Welcome To Abiding Savior

 

Experiencing God in our neighbor, we serve with our hearts and hands.

Abiding Savior, a friendly and welcoming community, celebrates God's presence with us as we serve and share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.

"Built on God's Love - Here to Serve"


Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning

8:00 am  Traditional Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:30 am  Contemporary Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday School (Sep. - May) and Adult Bible Study begins at 9:15 preceded by coffee fellowship at 9:00.

Monday Evening

6:30 pm  Informal Worship Service with Holy Communion

A Note from Pastor Mike

One of my favorite biblical images for the church and all its diversity and varied giftedness is Paul’s image of the Body of Christ. The reason I like it so much is that it’s just so incarnational. It makes total sense for Paul to help us understand the power of Christ’s incarnation by showing us how we exist in Christ’s body and are the image of Christ in the world. For as embodied as our Christian faith aims to be, we often resist its most transformative urges by disembodying it, placing God back in the heavens where we’re more comfortable instead of allowing ourselves to be transformed by the truth of “God with us.” If God had a body in Christ and we are the body of Christ, then surely the body of Christ can benefit from the same things that our human bodies benefit from. In particular, I’m thinking of rest.

Twenty-first century U.S. culture moves fast. Faster than most of us can keep up. Just as we adapt to “the new thing,” surely enough another “new thing” has already replaced it. We crush ourselves with deadlines, with expectations for ourselves, expectations about fitting into a certain image, expectations about keeping up with the Jones’s. We push and we drive. We plan and we fix. We grind, and grind and grind. No body can be healthy like that. None. No one. The only way that our body can be healthy, grow, develop endurance and strength is if we allow it the chance to rest and adapt to everything to which we’ve subjected it. My pastoral prayer for you is this: that your summer has been one of rest, renewal, Sabbath. That warm days, cool evening breezes, grass between your toes and the smell of brats on the grill have allowed you to return to the home that is within you. That you might rise when called on to continue to be the Body of Christ in the world and in the lives of your family and neighbors.

Peace and Blessings,
Pastor Mike


Abiding Savior News
Quilters

We invite everyone who has some time and likes to sew or pin or cut, to come and join us on any Wednesday from 9:00 am to Noon!!  We’ll be glad to see you!

The Quilters are always happy to receive donations and they would be most happy if you would give them any old/extra blankets or mattress pads, old bedspreads, fabric pieces, curtains and draperies. Everything is used!

 
MT. MERU COFFEE PROJECT

In November 2004, Abiding Savior  became an Ambassador for the Mt.Meru Coffee Project and began by selling coffee every month.  This ongoing project was established here in the Greater Milwaukee Synod in order to offer a fair price to the coffee farmers of the Diocese of Meru in Tanzania.   HOWEVER, THE MT. MERU COFFEE PROJECT IS MORE THAN ABOUT COFFEE...IT IS ABOUT DOING JUSTICE, CHANGING LIFE AND BRINGING HOPE!

The objective of the Project is to bring both economic and social justice to the small farmers and people of the Meru region.  The Project attempts to bring economic justice by paying the small farmers a fair price for their coffee and to bring social justice by funding educational and health care programs to the Meru region.  By receiving a fair price, the farmers are able to maintain their dignity by giving them the means to earn a living, which is more sustainable than receiving charity.

As a justice-based project, it is essential that the Project be sustainable – the Project must be able to purchase coffee from the farmers year after year.  The Mt. Meru Coffee Project is not a “project of the month” or a “project of the year.”  It is a project for life...for the life of the farmer and the life of the congregation selling coffee.  Once it is started, it is essential that it be sustained or the people we are trying to help will fall back into the hole of injustice and poverty.

Buying Mt. Meru coffee is one simple way that we, as Christians, can do justice in our daily lives and make a difference in the lives of the Meru Diocese.  Mt. Meru Coffee may cost more than super market coffee, BUT it is a high quality coffee, and paying a premium is part of pursuing and achieving justice.

The people of the Meru Diocese have a wonderful faith—a faith in a risen and living Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Because of the Mt. Meru Coffee Project, and the amount of coffee that the Project will buy, the farmers have hope for themselves and their families.  They have hope that with a better income, their children can go to school, they can receive better healthcare, and they can improve their living conditions.

When you think about the Mt. Meru Coffee Project, think about more than a cup of coffee;.  Think about the hope that the Project brings.  The Mt. Meru Ambassadors are selling hope, not coffee.

The Mt. Meru Coffee Project is all about LIFE, HOPE AND JUSTICE---AND DOING JUSTICE NEVER TASTED SO GOOD!