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,


Beginning Sunday, March 7, we will hold in person worship at 10 am on Sunday as well as at 8 am. We will continue to live stream the 10 am service. As with the 8 am and Monday evening services, attendance will be limited to 50 persons, and you must respond to the Evite invitation or call Debra in the church office to attend.


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 sermon broadcasts can be seen here.  


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



   The Second Sunday in Lent

 In person Indoor Worship

Sunday, February 28 | 8:00 am

You must respond to the Evite invitation to attend. 

Seating capacity is  limited

to 50 guests due to social distance requirements.  

Download the bulletin here.


   The Second Sunday in Lent

Live stream Worship via YouTube

Sunday, February 28| 10:00 am

 Join via YouTube here.

Download the bulletin here.


Monday Evening

 In person Indoor Worship

Monday, March 1 | 7:30 pm

You must respond to the Evite invitation to attend. 

Seating capacity is  limited

to 50 guests due to social distance requirements.  

Download the bulletin here.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Wednesday, March 3 | 10:30 am via Zoom

We will use Responsive Prayer from our hymnal as the basis for

our opening worship during this season of Lent. 


Evening Prayer for Lent with Holy Communion

Wednesday, March 3 | 7:30 pm

You must respond to the Evite invitation to attend. 

Seating capacity is  limited

to 50 guests due to social distance requirements.  


Women's Bible Study  

Thursday, March 4 | 7:00 pm via Zoom

Join via Zoom here.


Taize Worship and Prayer

Friday, March 5 | 7:30 pm

 Join via YouTube here.


Men's Bible Study  

Saturday, March 6 | 8:30 am via Zoom


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. 

Easter Basket Collection

Help bring Easter joy to the children of the families served by our local food pantry. We are looking for donations of assembled Easter baskets this year. Easter basket donations can be homemade or store** bought. Please wrap them in plastic. Monetary donations are also very much appreciated. Checks or online donations can be made to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.


DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT CHURCH THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 21. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN ONLINE CONTRIBUTION, PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE.


If you have any questions, please call Cyndi Nichols 631-896-9542

**These stores and many others have pre-made Easter baskets: CVS, Harry and David, Williams-Sonoma, Amazon, Walgreens, etc. 

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

A growing congregation. 

A loving community.



Gathered by Christ.

Growing in faith.

Sent to serve.

All are welcome!