We understand it can be intimidating to walk into a church that you've never been to before. Abiding Grace is a family of believers built on the rock solid foundation of God's word. Worship and God's Word are central to our faith and life. Come each Sunday morning for an uplifting and relevant message focused on what God’s word means in our lives. Music and the arts serve to focus our attention on God’s grace and love.
There’s something for all ages at Abiding Grace. Sunday school and children’s choir serve our young ones. For teens and youth we offer an active youth group. The adults take part in choirs and Bible studies, in addition to many opportunities to serve one another and the Lord.
So, who are we?
- We are a Biblical church giving God’s word first place in our faith and life.
- We are a Lutheran church that proclaims forgiveness for all through Jesus Christ.
- We are a Christian church that gathers to praise God, to be strengthened by his Word, and to reach out to those around us in Christian love.
If you've got any questions, don't hesitate to ask us. You can call us any time at 770-385-7691, or email us using the Contact Us page.
What to Expect
We understand it can be intimidating to come to worship for the first time at a church you’ve never been to before. Here's a little information about what to expect.
When you come through our doors, you will be in our gathering area. Members and guests visit before entering the sanctuary for worship.
WHERE TO SIT?
Feel free to sit wherever you’d like, whether the front or the back. If you need assistance an usher will help you.
WHAT TO WEAR?
You’ll find worshipers at Abiding Grace wearing everything from suits to casual attire. We aren't worried about what you are wearing.
WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?
Kids of all ages are welcome at Abiding Grace. We encourage kids and their parents to grow in faith together as they hear God's word and sing his praise. A special children’s message is offered at each service.
- The pastor delivers a special children's message shortly before the sermon.
- Speakers in the gathering area allow you to follow along with the service if you need to step out with your child.
- We provide a staffed nursery to meet the needs of parents with small children. The nursery includes a live video and audio feed of the service.
WHAT ARE SERVICES LIKE?
Our service includes Bible readings, a sermon, a children’s message, prayers, and singing. The entire service is printed in the service folder you receive when you come in and each part of the service is clearly marked. Services usually last about an hour.
WHAT'S THE MUSIC LIKE?
Abiding Grace, like most Lutheran churches, is known for our use of music in worship. We follow a liturgical worship format that is generally consistent week-to-week and that includes regular components sung by the Pastor and the Congregation. These elements are all printed in that week's service folder.
During an given service we'll also sing several hymns as a congregation, generally with Organ or Piano accompaniment; these are found in the red hymnals provided in the sanctuary or are printed in the week's service folder. We also enjoy regular performances by instrumentalists, soloists, and our choir.
WHAT ABOUT THE OFFERING?
The members of Abiding Grace have joined together to carry out the Lord’s work here and around the world. An offering plate is distributed during the worship service, but guests are not expected to participate.