Abiding Savior

Lutheran Church

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

You and your family are invited to worship with us as we celebrate the Easter season!

  • Sunday Contemporary Worship: 9:30 a.m.

News and Events

Mike's Notes

A Guest Message From Pastor Emely in El Salvador

Pastor Emely in El SalvadorBlessing of the Table is an ancient custom among Christians. In the Gospel accounts, our Lord Jesus not only gave thanks and blessings at the Last Supper, but also on other occasions recorded in Scripture; for example, before multiplying the loaves, where he blesses the food and pronounces a blessing of gratitude.

Blessing of the Table is a thanksgiving and a simple request, which follows the outline of the Lord's Prayer, the prayer that Jesus taught us, where we ask: “Give us today our daily bread”. We remember that the origin of all good things that delight and nourish us come from God. And, as we remember that they come from God and are for everyone, the Blessing of the Table encourages us to do our part as we are able so that no one lacks for food.

For those of us that do not lack food it is also good to focus on interpersonal relationships with family and neighbors. It leads us to address challenging issues, such as striving for social justice, so that there are fewer abused and hungry children. Our efforts are directed toward influencing municipal and national policies and ordinances to make this justice a reality; that is, to promote the values of the Kingdom of God here and now on earth.

In Bible school, the children made baskets for their families. The baskets are a symbol: the table is not in need of food. The baskets were delivered by the children on December 31 to families in the church. We also taught our children this prayer:

Prayer for Blessing of the Table:

Bless, Lord, our table.

Bless the brotherhood of harmony that exists between us.

Give us joy, peace, health and bread throughout our lives.

Give us strength and tenderness to be bold men and women all of our days.

We want to tell you one more time, Lord, that we believe in you with our child-like heart, we believe in you with our faith as adults.

As you did for men and women of the past, act in our midst so that we may show forth your Kingdom now, living lives of reconciliation, of goodness, love, sensitivity, justice ... real signs that our hearts will be the manger where you will be born again.

Amen

The baskets are produced by boys and girls providing for their families, and made by parents and mothers struggling to provide the basic needs of their family. As is true around the world, for some this is difficult due to a lack of opportunities; for others less so. Each basket includes a card where the prayer is written. The basket is made of jute, a rough fabric that reminds us how difficult it can be to provide food for the table, to fight for good relationships, to be peacemakers. The basket represents the effort each person makes to overcome their daily challenges.

Today all Christians are called upon to overcome the challenges faced in so many homes in order that they may receive their physical and spiritual food and thus ensure the blessing of the table.

Free Community Breakfast

Our next community breakfast will take place on Saturday, April 14. Everyone is welcome to join us for a free meal and time of socialization.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Abiding Savior has many volunteer opportunities, including the Community Breakfast, Sunday School, Hand bell Choir, Vocal Choir, Homebound Ministry, Quilting, Social Ministry, Worship Assistants, and WELCA.

If you are interested in volunteering, please watch for opportunities in the weekly announcements and on the blue sign-up board. You can also contact the church office for contact information for those who lead the ministries.

Looking to share an opportunity you know about? Or want to start something new? Contact any member of the Church Council or Pastor Mike.

Expired Drug Collection

During the month of April, you are invited to participate in caring for God’s creation. Keep your medications out of landfills and waterways. Bring your leftover or out-of-date medications, vitamins, minerals and other supplements to Abiding Savior and drop them into the receptacle found in the Welcome Area.

Wanted: Donations for the Rummage Sale!

We are now accepting small items for the rummage sale, which will take place on June 2. All donations can be placed in the designated room in the basement. If you have a large item to donate, please call the church office. An appointment will be made at a later time for large items which will be picked up at the end of May.

Donations of Quilting Materials

Wanted! Blankets, sheets, and quilts from your spring cleaning are wanted by the Quilters. Donations of clean materials can be dropped off in the quilting room at any time. Thank you!

Contact Abiding Savior

5214 West Luebbe Ln | Milwaukee, WI 53223-4398
Ph: 414.354.4514 | Fx: 414.354.4510

Church Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fridays: Closed