Abiding Presence Church

Annual Blessing of Costumes and Halloween Trick or Treating

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.   

Feast of All Saints

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 nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com. 

Taize Worship and Prayer Service

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!

Jennifer Paternostro Scholarship Fund

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.

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

APLC Good Shepherd Hall

Air Conditioning Fund

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.

APLC Scholarship Fund

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.

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. 

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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.

Visit the THRIVENT website here.