After careful and prayerful consideration, we chose to have Church Budget Envelope & Mailing Company send Bi-Monthly offering envelopes for 2023. As a means of convenience, and communication, all members with assigned envelope numbers will now receive offering envelopes in the mail. We are hopeful that in using the regular delivery and personally addressed envelopes, it will nurture a sense of belonging and form a solid commitment to Abiding Presence Church. If you do not have an envelope number and would like to receive offering envelopes, please email nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com with your request. Those who presently have offering envelopes should receive the first bi-monthly mailing in early December.

Thank you for your faithful support.

Pr. Schoepflin


If you have not fulfilled your pledge for 2022, now is the time to do so.

If you are unsure if you have fulfilled your 2022 pledge, kindly email Debra Nicholas at nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com to request a year-end statement.

There is still time to submit your pledge for 2023 if you have not already done so. Please prayerfully consider what your level of support for 2023 can be.

Pledging makes it possible for Abiding Presence Church to create a budget for our staffing, Ministries, programs and outreach for the coming year. It is the primary basis for what we can accomplish as a church.

Thank you for your faithful support of our Parish.

Pastor Schoepflin and The Stewardship Committee



At Abiding Presence, we depend on the generous support of members and friends for our ministry. You can contribute through our online giving program. 

Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click "MAKE A DONATION" to contribute online.  

You can also choose to have your contribution sent directly from your bank as a one time, or a recurring contribution saving you time and postage. Simply add the congregation’s name and address on the “add payees” page of your online banking site, and your bank will send a check directly to Abiding Presence. As a benefit to the Church, it helps provide an even cash flow throughout the year helping the church more effectively and easily meet budget goals and manage expenses. 

Thank you to those who have been mailing in their offering envelopes.  We appreciate your faithful support of our Parish. 


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. 

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Altar Flowers -$40.00

Candles of Grace - $20.00

Sanctuary (Vigil) Candle - $15.00

Wine and Bread - $15.00



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. 

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Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companions in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. There are major humanitarian concerns for both internally displaced people and refugees. Many of these Ukrainians fleeing their homes need shelter and such basic necessities as food, water and toiletries. Care for people also includes pastoral and psychological support to address the trauma they’ve endured. 

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Donation envelopes are also available in the narthex. Donations can be placed in the offering plate. Please make checks payable to Abiding Presence Church, and indicate Lutheran Disaster Response Eastern European Crisis on the memo line.



Through a generous gift of Erwin Zimmermann in memory of Bill Atkinson, a scholarship fund has been established at Abiding Presence. Bill’s sister, Martha Haynes, also made a gift to the fund in memory of her brother. The fund is not intended to be a memorial for Bill Atkinson only. 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. 

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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!

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. 

Click here to get started!


At Abiding Presence we depend upon the generous support of members and friends for our ministry. 

If you are led to make a gift electronically, for general ministry support or for a specific purpose, 

we thank you in the name of Jesus Christ. You are a blessing to our congregation and to those our congregation serves. 

This convenience is offered for times when travel or other circumstances might prevent you from attending church. You can make a one time offering, set up recurring donations, or give a gift for a specified purpose. Some payments are also possible (preschool payments, payments for flowers, etc.). There is also a place to help offset the transaction fees of this online service—adding that to your gift is greatly appreciated.

The first time you go to the giving website, click on ‘Create Profile’ on the right side of the page and enter your email address and a password, then enter other details to create your profile. You can then proceed to make contributions as needed on the left side of the page. You can also make a contribution using an app on your mobile phone or iPad. For Android users, go to the Play Store and search for ‘GivePlus’; for Apple users, go to the App Store and search for ‘Give+’.


You will have to register yourself on your mobile app in order to use it, please be sure to use the same email address and password you register on the website to be sure all your contributions are grouped together.