Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

Church Office: 631-269-6454

School Office: 631-269-4898

abidingpresenceoffice@gmail.com

Ministers - The People of God

Pastor - The Reverend Robert Schoepflin

Pastoral Associate - The Reverend Dr. Toby L. Tobias

+Pastor Emeritus - The Reverend Raymond H. Birkel+

Pastor Emeritus - The Reverend Ronald W. Wickey

Seminary Fieldworker - Ms. Jean Dougherty

Deacon - Ms. Kathy Pucci

Deacon - Mr. Gavin Schwen

Organist and Director of Music - Dr. Thomas Zatorski

Soloist - Ms. Lisa Pecchio

Director of Youth and Christian Education - Ms. Karen Schifellite; ext. 10

Parish Secretary - Ms. Debra Nicholas; ext. 11

Preschool Director - Ms. Julia McLaughlin; ext. 23



Welcome to Abiding Presence Church,


WORSHIP SERVICES AND BULLETINS FOR WORSHIP CAN BE VIEWED ON

THIS PAGE.   



Our church is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in our community and in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow in our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives.


We gladly welcome you to join our community of faith regardless of age, race, or status in life. If you are unfamiliar with our church and are interested in learning more about our parish,  please contact us at 631-269-6454 and we will be glad to answer any questions you might have.  You can also visit the events page here for Abiding Presence Church News and upcoming events. 


Our preschool provides a safe and educationally stimulating environment for children ages two to five to grow, to learn, and to develop physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. More information about our preschool can be found on this page.  


Please join us as we live stream worship each Sunday at 10:00 am here on our YouTube channel. Previous worship services can be seen on this page.   


Our worship schedule and Bible study with links to join and bulletins for worship can be found below and here on our worship page.  All are welcome! Zoom links and bulletins are uploaded prior to their scheduled date.


God bless you and keep you safe and well,

Pr. Schoepflin


Attendance for all in person services is limited to 50 persons, and is by Evite invitation. If you would like to be added to the Evite guest list, please contact Debra in the church office 631-269-6454.



Men's Bible Study via Zoom

Saturday, April 17 / 8:30am

Join via Zoom here.


8:00am In person Sunday Worship   

Sunday, April 18 / 8:00am

    In person (by Evite invitation) 

Download the bulletin for worship here.


10:00am In person Sunday Worship   

Sunday, April 18 / 10:00am

    In person (by Evite invitation) and Live stream on YouTube here.

Download the bulletin for worship here.


7:30pm In person Monday Evening Worship   

Monday, April 19 / 7:30pm

    In person (by Evite invitation) 

Download the bulletin for worship here.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study via Zoom

Wednesday, April 14 / 10:30am

Join via Zoom here.

Download the study guide here.


Women's Bible Study via Zoom

(Every other Thursday)

Thursday, April 22 / 7:00pm

Join via Zoom here.

 


Contribute Here

At Abiding Presence, we depend on the generous support of members and friends for our ministry. Did you know that you can contribute through our online giving program? Visit this page for more information.


You can also choose to have your contribution sent directly from your bank as a one time, or a recurring contribution saving you time and postage. Simply add the congregation’s name and address on the “add payees” page of your online banking site, and your bank will send a check directly to Abiding Presence. As a benefit to the Church, it helps provide an even cash flow throughout the year helping the church more effectively and easily meet budget goals and manage expenses. 


Thank you to those who have been mailing in their offering envelopes while we have not been able to meet for worship! It is greatly appreciated since our bills must still be paid during this time. We appreciate your faithful support of our Parish. 

Altar Dedications

Sanctuary Candles, Candles of Grace, Altar Flowers and Communion Elements may be dedicated each week. The dedication may be “In Loving Memory of...” or “In Honor/Celebration of...” and will be shown in print in the bulletin of the Sunday you requested. Please email your request to nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com or call the church office at 631-269-6454 ext.11.




APLC Good Shepherd Hall

Air Conditioning Fund

Through a generous memorial gift from one of our families, we have established a fund to install air conditioning in Good Shepherd Hall. Having air conditioning in our fellowship hall (the only area of the church not currently with air conditioning) will make its use during the summer months more pleasant for us, and will enable outside groups to rent it for events during those hot months. A generous donor has made a pledge to match up to $5,000 of additional gifts made to the fund. Gifts to the fund may be made in memory or honor of loved ones, or just to the glory of God. Online contributions can be made here.

APLC Scholarship Fund

Through a generous gift of Erwin Zimmermann in memory of Bill Atkinson, a scholarship fund has been established at Abiding Presence. Bill’s sister, Martha Haynes, also made a gift to the fund in memory of her brother. The fund is not intended to be a memorial for Bill Atkinson only. Gifts to the fund may be made in memory or in honor of your loved ones, or just in thanksgiving to God. The standards and amounts of scholarships have yet to be established, but applications will be open to students from Abiding Presence, Trinity Wyandanch and St. Andrew Ellsworth Maine. If you would like to make an online donation to the APLC Scholarship Fund, please visit this page. Be sure to indicate APLC Scholarship Fund in the comments.


Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

A growing congregation. 

A loving community.



Gathered by Christ.

Growing in faith.

Sent to serve.

All are welcome!