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

Beach Bible Study

It’s our 17th year on the beach at

Sunken Meadow State Park – at 9:30 each Wednesday

morning in July and August.


This year’s theme: The

Protestant Reformation as we commemorate the

500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of The 95

Theses. This popular summer program gathers interested

members from several congregations on Long Island, and is

led by Pastors from the Western Suffolk Conference. We

especially invite newcomers to this stimulating and relaxing

study in a beautiful beach setting. Do come, and invite a friend. All are welcome! For more information and directions, click here: 


Volunteer at St Johnland Nursing Home This Summer

St. Johnland nursing home is looking

for volunteers ages 16 and older to help with weekly summer

BBQ’s, special events, friendly visits, help with bingo and

help with our reading program. If you are interested in

making a difference, please call Carolyn O’Brien at (631)663-2465, or contact St Johnland.

Lifeline Health Screening

LIFELINE SCREENING will once again be offering

health screenings here at Abiding Presence on Friday,

August 18th from 8:30am – 5:30pm. Appointment sheets

with pre-registration discounts are now on the narthex table.

Please sign up to secure your appointment time. 

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.

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!

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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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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