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

Worship at Sunken Meadow

We will be holding six Sunday Eucharists at 8:00 a.m. at Sunken

Meadow Park this summer – June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12,

and August 26. Mark your calendars. Invite neighbors and

friends. Join us for worship then stay to walk the boardwalk,

sunbathe or go for a swim. Please bring a chair. In the event of

rain, worship will be held at Abiding Presence Church.

Please check the website (

on the morning in question.

Fabulous 50 & Over Pot Luck BBQ

Join us on Friday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. in the upper parking lot for our

Fabulous 50 & Over Pot Luck BBQ. We will supply the

hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring a dessert or salad to

share. The suggested donation is $4.00 and we are

collecting school supplies and school snacks for the food

pantry. Please sign up at the narthex table if you would like

to attend.

Rally Day, Blessing of the Backpacks and 9/11 Observance

Join us for Rally Day, Blessing

of Backpacks and a 9/11 Observance on Sunday,

September 9. Our Rally Day theme this year is taken from

our summer Shipwrecked VBS “Rescued by Jesus”.

Children are encouraged to bring their backpacks to church

for a special blessing from Pastor during the 9:30 a.m.

liturgy. Children will participate in making crafts that will

be donated to local nursing home residents. Light

refreshments will be served. We look forward to another

great year growing in faith through worship!

Help Wanted!

HELP WANTED! Do you like working with children? 

We have a perfect position for you! Abiding Presence

PreSchool is seeking a Teacher’s Assistant for Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Applicant

must have at least one year of experience working with children. 

Please note that all staff members are required to complete 15 hours

of training each year to stay in compliance with NYS OCFS regulations.

If you are interested in this position, please contact

Julia McLaughlin, Preschool Director at631-269-4898 or 

Mark Your Calendar!

Save the date! “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday will be Sunday, September 9, 2018. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

You work every day to make your community a better place. Let us continue doing this work together in 2018! View the video and access resources to guide your congregation’s planning, promotion and



ANNUAL APLC OKTOBERFEST! This fun fall event

will take place at Abiding Presence Church on Saturday,

October 20th. Invite friends and neighbors and introduce

them to our Abiding Presence family. Our next

Oktoberfest Planning Meeting will be on Tuesday,

August 21 at 7:15 p.m. at The Farber’s House.



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. 

Volunteers needed!

ATTENTION STUDENTS: If you are a student who

needs help meeting your community service requirements,

please contact Karen Schifellite at 631-745-6752 or

Brian Forberg at 631-418-6157. They will be happy to assist

you with a project at church.

DRIVERS NEEDED! If you are willing to drive someone to

church (and home again) once a month on a Sunday for the

10:45 liturgy from the Northport area, please see Pr.


USHERS FOR 10:45 A.M. WORSHIP: We are in need of

ushers for the 10:45 a.m. worship services. If you are

interested in becoming an usher please respond to Jane Stark

at 631-827-1930. Students who volunteer will receive credit

for their service. No experience is necessary!  

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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