Calendar for the Week of August 31st

Sunday, August 31
9:45am – Blended Worship with Installation and Blessing of:

  • Rev. Diane Amidon, APLC Resource Pastor
  • APPLESeeds Teachers and Staff
  • APLC Sunday School Teachers and Assistants

6:00pm – Affirmation of Baptism Orientation—Fellowship Hall

Monday, September 1—Labor day
Last day to make first NYG registration payment to APLC

Tuesday, September 2
8:30am – 12:30pm—APPLESeeds
6:00pm – 8:30pm—Girl Scouts—God’s House of Rock

Wednesday, September 3
8:30am – 12:30pm—APPLESeeds
10:00am – OWLs—Fellowship Hall
5:30pm – Girl Scouts—God’s House of Rock
5:30pm – Koinonia Meal—Salad Night
6:00pm – Koinonia Programs

Thursday, September 4
8:30am – 12:30pm—APPLESeeds
7:00pm – Church Council—Fellowship Hall

Friday, September 5
8:30am – 12:30pm—APPLESeeds

Saturday, September 6
9:30am – Via de Cristo Board Meeting—Fellowship Hall

Sunday, September 7
10:45am – God’s Work — Our Hands Walkathon for SWFCA, South Park, Fuquay-Varina

Sunday School News

Registration for Sunday School is currently taking place. In addition to registering our children, we are still in need of a few more adults to teach and/or assist. If you feel the calling to teach the word of our Lord to our children, please let Cecilia Rosman know. She can be reached at 919-552-8920 or

The first day of Sunday School is September 14th.

“Good News” Newsletter – September 2014

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

Abiding Presence Good News – September 2014

In this issue:

  • God’s Work — Our Hands
  • APPLESeeds Back to School
  • Thank You Peggy Smith
  • Pondering Pastor

Previous issues of our newsletter can be found at

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 31st

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Lect22_Year A

The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering, yet finds in God’s words the delight of his heart. When Peter doesn’t grasp Jesus’ words about suffering, Jesus tells the disciples they will find their lives in losing them. Such sacrificial love is described by Paul when he urges us to associate with the lowly and not repay evil with evil. In worship we gather as a community that we might offer ourselves for the sake of our suffering world.

First Reading: Jeremiah 15:15-21
God fortifies the prophet against opposition
Psalm: Psalm 26:1-8
Your love is before my eyes; I have walked faithfully with you. (Ps. 26:3)
Second Reading: Romans 12:9-21
Live in harmony
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28
The passion prediction and rebuke to Peter
Liturgical Color: Green

Calendar for the Week of August 24th

Sunday, August 24
9:45am—Blended Worship
11:00am—Sunday School Teacher Orientation – Fellowship Hall

Monday, August 25
9:00am—APPLESeeds Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, August 26
9:30am—APPLESeeds Orientation for 2’s, 3’s, and PMO classes

Wednesday, August 27
9:30am—APPLESeeds Orientation for 4’s and 5’s
7:00pm—Women’s BLB—Fellowsip Hall

Thursday, August 28
9:00am—APPLESeeds Teacher Work Day

Saturday, August 30
Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)—Camp Agape (through Monday, Sept. 1)

Sunday, August 31
9:45am—Blended Worship with Installation and Blessing of:
Rev. Diane Amidon, APLC Resource Pastor, APPLESeeds Teachers and Staff, APLC Sunday School Teachers and Assistants

Women’s BLB – August 27th

Women’s BLB will meet this Wednesday, August 27, in the Fellowship Hall at 7 pm to play Bunco. Bring a snack or dessert to share.

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 24th

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Lect21_Year A

In Isaiah the people are bid to look to their spiritual ancestors as the rock from which they were hewn. Jesus declares that the church will be built on the rock of Peter’s bold confession of faith. God’s word of reconciliation and mercy are keys to the church’s mission. Paul urges us to not be conformed to this world, but to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, using our individual gifts to build up the body of Christ. From the table we go forth to offer our spiritual worship through word and deed.

First Reading: Isaiah 51:1-6
The enduring foundation of God’s salvation
Psalm: Psalm 138
O LORD, your love endures forever. (Ps. 138:9)
Second Reading: Romans 12:1-8
One body in Christ, with gifts that differ
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20
The profession of Peter’s faith
Liturgical Color: Green

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 17th

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Lect20_Year A

In Isaiah we hear that God’s house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. The Canaanite woman in today’s gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might our church extend its mission to those on the margins of society? In our gathering around word and meal we receive strength to be signs of comfort, healing, and justice for those in need.

First Reading: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
A house of prayer for all peoples
Psalm: Psalm 67
Let all the peoples praise you, O God. (Ps. 67:3)
Second Reading: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
God’s mercy to all, Jew and Gentile
Gospel: Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28
The healing of the Canaanite woman’s daughter
Liturgical Color: Green

God’s Work – Our Hands

Come to South Park right after church on Sunday, September 7 for a joint coffee hour followed by Opening Ceremonies at 11:15 am.

So many ways to participate…..walk, pledge, sign up to bring a requested food item (donuts, finger fruits, cookies, coffee), count laps, cheer the walkers on, clean up and don’t forget to INCLUDE A FRIEND!

Pledge forms are available from the ushers. For more information, contact the church office: or 919-557-0060.

Calendar for the Week of August 10th

Sunday, August 10
9:45am—Blended Worship

Monday, August 11
7:00pm—Executive Council

Tuesday, August 12
6:30pm—Columbarium Memorial Garden Team

Wednesday, August 13
6:30pm—Adult Book Study
6:45pm—Chime Choir Practice

Thursday, August 14
7:00pm—APPLESeeds Board of Directors

Saturday, August 16
8:30am—Calendar Event Planning

Sunday, August 17
9:45am—Blended Worship