Abiding Presence Parish News


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 smile.amazon.com 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!


Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Abiding Presence Lutheran Church by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. 


Click here to get started!






Holy Land Trip

The Western Suffolk Conference trip to the Holy Land, November 6th - 16th, 2020 has been cancelled. 

Attention Thrivent Members!


Have you designated your Choice Dollars recently? If not, please go to Thrivent.com and designate your available Choice Dollars to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church and Preschool. This does not cost anything, and any undesignated Choice Dollars end up forfeited. If you have any questions, please see Aldo Rovere or Pr. Schoepflin

Thank you.


Join the Altar Guild

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 Sandra Richards at 631-269-3987.


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

Abiding Presence Church Membership/Directory Update


In an effort to better serve our members and improve information flow especially during this time, we ask that you complete the Membership/Directory update form so that we are able to enhance our method of communication until we are once again able to be together as a congregation. 

Download the Membership/Directory update form for 2020 here.

Completed forms can be mailed to the church office or emailed to nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com.


Emergency Closings

During the winter months, in the event of snow or inclement weather, news regarding cancellation of confirmation classes, adult classes, choir rehearsals, meetings, and all other activities will be posted on this website, on our Facebook page, and placed on our voice mail telephone system.


You can always call the church office at 631-269-6454 during the day if you are inquiring about evening events.


Only cancellations will be noted. If a scheduled activity is not cancelled, no special notice will be posted.