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

APLC Women's Book Club

APLC WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB will have its next

meeting on Thursday, October 12, at 6:30 pm at the home of Carol Rovere.  We will be reading Mount Vernon Love

Story by Mary Higgins Clark. If you can attend, please

RSVP to JoAnne Reller. 

Host your next event in Good Shepherd Hall

Good Shepherd Hall is available for rental!


Entertain up to 125 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. 11. Scheduled tours

are available upon request.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Printer paper boxes are needed for the upcoming

Thanksgiving Food Drive: It's that time again! Please begin

to bring your empty printer paper boxes to the narthex. These

are used to hold and transport food collected by APLC

youth. If you are interested in assisting with the food drive

(Northport Stop'n'Shop 10/14: 9am-2pm), please contact Nancy Krisch.


Fall Clean Up Day at APLC

Join us for a day of fellowship as

we work together during our fall clean up day at Abiding

Presence Church Saturday, October 21 from 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Come anytime and stay as long as you are able. Indoor tasks

include clean-up of closets, kitchen, storage areas, and bathroom

painting. Outdoor tasks include weeding, pruning, cutting up

trees, and gardening. There’s something for everyone! This is

a perfect opportunity for our youth to earn service credits. No

experience is necessary. Please sign up at the narthex table if

you are interested in helping.

Lutheran Counseling Center Gala

A Carnival themed gala will be held Thursday, October 26 at

6:30pm at Westbury Manor, Westbury NY. Honorees are

Reverend Robert Alan Rimbo, Bishop of the Metro NY

Synod of the ELCA and Thrivent Financial. The requested

donation for this event is $185.00 per person; Table of ten

$1750.00 (Early bird - $150.00 if postmarked by 09-25-17).

Please make your check payable to APLC. Fliers with

additional information and sign up for those who wish to

attend can be found on the narthex table.

Each One Reach One!

Our “Each One Reach One!” campaign is still in progress.

Please take one of our new Preschool brochures available in the narthex

and hand it to someone who may have a child in his or her life

who is eligible to attend our preschool. This might be a

neighbor, friend, relative, co-worker, child or grandchild of

someone in your life. Or, maybe it is a mom or dad in line

with you at the grocery store with a small child. Reach out

and share the good news about our school: cheerful

classrooms, small classes, family-friendly, faith-based.

Full-day, half-day, extended hours. Print your name on the

card; ask them to bring it when they come to see the

school and you will receive a special gift!

Oktoberfest 2017 at APLC

Join us on Saturday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

for our Oktoberfest celebration in Good Shepherd Hall. Admission is $25 in

advance or $35 at the door. Three dinner choices are

Sauerbraten, Pork Schnitzel, or Bratwursts. All entrees are

served with traditional German side dishes like red cabbage

and potato pancakes, along with coffee, tea and

dessert. Beer, wine and pretzels will be available for

purchasing. Proceeds from this event will be used in

support of our church infrastructure. Invite your friends and

neighbors and get ready for a great evening! Tickets will be

sold in the narthex after worship. For more

details see Karen or Paul Farber, Lisa Pecchio or Jane Stark.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

The National Collection Week for shoeboxes is

November 13-20. A “Congregation Packing Party” is

scheduled for Sunday, October 29. Please see the bulletin

insert, or 'Operation Christmas Child' under Ministry Groups for more information. Donations can be placed in the bin marked “Operation Christmas Child” in the narthex. Please contact Lisa McCaffrey at 631-670-7555 for more information. 

Annual Blessing of the Costumes and Halloween Sunday School event

Please join

us on Sunday, October 29 for our annual blessing of costumes

and Halloween event. All children are invited to attend the

10:00am 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 and fun activities to partake in. If you would like to

donate treats for this event, please place them in the box labeled

CANDY-TREAT DONATIONS in the narthex. Please sign up

at the narthex table if you wish to attend this event.

Altar Flowers and Dedications

We are no longer using a commercial florist for our altar flower display. In an effort to keep the cost reasonable, the guild members have decided to shop for and arrange the altar flower display. As a result, the donated amount for altar flower dedications will only be $30.


Money donated towards dedications is used to offset the cost of supplies and materials that are used in various dedications. Dedications can be designated to:

  • The Glory of God
  • 'In honor/celebration of...' a specific event
  • 'In loving memory of...' a loved one

and will be shown in print in the bulletin of the Sunday you requested on the dedication chart. Various sign-up charts are located on the wall in the narthex to the right of the coat room.

  • Altar flowers: $30
  • Candles of Grace: $20 
  • Sanctuary (Vigil) Candle: $10 
  • Wine & Bread: $10 

Thank you for your support!

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