Advent at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church is a vibrant and growing congregation in southern Wake County. Organized as a new mission church in October 1992, we’ve recently added a Fellowship Hall and new Sanctuary to our facilities. Please join us in worship to experience God working in our midst.

A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Sermon for November 9, 2014

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Diane Amidon
Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, November 9th

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Today the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. Paul urges us to encourage one another with the promised coming of the Lord. Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded by the faithful of every time and place, we celebrate Christ’s coming in our midst in the word of life and the feast of victory—the marriage feast of the lamb.

First Reading: Amos 5:18-24
Let justice roll down like waters
Psalm: Psalm 70
You are my helper and deliverer; O LORD, do not tarry. (Ps. 70:6)
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
The promise of the resurrection
Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13
The story of the wise and foolish bridesmaids
Liturgical Color: Green

Sermon for November 2, 2014

All Saints Sunday
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12

Calendar for the Week of November 2nd

9:45am—Sunday School for all ages

Monday, November 3
6:30pm—Worshipful Dancers

Tuesday, November 4—election day
6:45pm—7:45pm—Praise Band Rehearsal—Sanctuary

Wednesday, November 5
10:00am—OWLs—Fellowship Hall
5:30pm—Koinonia Meal
6:30pm—Koinonia Programs

Thursday, November 6
7:00pm—9:00pm—Church Council—Fellowship Hall

Friday, November 7
LYO Eastern Cluster—Christ the King Lutheran Church

Saturday, November 8
LYO Eastern Cluster—Christ the King Lutheran Church

Sunday, November 9
9:45am—Sunday School for all ages

Hurricanes Hockey

Sunday, November 16th, 5 pm versus San Jose Sharks

Come and join us for a Fun, Faith and Fellowship event at the Carolina Hurricanes game.  Tickets are $15 per person (regular $42).  Please sign up at the Sign-up Station in the Narthex, or contact Murney Rinholm [email protected] to reserve your seats.  Tickets will be available at will call before the game.   We need to get them our final names/numbers by Thursday, November 13th.



2nd Annual Musical Holiday

Tickets Now on Sale:  The 2nd Annual ‘A Musical Holiday’ will be held at APLC on Saturday, December 6, 2014, and will feature a group of professional musicians David Reitmeyer and Friends .  The evening will feature music and audience participation singing holiday songs, and all kinds of desserts.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and are available in the Narthex.


This Week in Worship – for Sunday, November 2nd

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All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many northern regions, the readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. At the Lord’s table we gather with the faithful of every time and place, trusting that the promises of God will be fulfilled and that all tears will be wiped away in the new Jerusalem.

First Reading: Revelation 7:9-17
The multitudes of heaven worship the Lamb
Psalm: Psalm 34:1-10, 22
Fear the LORD, you saints of the LORD. (Ps. 34:9)
Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-3
We are God’s children
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
Blessed are the poor in spirit
Liturgical Color: White

“Good News” Newsletter – November 2014

The November 2014 edition of your Abiding Presence Lutheran Church “Good News” newsletter is now available:

Abiding Presence Good News – November 2014

In this issue:

  • All Saints’ Sunday
  • A Musical Holiday
  • Oktoberfest is a Success!
  • LYO Rally & Hike-a-Thon

Previous issues of our newsletter can be found at

“Refuge and Strength” – Sermon for October 26, 2014

Reformation Sunday
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: John 8:31-36