Calendar of Events

We have a lot of exciting things happening in the next few months at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.

Check out our calendar for all the upcoming events you won't want to miss!

APLC Calendar of Events

Easter Egg Hunt

All children are welcome to join in

an Easter egg hunt in Good Shepherd Hall on Sunday, March

25 immediately following Sunday school. If your child(ren)

would like to participate, please sign up at the narthex table. 

Palm and Easter Sunday Plants & Dedications


DEDICATIONS may now be placed on the charts located on

the narthex table. Palm orders are due by Sunday, March 18.

Easter Plant orders are due by Palm Sunday, March 25. Please

adhere to the deadline dates to ensure your dedication will

appear in the Palm Sunday and Easter bulletins. 

2018 APLC Lent Projects

The three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on "almsgiving," which means donating to those in need and performing other acts of charity. All of us are called upon to go outside of our own personal needs and help others during this time. We have several ways that you can give this year, on this and the following 3 pages.

APLC is sponsoring 2 students from Tanzania with the gift of Education.

We are looking to raise $1300.00 to cover the cost of their tuition.

Our Friday morning ChristCare group is collecting handbags and health and beauty items for women in need to help them look and feel their very best.

Shoes are being collected for Soles4Souls. Since Soles4Souls began in 2006, they’ve distributed over 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and all 50 US states. EVERY SINGLE ONE of those pairs makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Easter baskets and items to fill them are being collected and will be assembled for children

of the families served by the Northport Food Pantry.


Please Help!

Our Friday morning ChristCare group is collecting

donations of new or gently used handbags and various

health and beauty items to fill them for a Lent Project.

Some ideas include: perfume, cosmetics, hand and body

lotion, body spray, nail polish, face creams,

hair brushes, compact mirrors, and small toiletries.

 (Items must be small enough to fit in a handbag.)

The filled handbags will be donated to women in need

to help them to look and feel their very best.

Donations can be placed in the labeled bin located in

the narthex. Thank you for your donations!


Shoes are being collected for Soles4Souls. Since Soles4Souls began in 2006, they’ve distributed over 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and all 50 US states. EVERY SINGLE ONE of those pairs makes a difference in people’s lives. Please help with this ministry during the season of Lent. 

Easter Baskets for our neighbors in need

Help bring Easter Joy to the children of the families served by our local food pantry. We are currently collecting donations to prepare Easter baskets to be distributed to them. Items should be unopened, sealed packages and may include the following:

Chocolate Crosses, Eggs and Bunnies,

Marshmallow Chicks,Jelly Beans, Plastic Eggs,

Easter Grass, Small Games/Puzzles, Coloring Books, Crayons.

We are also collecting baskets.

Monetary donations are also very much appreciated. Checks

should be made payable to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

with a notation of “Easter Baskets” on the check or envelope.



If you have any questions, please call

Bill Berg 631-261-7897

Lenten Pot Luck Supper


in Good Shepherd Hall on Wednesday evenings during Lent:

February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 at 7:00 p.m. followed by

worship. Two hosts are needed for each week. Please sign

up at the narthex table if you would like to host, bring

something to share at supper or if you would just like to

attend. All are welcome!

First Holy Communion

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASSES are scheduled for Tuesdays, February 27, and March 6, with rehearsal on March 13. Classes are from

4:30pm - 5:30pm and attendance is required for receiving First Holy Communion. The First Holy Communion Liturgy will be Sunday, April 8th

at 10:45am. Invitational letters have been mailed to all 5th grade children. PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN THIRD OR FOURTH GRADE who would like their children to receive Holy Communion are welcome to be part of the class. Please see Pr. Schoepflin.



Each Sunday, members of the Altar Guild

carry out the meaningful ministry of preparing our place of

worship, in particular the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Members are responsible for setting the altar each Sunday,

preparing for baptisms, weddings, and funerals, and caring for

the linens, and vessels. Altar Guild members serve on a

rotation, so it is not an every Sunday responsibility, only one

Sunday a month. If you are interested in joining this ministry,

please contact Kathy Smith at 631-979-9247. 

Bell Concert - Save the Date!

Resounding Praise Bell Choir and Bells Ablaze Youth Bell Choir invite you to a

joyful concert of bell music performed by

Long Island reSound Bell Ensemble

ringing their 5 – octaves of bells and choirchimes on

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m.


A freewill offering will be taken

to refurbish the church’s 3 - octaves of bells

Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Host your next event in Good Shepherd Hall

Good Shepherd Hall is available for rental!

Entertain up to 120 guests in our spacious facility. There is a

full commercial kitchen on site. Outside catering is also

welcome. For rental fees and additional information please

contact Marian Drost 631-269-6454 ext. 10. Scheduled tours

are available upon request.

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If you are an Amazon shopper, you can help support Abiding Presence at no expense to yourself!

Amazon Smile is a service division of Amazon that gives a percentage of the price of the item purchased to a charity that is registered with them. It uses all your Amazon account information (login, password, etc.) and if you use Amazon Prime this applies as well.

Simply go to You will be asked to log in and then asked what charity you would like to support. Type in Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Fort Salonga, NY. If names of registered churches pop up, be sure to select our congregation, as there are other Abiding Presence churches. Once you make the selection you are set to go ahead and shop. It is a as quick and easy as that! Amazon Smile will send a percentage of the purchase price to support the ministry of our church at no extra expense to you! Thank you for sharing in this!

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