Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

Church Offices: 631-269-6454

School Office 631-269-4898


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

Dear Friends,

Please join us on Sunday at 10 am for livestream worship on our YouTube channel here as we consider how we live out the word of the Gospel in our daily lives.  Our worship and Bible study schedule is listed below along with bulletins to download for worship. We meet for Bible study via Zoom. The links for Bible study will be posted prior to our meeting. 

Our Annual Stewardship Drive is underway!  Stewardship packets were mailed to all members who contribute using offering envelopes. If you do not currently use church envelopes and would like to start, please contact the church office at 631-269-6454 ext.11 and they will be provided for you. If you would simply like to make a pledge or donation, you may do so by calling the church office to request a stewardship packet. Stewardship pledge cards are due on Sunday, November 9th. Thank you for your faithfulness and continued support. 

On Sunday, November 1, 2020, we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints.   At that time we will remember and give thanks for all who are laboring for the Lord today and those who have now gone to be with Christ in Heaven. In particular, we remember those who have been called to their eternal rest since All Saints Day 2019. If there is someone you would like remembered, please email or phone in your request to Debra Nicholas at nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com or 631-269-6454 ext. 11.

Church office hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.  If you have a question or a need, please call the office 631-269-6454 and be assured that if your call is not answered directly, you will receive a return call.   

During this time, please continue to join me in doing what is loving and right - wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and RESPECT THIS VIRUS, for the sake of yourself and for the sake of others. Doing this will not only protect you and your neighbor it will hasten our ability to return to normal.

God bless and keep you.

Pr. Schoepflin+

Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesday, October 28|10:30 am

Join via Zoom here.

All Saints' Day In person Indoor Worship

Sunday, November 1| 8:00 am

Limited to 45 guests

Reserved seating is required to attend this service.

Must respond to Evite to attend.

All Saints' Day Live stream Worship via YouTube

Sunday, November 1| 10:00 am

Monday Evening In person Indoor Worship

Monday, November 2 | 7:30 pm

Limited to 45 guests

Reserved seating is required to attend this service.

Must respond to Evite to attend.

Taize Worship  

Friday, November 7 | 7:00 pm

Men's Bible Study  

Saturday, November 8 | 8:30 am

Contribute Here

At Abiding Presence, we depend on the generous support of members and friends for our ministry. While COVID-19 circumstances prevent our congregation from attending church, we'd like to let our members 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. 



To help those who are unable to provide a Thanksgiving dinner, we are asking for help in preparing Thanksgiving Meal Bags that will be delivered to the ELC Northport Food Pantry. The Meal Bags will be delivered the weeks of Monday, November 9th, November 16th and November 23rd and distributed to families in need. When creating your Thanksgiving Meal Bag, please include the following foods: Canned sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing, instant potatoes, gravy, boxed macaroni and cheese, corn bread mix, juice, coffee, tea, pudding cups, pumpkin or apple pie filling, readymade pie shell. Please consider helping those who are unable to participate in a large Thanksgiving meal. Instead, give back to those in need and help to make their holiday memorable. Your completed Meal Bags can be brought to Sunday Morning Mass on the Lawn and placed at the main entrance of the church or Monday Evening worship and dropped off in the designated area of the narthex. The last day of collection will be Monday, November 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Schifellite at 631-745-6752 or klschifellite@yahoo.com. Your generosity is appreciated!

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

A growing congregation. A loving community.

Gathered by Christ.

Growing in faith.

Sent to serve.

All are welcome!

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church is located in Fort Salonga, New York in the heart of beautiful Long Island.  

We are a church of the

  Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

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 we will greet you with a smile and be able to answer any questions you might have.

Please come and see! All are welcome!