Virtual Worship Service
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Abiding Presence Lutheran Church is offering live virtual worship services every Sunday at 9:30 am. Please join our email list to receive the links to our virtual services.
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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 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...
Thursday Book Study
November 26, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
Our next 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 new book with others from church to learn about Thurman and his contribution to American religious life and to activists pursuing racial justice.
November 29, 2020 9:30 am - 10:30 am
1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
Camino on Zoom
December 2, 2020 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.