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 Salvador Dear brothers and sisters,

Receive a very warm Salvadoran greeting, wishing that God the father accompany your ministries.

MATTHEW 10:7-13
As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for laborers deserve their food. Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

We can say that this reading presents us with the second part of the sending of the disciples and the characteristics of that mission. This is the task, not only of setting out, but of commitment which leads to transformation. It has to do with conversion, attitudes and of leaving material goods behind as well as a mindset that is open to people who are in need and excluded without judging the person’s condition and social position. An evangelism plan is not defined as increasing the number of members in your church. Rather, evangelism is about living out Jesus’ lifestyle, sharing, bringing hope to people who believe that everything is lost, finding the presence of God in the anguish of the storm. Freely-made actions such as curing the sick, resuscitating the dead, healing lepers, expelling demons – these are signs of the presence of the Kingdom of God.

For the disciples, it meant that they were to welcome into the community those who were excluded, regardless of the reasons for which they had been expelled. Through this practice, they criticized the laws of exclusion and rescued the old values of community co-existence. Announcing the Kingdom does not consist in truths and doctrines, but in trying to live in a new and fraternal way; sharing the Good News that Jesus presents to us. He proclaimed that God is Father, and we are all brothers and sisters. When Jesus asks us to rescue the community values of the past -- hospitality, sharing, communion around the table, the welcome of the excluded -- when we return to these values we will rescue the wisdom of the people and especially our seniors in the age of wisdom.

The instructions that Jesus gives are very clear: live with compassion and generous dedication, believe, trust and love. It is from these instructions that it will be possible to create awareness in the population of the need to take care of children and God’s creation. Why look after children? Not just because they are the future, but because we need to demonstrate the values of the Kingdom of God by cultivating justice with equity,solidarity, fraternal love. Children and adolescents must grow up with a realistic hope that a new world is possible. We must show them by working to change the negative aspects of life, negative aspects which will destroy. The legacy of Jesus Christ is that God has placed into the hands of human beings the task of development and caring for creation, protecting it, thus guaranteeing life.

We as a Pan de Vida Lutheran church, in addition to teaching the faith, also include the issues of health and sexuality in adolescents and care of the environment. Living in discord leads to community destabilization and division. Our great mission is to seek reconciliation in families, communities and neighbors.

This month we are making preparations for the anniversary to be celebrated on July 21 when we will have first communions. Next Sunday, we have a baptism of a girl named Ursula Carolina. We ask for your prayers for the baptized and her family.

This is how we work to make possible the values of the Kingdom of God in our church.

In Christ, Pastor Emely Chavez

Stingl: 80-year-old walker charts his progress on a globe, and he's on his 2nd time around

Tom Krueger doesn't need a Fitbit. He's got a globe. 

The retiree has walked its circumference once already, virtually speaking, and is nearly halfway around a second time.

Read the Full Artice as JSOnline

Free Community Breakfast

Our next community breakfasts will take place on Saturday August 11th and then again on September 8th. Everyone is welcome to join us for a free meal and time of socialization.

Outreach for Hope Family Bike on Sept. 8th.

You’ll be a Champion of Hope when you participate in the Outreach for Hope Family Bike on Sept. 8th. Choose from two ride locations, each offering beautiful scenery along a well-maintained trail. Join friends and family on the Glacial Drumlin Trail in Dousman/Waukesha County, or the Interurban Trail in Grafton/Ozaukee County. The funds you raise benefit Outreach for Hope ministries throughout the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Enjoy the fun, food, and fellowship as you pedal for a great cause.

Registration is now open at ofhbikeride.com. A generous Action Grant will provide an additional $20 for each registered rider, virtual rider or volunteer. Register by 8/20 to receive a Ride T-shirt, and by 9/5 to avoid increased fees. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. See you on Sept. 8 as we pedal together to support life-giving ministries.

Outreach for Hope's mission is to inspire giving to support Greater Milwaukee Synod ministries that provide hope to those living in poverty.

Fall Concert  - Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars now for a fall concert at Abiding Savior on Saturday, November 3 at 7 PM. A free-will offering will be taken to support the ministries of Abiding Savior, Milwaukee's Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program and ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response. Watch for more details!


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.

Debt Reduction Campaign Provides $3,200 Toward Reducing ASLC’s Debt.

There is Still Time to Donate! To date, ASLC’s debt reduction campaign has brought in $1,600 which has been matched by endowment funds for a total of $3,200. The campaign is still ongoing - please consider making a gift. All funds raised for this campaign will be matched by ASLC endowment funds to help pay down our debt. You can use the gold offering envelopes and mark them Debt Reduction Campaign. Thank you for your support of this important campaign!

BENO Neighborhood Rummage Sale

The rummage sale is set for Thursday through Saturday, August 2, 3 & 4. This is in lieu of the Flea Market held in previous years. Mark your calendar and check out the sales in our neighborhood. If you don't live in the BENO neighborhood but would like to participate, please talk to Sally Newman.

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