and enjoying a taste of german beer, followed by a delicious German Buffet catered by Rivercrest. After dessert and coffee (did someone say apple strudel?) we will close out the auction and announce the winners.

    To make this a great event WE NEED YOU! First, please think of what you can contribute to the silent auction such as vacation home stays, homemade items, making a dinner for 4 or 6 people, providing a service....let you imagination go wild. Please sign up what you can provide on the bulletin as well as signing up for the dinner. Our goal is to raise much needed money for our budget deficit.

    Tickets are just $25 per person with an RSVP soft deadline of Sunday October 20. You can pay at the door.

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