Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

Church Office: 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

Welcome to Abiding Presence Church,

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 and our upcoming open house can be found on this page.  

Please join us as we livestream 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.  Zoom links and bulletins are uploaded prior to their scheduled date.

God bless you and keep you safe and well,

Pr. Schoepflin

  Third Sunday after Epiphany

 In person Indoor Worship

Sunday, January 24 | 8:00 am

Limited to 50 guests

Reserved seating is required to attend this service.

Must respond to Evite to attend.

Download the bulletin here.

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Live stream Worship via YouTube

Sunday, January 24 | 10:00 am

Join via YouTube here.

Download the bulletin here.

Monday Evening In person Indoor Worship

Monday, January 25 | 7:30 pm

Limited to 50 guests

Reserved seating is required to attend this service.

Must respond to Evite to attend.

Download the bulletin here.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Wednesday, January 20 | 10:30 am

Taize Worship and Prayer

Friday, February 5 | 7:30 pm

 Join via YouTube here.

Men's Bible Study

Saturday, February 6 | 8:30 am

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. 



We are collecting cans of soup, stew, chili and other hearty one dish meals right here at APLC through Sunday, February 7th. Contributions can be brought to worship on Sunday or Monday or to drive up communion on January 17th and February 7th and placed in the designated collection bin in the narthex. 

If you will not be coming to in person indoor worship, your contributions can be brought to the church during office hours Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm. Please call 631-269-6454 prior to drop off. 

Monetary contributions are also appreciated. Checks can be made payable to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (please indicate “Food Pantry” or “Souper Bowl” in the memo line). Visit this page if you would like to contribute using your credit card.  We will donate our collection to: Ecumenical Lay Council’s Food Pantry in Northport. 

Please contact Cyndi Nichols by phone or email with any questions or if you would like to help with deliveries to the food pantry. 631-896-9542/cyndi.nichols@gmail.com

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

A growing congregation. 

A loving community.

Gathered by Christ.

Growing in faith.

Sent to serve.

All are welcome!