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


An informative letter was mailed to the parents of Sunday school children for the upcoming Christmas pageant. If your child would like to participate, please complete the registration from that was sent and return it to the church office by mail, placing it in the offering plate, or in the basket on the display table in the narthex. The pageant is Sunday, December 23rd at the 9:00am liturgy. No prior experience is necessary and all are welcome to participate. Additional letters and forms are on the narthex table.

Adopt-a-Family for Christmas

The Adopt-a-Family Christmas tree will soon be in the narthex with tags for requested gifts needed for children of families who are unable to provide due to limited resources. You can help make a child’s Christmas special this year by taking a tag from the tree and purchasing a requested gift. Once you have taken a tag from the tree, please sign the sheet on the narthex table. UNWRAPPED GIFTS with the tree tag attached can be placed under the Christmas tree before December 16th. Please adhere to the deadline as gifts will be delivered soon after. Monetary donations are also welcome and appreciated. Please note Adopt-a-Family on your check/donation envelope.

Help with Sunday School!

Volunteers are needed to help with teaching Sunday school grades 1 through 4. It's fun to teach the young! If you are interested in volunteering your time to help, please contact Greg Johnson.

2018 APLC Parish Directories

2018 APLC Parish Directories are now available in the narthex. Please take one per family. If you would like the directory emailed to you, please submit your request to Debra Nicholas in the church office.



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. 

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.


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!  

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 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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