Worship service

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. Worship services are also recorded and available on our YouTube Channel.

Depending on conditions, Abiding Presence Lutheran Church offers live virtual worship services, outdoor worship services and in-person services. Please join our email list for the latest updates

In addition to the regular Sunday services, there are several special services throughout the year:

Christmas Eve
Ash Wednesday
Midweek Lent Services
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Vigil

Christmas Eve

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...

March 7, 2021
  • Worship

    March 7, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

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March 9, 2021
March 10, 2021
  • Camino on Zoom

    March 10, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us for Camino on Zoom every other Wednesdays at 7 pm. As a world community we have not faced a pandemic in over a century. 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.

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March 11, 2021
  • Thursday Book Study

    March 11, 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. 

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