Worship service

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.

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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...

September 30, 2020
  • Shalom Group

    September 30, 2020  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.

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October 1, 2020
  • Thursday Book Study

    October 1, 2020  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    This study group meets by Zoom Video Conference on Thursday. Currently reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Small Wonder, a book of essays.

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October 4, 2020
  • Virtual Worship

    October 4, 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    Virtual Worship takes place on Zoom each Sunday at 9:30 am. Please join our email list for a link to the worship service.

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  • Pet Blessing

    October 4, 2020  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    Our annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on theday the Church commemorates St. Francis, October 4th.  We’ll gather on the church lawn at 12:30 pmfor a time of prayer and blessing the animals who are part of our lives, and togive thanks to God for the pets that have died in the past year.  COVID-19 precautions will be taken.  Please wear a mask and keep 6 feet ofdistance between you and other family groups. We look forward to this gathering of friends as we thank God for animalsof the world.

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