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!

  • Children's Sunday School: 8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday Contemporary Worship: 9:30 a.m.

News and Events

Notes from El Salvador

A Guest Message From Pastor Emely in El Salvador

Pastor Emely in El Salvador Dear brothers and sisters,

Mark 10: 13-16 - Jesus Blesses Little Children

People were bringing little children to Jesus in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

When we think about celebrating the day of boys and girls, Jesus calls people to take a position of boys and girls. In their way of acting, the way they think and speak, children seem to be invested with an unalterable faith in their Heavenly Father and in the ability and willingness of God to answer their prayers. When a child prays, God listens; because their trust is total and they pray with such confidence.

In all countries according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of children there is a day dedicated to commemorate and remember the great task that society has with children. As a church, we are called to cultivate in children and in families, in the face of the violence they experience, we are called, not to teach the children to defend themselves against the aggressors, but to build a culture of awareness and care for these little ones.

If all the boys and girls could count on loving parents, a stable home and good friends, how wonderful their world would be! Unfortunately, many children do not have that blessing. There are many who witness the brutal blows that the father gives the mother, while others receive those blows themselves. What cowardice, what depravity, what shame! And, as if that were not enough, in extreme cases, many children do not have a biological family. The same situation of economic poverty or values has led children to abandon their activities as children and dedicate themselves to activities that belong to the realm of adults.

Everywhere the little bruised and beaten children arrive at the hospital, along with blatant lies that "he ran into the door" or "fell down the stairs". These liars and evildoers who mistreat them will someday reap the storm of their evil deeds. The silent, hurt, offended children, sometimes victims of abuse and incest, should receive our help.

The sexual abuse of children is one of the most depraved, destructive and demoralizing crimes of a civilized society. Unfortunately, there is an alarming increase in reports of physical, sociological and sexual abuse of children.

The Church does not accept such vile and perverse behavior, but condemns, in the most severe terms, this treatment of the precious children of God. We must rescue, teach, love and heal the children who suffer in this way. And we must bring the offenders to justice, make them responsible for their actions and force them to receive professional treatment for their diabolical behavior. If we know of someone who abuses children and we do nothing to stop the culprit, we become accomplices; we share the guilt. The church is called to fulfill its role as a prophetic voice that cares for and defends the rights of children.

There are three arenas where the church has the opportunity to develop and educate:

  1. The family
  2. The school
  3. The church

When these three are in harmony and contain a message that offers practical daily life applications, then our children will be healthy and they will learn to make responsible decisions. It is then that, as a church, we will be manifesting the values of the Kingdom of God.

In Christ, Pastor Emely Chavez

Free Community Breakfast

The pancakes are hot and ready, waiting for you to join us at the next Community Breakfast! We start serving at 8:00 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Come early because at 10:00, we close up until next month. As always, breakfast is free and we welcome everyone to join us!

  • January 13th
  • February 10th

Mark Your Calendars

  • Annual Report Distribution: January 13
  • Annual Financial Forums: January 20, January 27
  • Annual Meeting: February 3

The Colors of the Church Year

Have you noticed how, occasionally, changes are made to the decorative cloths adorning our altar, pulpit and lecturn? What you may not know is that these decorated fabrics have a purpose which dates to the 15th century. They are called paraments: ceremonial church adornments. Abiding Savior has five sets of paraments – blue, white, purple, red and green. Here is what the colors mean for us:

  • Blue is the color of hope. It is used during the four weeks of Advent, the season which begins the new church year.
  • White is the color of light, perfection, joy in Christ and purity. It is used for Christ festivals: Christmas, Epiphany and the Baptism of Jesus, Transfiguration and the Sundays of Easter, Ascension, All Saints and, finally, Christ the King Sunday which is the last day in the church year.
  • Purple represents repentance and solemnity. It is used for the season of Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday.
  • Red represents the fire of the Holy Spirit. It also symbolizes blood, martyrdom, and love. It is used for ‘minor’ festivals: Palm/Passion Sunday as well as Maundy Thursday, Pentecost, Reformation, ordination and other celebratory church events such as dedications, anniversaries, etc.
  • Green represents growth in faith, nourishment and life. It is the most used of the parament colors and appears for ‘ordinary’ days which occur during the seasons from Epiphany to Lent and again from Pentecost to Advent.

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!

Epiphany Collection

Collection dates:  December 9 through January 6.  The Sojourner Family Peace Center helps Families affected by domestic violence in Milwaukee.  Shopping list will be provided closer to the start of the collection


ELCA Resources

Living Lutheran

ELCA World Hunger

Lutheran Disaster Response

Daily Bible Reading

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