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

Calling all Sewers!

Stonybrook hospital is currently in need of masks. Abiding Presence is looking for volunteers to make masks in their homes.  The masks are relatively simple to make and only require a few supplies. It’s a great way to use up your fabric stash! We also need a couple of volunteers to drop off the finished masks at a location to be determined.  Guidelines and patterns are available here. Although it is from a different hospital, it serves the purpose nicely.

Please make sure you follow the instructions the hospital posted.  It’s important that we use the specified materials and package them as instructed so that they will accept and use them. Completed masks should be placed in  re-sealable plastic bags. We will be letting you know of the drop off location shortly.

If you are willing & able to help, contact Cyndi Nichols at

Thank you for volunteering to make fabric masks.  It sure is a good thing when we can feel useful in this difficult time.

Holy Land Trip

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

Baptismal Blankets

Our Confirmation students will be making Baptismal Blankets for those receiving the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at Abiding Presence. We thought that it would be fitting for the Confirmation students to take part in this project as Confirmation is an affirmation of Baptism.

We are in need of adult volunteers. You do not need to have a child in Confirmation school to be part of this ministry. All are welcome to help. If you are interested in volunteering to help please contact

Jean Oblak at 631-897-7341 or or

Karen Schifellite at 631-745-6752 or

Card Ministry Team

OUR CARD MINISTRY TEAM is  sending cards to those in need of encouragement, healing, support, or just to let someone know they are thought of. If you know of anyone you would like to have a card mailed to, please call or email Debra Nicholas at 631-269-6454 or at the church office with their name and address.

Attention Thrivent Members!

Have you designated your Choice Dollars recently? If not, please go to 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.

Home Communion Ministers Needed

We are looking to add to our team of individuals who bring Holy Communion on Sunday mornings to our members who are home bound or in nursing homes. These communion members go out in pairs, just before the end of the worship, bringing the Sacrament of Jesus' Body and Blood to share in a brief service with the person they are visiting. If you are or might be interested in being trained for this ministry, please email Pastor Schoepflin at

Have you considered joining 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.

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 am liturgy from the Northport area, please see Pr. Schoepflin.

USHERS FOR 10:45 AM WORSHIP: We are in need of ushers for the 10:45 am worship services. If you are interested in becoming an usher please respond to Jane Stark at 631-754-2632. Students who volunteer will receive credit for their service. No experience is necessary!  

Host your next event in

Good Shepherd Hall!

Entertain up to 120 guests in our spacious fellowship hall. There is a full commercial kitchen on site. Outside catering is also welcome. For rental fees, and additional information, please call the church office at

631-269-6454. Scheduled tours are available upon request.

GIVE WHILE YOU SHOP - Saving Innocence

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!

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.
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