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 every Sunday! 
ALL ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

  • Children's Sunday School: 8:30 a.m. (Fall-Spring)
  • Sunday Contemporary Worship: 9:30 a.m.

The office will also be closed.  Please email office@abiding-savior.com for any questions or more information.

 

News and Events

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 a.m., we close up until next month. As always, breakfast is free and we welcome everyone to join us!

  • May 9th - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

A Letter from Pastor Dean

Abiding Savior has welcomed Pastor Dean as our interim pastor.  He is here to help us through the call processes and guide us in the interim.

 

1 Corinthians 2:9-10: “...as it is written: 'What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard and what no human mind has conceived' - the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.”

When is our country going to get back to normal? When is Abiding Savior going to “open up for worship?” What is happening with the MET process, i.e. the Mission Exploration Process? How will the future ministry of Abiding Savior unfold?

All good questions! One response: have you ever heard of Murphy’s Law? It goes like this: “If anything can go wrong, it will. If nothing can go wrong, it will anyway.” There are many derivatives of the “Law,” like: “The other line always moves faster.” Or, “Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.” The real clincher, “Murphy was an optimist.”

Implications? As to the COVID issue: worldwide, lots of things have gone wrong as to understanding it, leading to differing Murphy Law experiences during political and social applications. So, medical folk are passionately searching for new input for next steps.

As can be expected, these COVID-Murphy-type dynamics have impacted initial thoughts and actions as to when and how to open up Abiding Savior. Ideas as to when, and how, have been changed a number of times. The same applies to council and to the MET process. Most particularly it has not been easy connecting or communicating with council members or the MET team with online meetings. Several Murphy-isms have occurred. Confession: My own lack of technological prowess has probably not helped.

However, the Good News: your council folk and MET team members are resilient, creative folk. And, God is still “stirring the pot” as to guiding both the council and MET team members. Input and encouragement from the Synod has been abundant. Likewise, other resources from nationally known, professional consultants are being considered. And, yes, even scripture that we meditate upon offers insights and encouragement.

Thankfully, scripture reminds that God is God of the past, present and future. “‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard and what no human mind has conceived’ - the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.” Many have experienced how God has provided new insights and opened new doors for ministry. I have experienced this personally in a number of exciting, satisfying ways during my 40 years of ministry.

When Murphy's Law seems supreme, God provides a way. As we continue to love and trust that God is preparing, more of the new will be revealed by God's Holy Spirit. Trusting includes using the gift of patience. I know, even this can have its Murphy-isms so give me a call if you are desiring other information or clarification, 262-899-8139.

To God's Glory and for the Kingdom's Benefit – In Christ, Pastor Dean 

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 are wanted by the Quilters.
Donations of clean materials can be dropped off in the quilting room at any time. Thank you!

Support Outreach for Hope

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You can support Outreach for Hope through any purchases by placing your order on:

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Under "Pick your own charitable group" enter "Outreach for Hope Milwaukee".  Outreach for Hope should come up as the first option - we are listed as organization type "Education N.E.C."

Smile.Amazon.com offers the identical experience to shopping on Amazon - the same selection, the same pricing.  The only difference is that, as you shop, you will see Outreach for Hope listed in your page header and, when you check out, you will see that a portion of your purchase will be donated to Outreach for Hope. 

Contact Abiding Savior

5214 West Luebbe Ln | Milwaukee, WI 53223-4398
Ph: 414.354.4514 | Fx: 414.354.4510
Email: office@abiding-savior.com

Church Office Hours
Monday, Thursday, & Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed

The office is currently closed.  Please email the office or call and leave a message if you have any questions.  Thank you!