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  Abiding Peace Lutheran Church  
   Abiding Peace Lutheran Church
What's Happening at Abiding Peace
Our Mission...

PREACH God's Word

TEACH God's People

REACH God's World

with the abiding peace
found in Jesus Christ

Currently Abiding Peace is offering small group worship by appointment only. If you desire to worship at Abiding Peace, please contact us at (847)931-7300 or email at pastor@abidingpeace.org. 


"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18). 

God bless all of you with good health!

Weekly Worship Times

Worship Schedule:
8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 11:00 am



How to Find Us

 Abiding Peace is located on 
 South Randall Rd in Elgin,
 across from Meijer. From
 Randall Road, turn west on
 College Green Drive. Then
 take the first left which leads
 into our parking lot.
Upcoming Events at Abiding Peace
Abiding Peace is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)

Encouragement for Daily Living 

Faith Related Q and A
» I am aware that the Bible lays out different leadership responsibilities for men and women. However, I feel like this is taken too far in the WELS. There is no biblical basis for women not to be allowed to vote in congregational meetings. If a single woman is expected to give her money to the church, it is not fair that she has no say in how that money is used. It also feels as though the leadership roles women are allowed to take up are cherry-picked. A woman leading the congregation in song as an organist or cantor is in much more of a leadership role than passing the offering plate. So my question is, since the biblical basis for women not having any leadership in the church is not strictly followed in the WELS (women having leadership as organists, Sunday school teachers, choir directors, cantors, altar guild, etc.), why are women kept from other positions where their talents could be used to further God's message?
» Scripture indicates the only allowable reasons for divorce are infidelity and abandonment/malicious desertion (Matthew 5 and I Corinthians 7).  However, what would be the Lutheran view of situations where the spouses were pressured into getting married by their parents or other authority figure, or situations where the couple married in desperation, such as cases of premarital pregnancy or to get away from an abusive parent?  I am also aware of situations where one spouse deceived the other, either directly or by lying through omission, about important issues like a large debt or a prior STD, and the deceived spouse would not have married the other spouse if they knew all the information before they got married.    I Corinthians 7:15 mentions abandonment by an unbeliever as grounds for divorce and I Corinthians 7:39 seems to indicate that we have free will in choosing whom to marry, but I am wondering about cases where there was either dishonesty or manipulation by one of the spouses prior to marriage, or serious pressure to marry from parents or elders.  Would you be able to recommend some Scripture passages or biblical principles that could be applied in such cases?  Thank you.
» Could you help me understand the context and past reason for Leviticus 21:9?
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