Welcome to The Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence in Burke, Virginia. We are a vibrant, active, family friendly faith community where people gather together to worship God, grow in faith, serve those in need and make Christ known in the world.
6:00 p.m. Vespers Service of Holy Communion
8:30 a.m. Praise Service of Holy Communion
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service of Holy Communion
Professionally staffed nursery provided on Sundays
Wednesdays in Advent
Join us for a soup and sandwich dinner at 6:15 p.m., worship from 7:15-7:45 p.m. and roundtable discussions led by the confirmation youth from 7:45-8:30 p.m. We'll gather around the theme "Christ Comes in the Darkness Bringing the Light of Peace, Hope & Joy." Each week during worship we will prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christ's birth and the fulfillment of his promise to come again. We'll light the advent wreath, sing Christmas carols, read scripture from the prophet Isaiah, hear from a member of the congregation about their faith journey and share in holy communion. Come take a break from the chaos of the holiday season to focus yourself on the Light of Christ coming into the world.
December 4: Peace in Christ with speaker Jessica Meyeraan
December 11: Hope in Christ with speakers Jessica & Richard Allabaugh
December 18: Joy in Christ with speaker TBD
Looking Ahead to Christmas Eve Worship...
Christmas Eve Worship - Tuesday, December 24
3:30 p.m. - Contemporary Family Service with Holy Communion
5:30 p.m. - Traditional Family Service with Holy Communion
7:30 p.m. - Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
10:00 p.m. - Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
Constitution and Bylaw Changes
There will be a special Congregation Meeting on January 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM (Note: new date) to approve changes to the AP constitution and bylaws. Café sessions to discuss the changes will be held on Sunday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. and on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:15 p.m. To download a .pdf version of proposed changes, click here.