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

Deacon - Ms. Kathy Pucci

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

Preschool Director - Ms. Julia McLaughlin; ext. 23



THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JULY 4

IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDANCE DAY.


PREVIOUS WORSHIP SERVICES AND BULLETINS FOR WORSHIP CAN BE VIEWED ON THIS PAGE.   


VISIT THIS PAGE FOR PARISH NEWS AND SCHEDULED EVENTS

IN THE LIFE OF OUR PARISH. 

  

FACE COVERING GUIDELINES

 

Effective May 18, 2022

 

Per the CDC COVID-19

Community Level webpage, our

County transmission level is:

 HIGH

 Face coverings are

strongly recommended

(but not mandated)

for all individuals inside,

regardless of vaccination status.

 

By action of:

Abiding Presence Church Council

May 17, 2022


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 including School Age Before and After Child Care and our Summer Camp programs can be found on this page and the preschool website here.  


Please join us in person or online as we live stream worship each Sunday at 9:00 am here on our YouTube channel. In person Sunday School is held concurrently. Visit this page for Sunday School information and enrollment.  Holy Communion is distributed outside from 10 am - 10:30 am for those who worship virtually. Monday evening in person worship is held at 7:30 pm. Sermon videos and bulletins for worship can be viewed 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



 

  Men's Breakfast and Bible Study In person and via Zoom

8:00am / Saturday, July 2

Join via Zoom here.


Sunday Morning Worship

9:00am / Sunday, July 3

Livestream here on YouTube

Download the bulletin here.


NO MONDAY EVENING WORSHIP ON JULY 4


Wednesday Bible Study at the Beach July and August

9:30am / Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20, 27

9:30am / Wednesday, August 3,10, 17, 24, 31

Proceed to the end of the entrance road, turn right into the main parking lot, 

and proceed to the end of the lot. Follow path to beach, 

pavilion is on left at end of path.


Mass on the Grass/ Abiding Presence Upper Lawn

  8:00am / Sunday, July 10, 24

8:00am / Sunday, August 14, 28

                                                  


LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE

EASTERN EUROPE CRISIS

Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companions in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. There are major humanitarian concerns for both internally displaced people and refugees. Many of these Ukrainians fleeing their homes need shelter and such basic necessities as food, water and toiletries. Care for people also includes pastoral and psychological support to address the trauma they’ve endured. If you would like to make a donation, please click here


Donation envelopes are also available in the narthex. Donations can be placed in the offering plate. Please make checks payable to Abiding Presence Church, and indicate Lutheran Disaster Response Eastern European Crisis on the memo line.

Helping Hands Rescue Mission

A BIG thank you to all who contributed baby items in support of the Helping Hands Rescue Mission. Due to the overwhelming response, we are now collecting new and gently used baby clothes sizes 0 -5T to help new mothers and families in need.  Your donations can be placed in the playpen in the narthex on Sunday or dropped off at church during office hours from 9 am – 2 pm.  Thank you for your generosity and support in helping young families living in financial hardship in our community.

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. 

Summer Bible Study

at the Beach

During July and August, we will continue our tradition of moving our Wednesday Bible Study to the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park.


Wednesdays we will begin at 9:30 am with worship and then move into bible study until 11 am.


This year’s theme is “Walking by the water with God”. We will explore water themed stories of salvation, healing, and hope. Please join us!


Summer Mass on the Grass

This summer, in lieu of Sunken Meadow Beach worship, Mass on the Grass will be held at Abiding Presence on the upper lawn on July 10, July 24, August 14, and August 28. 


All are at 8am, followed by the 9am liturgy in church.


July 10

July 24

August 14

August 28

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.


Altar Flowers -$40.00

Candles of Grace - $20.00

Sanctuary (Vigil) Candle - $15.00

Wine and Bread - $15.00


Please email your request to nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com or call the church office at 631-269-6454 ext.11.




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.


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.

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

A growing congregation. 

A loving community.



Gathered by Christ.

Growing in faith.

Sent to serve.

All are welcome!