Please join us on Sunday, October 31st for our annual Blessing of Costumes and Halloween Trick of Treating. All children are invited to attend the 9:00am liturgy in costume for a special blessing (costumes should be church appropriate excluding witches, devils, grim reapers, etc.). Immediately following worship, the children will proceed to Good Shepherd Hall where there will be trick or treating. If you would like to donate treats for this event, please place them in the box labeled CANDY-TREAT DONATIONS in the narthex. All donations must be store bought single serve and individually packaged.
The Feast of All Saints will be celebrated on Monday, November 1st at 7:30pm. 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 2020. If there is someone you would like remembered, please call the church office at 631-269-6454 or email your request to email@example.com.
On Friday, November 5th we will gather in the sanctuary for Taizé. Taizé is a simple combination of repetitive prayer in song combined with periods of silent reflection. The worship space is candlelit and peaceful. You may sit in silence or participate in songs led by our musicians. All is very prayerful and contemplative. All are welcome!
If you would like to make a donation, we are establishing a…
Jennifer Paternostro Scholarship Award
…for King Park High School. We will be awarding this scholarship each year at the Senior Awards Ceremony for a student entering college majoring in the helping professions.
If you would like to make a donation, please make a check or money order out to:
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.
Please mail your donation to:
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church
Jennifer Paternostro Scholarship Fund
4 Trescott Path
Fort Salonga, New York 11768
Online donations can also be made at
Please include “Jennifer Paternostro Scholarship Fund”
in the memo line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 631-269-6454 ext.11.
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.
A scholarship fund has been established at Abiding Presence. 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.