Abiding Peace Lutheran Church makes Christ known by welcoming all people to a supportive and accepting place to grow in faith and community, and to serve the Lord as people created by God, saved by Christ, and nurtured by the Holy Spirit. We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation, committed to the full inclusion and celebration of people of all sexualities, genders, and gender expressions, and to the work of racial equity.
In-person & live-streaming worship
Although our sanctuary is open for in-person worship (masks optional), our worship services also continue to be live-streamed via the link below (linked service is the most recent, others can be accessed from the church FB page).
Bulletin for Worship on September 17, 2023
[Note: even if you don't have Facebook, you can still use the link.
Just close the dialogue box that prompts you to log-in and the page will still load.]
Welcome to Abiding Peace
News Release: On October 30, 2022, the membership of Abiding Peace voted unanimously to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation, affirming our commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion and racial equity. For more details, read our release explaining the importance of this decision, and then experience what it means by engaging with our community.
Pastor Serena is on medical leave through sept. 4. For pastoral emergencies, please contact Pastor Karol VanWulfen at St. Luke's, Washington - 908-246-2427
Church is a Verb
At Abiding Peace, church is not a place we go, it is what we do. We Worship. We Pray. We Learn. We Grow. We Challenge. We Listen. We Love. And we welcome you to Be Church with us.
Worship is held every Sunday,
@ 10:00 am. (on livestream every week, via the link above, and in-person every week - masks are required only during singing.)
Adult forum is held most Sundays following worship @ 11:15am September - June
(email email@example.com for zoom link)
Sunday School for children
is held September - June in two forms:
monthly in-person on Sundays at 11:15am
weekly via zoom on Tuesday nights at 5:45 pm
(for zoom link e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
All Are Welcome
We also gather virtually for Bible study & fellowship via zoom September - June on
Wednedays at 7:30pm.
305 US Highway 46
Budd Lake, NJ 07828-2804
Note- the church building is staffed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
For food pantry: bags can still be collected by appointment on other days.
AA support group is meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30; Online support groups can
be found here.
If you would like to be added to our e-mail list for weekly Friday reflections from Pastor Serena, e-mail email@example.com
As part of our ongoing congregational conversation about celebrating the diversity of God's church and working for the healing of racial injustice, please visit our google document of resources to help with learning and action.