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 (abidingpresencechurch.org)

on the morning in question.

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.

Schoepflin.


VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH VBS 2018: Our theme this year is

“SHIPWRECKED”… Rescued by Jesus. We are

currently in the planning stages and are in need of volunteers

for several key positions as well as crew leaders and

assistants. Please consider volunteering to help staff this

exciting week. If you are interested in volunteering or have

questions, please contact Margaret Bender at 631-499-4947

or Greg Johnson 631-258-3122. VBS registration forms have

been mailed. Additional forms are on the narthex table.


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!  

Garden of Hope

Spring has finally arrived and it’s

time to get started cultivating and planting our Garden of

Hope. Donations of vegetable plants (tomatoes, cucumbers,

peppers, beans, etc.) are greatly appreciated and can be left in

the labeled box in the narthex. Plants will be collected

through Sunday, May 20. Monetary donations are also

appreciated. Together in this ministry we can provide fresh

vegetables for the food pantry. 

Kings Park Day

KINGS PARK DAY PREPARATION: Kings Park Day is

Saturday, June 16th

. Abiding Presence will be reaching out to

our community in participation. We are currently in the

planning stages of our first meeting. Volunteers are needed

who can assist with bringing over the tables, tent, chairs and

handle the set up. Please contact Jane Stark is you are able to

help 631-754-2632.

Attention Graduates!

Look for Baccalaureate

invitational letters and forms in the mail. All those who are

graduating, or have graduated from high school, college or

post graduate school this summer or past winter, please mail,

or bring your completed forms to the church office or call the

church office 631-269-6454 ext. 11 with your information.

Our annual Baccalaureate Eucharist will be celebrated

Sunday morning, June 17 at the 9:30 a.m. liturgy. We ask

God’s blessings on all who are preparing for a variety of life

careers. Extra forms are on the narthex table. 

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2018 will take place Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29.


Our theme this year is

“SHIPWRECKED”… Rescued by Jesus. We are

currently in the planning stages and are in need of volunteers

for several key positions as well as crew leaders and

assistants. Please consider volunteering to help staff this

exciting week. If you are interested in volunteering or have

questions, please contact Margaret Bender at 631-499-4947

or Greg Johnson 631-258-3122. VBS registration forms have

been mailed. Additional forms are on the narthex table. 

HAVE YOU EVER 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 Kathy Smith at 631-979-9247. 

APLC Recognition Days

During the month of May,

we will be recognizing Nurses, Teachers, and Armed

Forces members with special worship services followed by coffee hour

in Good Shepherd Hall. If you are someone with a

background in any of these areas, or know someone you

would like to invite to one of the recognition services, please

sign up at the narthex table.

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 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!


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