Parents of Teens Group
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Parents of Teens Group

Parents of 6th-12th grade youth are encouraged to participate in our monthly Parents of Teens Group. The group is facilitated by Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an experienced mother of teens. Parents gather for learning, conversation and support. No RSVP is necessary, simply show up!

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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

Each Wednesday in Lent we will have Evening Prayer with Holy Communion. This 45 minute worship service will include prayers, hymns, scripture, a reflection by a member of the congregation and Holy Communion. It is a way to engage in the disciplines of Lent and return to the Lord this Lenten season.

Dinner will be held in Bailey Hall prior to the service at 6:00 p.m. Our professionally staffed nursery is open for children under 5 who may not be in a worshiping mood. Children ages preschool through 5th grade will have their usual Wednesday night rotations of choir and youth group. Sixth grade youth and older are encouraged to attend the service.

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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

Each Wednesday in Lent we will have Evening Prayer with Holy Communion. This 45 minute worship service will include prayers, hymns, scripture, a reflection by a member of the congregation and Holy Communion. It is a way to engage in the disciplines of Lent and return to the Lord this Lenten season.

Dinner will be held in Bailey Hall prior to the service at 6:00 p.m. Our professionally staffed nursery is open for children under 5 who may not be in a worshiping mood. Children ages preschool through 5th grade will have their usual Wednesday night rotations of choir and youth group. Sixth grade youth and older are encouraged to attend the service.

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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

Each Wednesday in Lent we will have Evening Prayer with Holy Communion. This 45 minute worship service will include prayers, hymns, scripture, a reflection by a member of the congregation and Holy Communion. It is a way to engage in the disciplines of Lent and return to the Lord this Lenten season.

Dinner will be held in Bailey Hall prior to the service at 6:00 p.m. Our professionally staffed nursery is open for children under 5 who may not be in a worshiping mood. Children ages preschool through 5th grade will have their usual Wednesday night rotations of choir and youth group. Sixth grade youth and older are encouraged to attend the service.

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Maundy Thursday Worship
Apr
18
7:45 PM19:45

Maundy Thursday Worship

Maundy Thursday Worship
Thursday, April 18 at 7:45 p.m.

With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The service will include Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar.

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Good Friday Worship
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Good Friday Worship

Friday, April 19
12:00 noon & 7:45 p.m. Tenebrae Services
6:00 p.m. Pizza Dinner
6:45 p.m. Children’s Service

At the heart of the Good Friday service is the reading of the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross.

The Children’s service at 6:45 p.m. is geared toward preschool through elementary school age children and families, but all ages are welcome to attend. Children will pray, sing and hear the Good Friday story in an age appropriate way. A pizza dinner will take place prior to the service at 6:00 p.m.

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Parents of Teens Group
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Parents of Teens Group

Parents of 6th-12th grade youth are encouraged to participate in our monthly Parents of Teens Group. The group is facilitated by Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an experienced mother of teens. Parents gather for learning, conversation and support. No RSVP is necessary, simply show up!

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Parents' Night Out
Mar
24
4:30 PM16:30

Parents' Night Out

Join us for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT on Sunday, March 24!! Drop off your kids and have a care free night on the town! The kids will have a night of adventure, full of movies, crafts, games, and fun at the High Adventure themed parents night out. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so sign below!

This is for children ages 3 (and potty trained) through age 12.

Drop-off is from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and pickup is between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Suggested Price: $20 dollars for the 1st child, $10 for each additional child. Payment can be given at dropoff, and additional donations gladly accepted!

A cheese Pizza dinner and popcorn snack will be provided!

**Hosted by the Senior High Youth  (and supervised by their parents) as a fundraiser for their summer work trip.

 

Parents Name *
Parents Name
Child #1 *
Child #1
Child #2
Child #2
Child #3
Child #3
Child #4
Child #4
Allergies Info *
I understand that a cheese pizza dinner and popcorn snack will be provided during the Parents Night Out. If my child has an allergy to before mentioned food, it is my responsibility to bring a dinner and snack for my child in lieu of the dinner provided. All food brought MUST be nut free.
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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

Each Wednesday in Lent we will have Evening Prayer with Holy Communion. This 45 minute worship service will include prayers, hymns, scripture, a reflection by a member of the congregation and Holy Communion. It is a way to engage in the disciplines of Lent and return to the Lord this Lenten season.

Dinner will be held in Bailey Hall prior to the service at 6:00 p.m. Our professionally staffed nursery is open for children under 5 who may not be in a worshiping mood. Children ages preschool through 5th grade will have their usual Wednesday night rotations of choir and youth group. Sixth grade youth and older are encouraged to attend the service.

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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

Each Wednesday in Lent we will have Evening Prayer with Holy Communion. This 45 minute worship service will include prayers, hymns, scripture, a reflection by a member of the congregation and Holy Communion. It is a way to engage in the disciplines of Lent and return to the Lord this Lenten season.

Dinner will be held in Bailey Hall prior to the service at 6:00 p.m. Our professionally staffed nursery is open for children under 5 who may not be in a worshiping mood. Children ages preschool through 5th grade will have their usual Wednesday night rotations of choir and youth group. Sixth grade youth and older are encouraged to attend the service.

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Lent Small Groups Begin
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Small Groups Begin

Small Groups will meet for five weeks during the season of Lent to explore what Jesus’ seven last words on the cross mean for us.  We hear the Seven Last Words of Christ sung as part of Good Friday services but what do they mean to us?  Are they remembered only to tell us about Jesus’ suffering?  Or do they tell us a bigger story about God and ourselves?

Small groups are hosted by members of Abiding Presence at their homes or at the church.  They start the week of March 10th and run through the week of April 7th. A short book will guide our discussions but there is also a DVD we’ll be watching in the small groups so even if you don’t have time to do the reading, you will still be able to participate! 

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Spring Forward for Pajama Sunday
Mar
10
8:45 AM08:45

Spring Forward for Pajama Sunday

The beginning of Daylight Savings Time and the loss of an hour of sleep can be a real bummer and make it hard to get up for church. This year, however, we’re making it something to celebrate. Join us for our first ever Abiding Presence Pajama Sunday! Kids (and adults if they want, too) are invited to wear their pajamas or other comfortable clothes to church and Sunday School. Sleep in, roll out of bed and come on over for worship. Daylight Savings Time is a Sunday you don’t want to miss!

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Ash Wednesday Children's Worship Service and Dinner
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Ash Wednesday Children's Worship Service and Dinner

Join us for a 30 minute Ash Wednesday Children's Service and dinner beforehand. Our children's service is a family-friendly service geared towards families with children ages birth through elementary school. The service will include interactive prayers, scripture reading, music, imposition of ashes to remember we are dust, and Holy Communion. A freewill offering will be taken for the dinner beforehand. All are welcome!!

The service will start at 6:45 p.m.. A pizza dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. prior to the service.

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OWLs Luncheon
Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

OWLs Luncheon

OWLs is open to all seniors in the congregation and community. This month the OWLs will attend the Ash Wednesday service at 12:00 noon then gather for lunch in Bailey Hall immediately following the service. During dessert, we will have the chance to hear Irish music played by our own Wayne Jordan. Please contact the church office if you are planning to come.

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Ash Wednesday Worship
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Ash Wednesday Worship

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 6
Worship Services at 12:00 noon & 7:45 p.m.
Children’s Worship Service at 6:45 p.m.

The Lenten journey begins on Ash Wednesday with services of the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.

The OWLs (Older, Wiser Lutherans) will meet following our 12:00 noon Ash Wednesday service. More information is available here.

The Children’s Ash Wednesday worship service is geared toward preschool and elementary school age children, although all ages of kids and adults are welcome to attend. There is a pizza dinner prior to the service at 6:00 p.m.

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February is ECHO Food Drive Month
Feb
28
9:00 PM21:00

February is ECHO Food Drive Month

We are trying to collect 2,000 pounds (1 ton) of food during the month.  Last year we collected 1,700 lbs. of food, so 2,000 lbs. is not an unrealistic target --- we as a church can meet this goal. Please place your food and personal care donations in the ECHO boxes located near the front entrance of the church. Weekly deliveries will be made to ECHO. 

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Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD

Raising a child with ADHD has its challenges. If you're looking for group of fellow caregivers who relate to your experiences, come join our support group. The group is affiliated with CHADD, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by ADHD, and will meet on the last Thursday of each month. Contact Pastor Keseley to be connected with the group’s organizer.

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New to Abiding Presence Dinner
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

New to Abiding Presence Dinner

If you are new to Abiding Presence and/or interested in formally joining the congregation, we would love to welcome you! Join Pastor Keseley and other church leaders for dinner, conversation and the chance to learn more about Abiding Presence. We’ll provide the food, you simply show up to this family friendly meal where children of all ages are welcome. Those who are interested in formally joining the congregations will be able to do so and those who would like to just learn a bit more about the church can do that, too. RSVP to Pastor Keseley so we have enough food on hand.

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