Abiding Presence Church



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. If you would like to make a donation, please click here

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.

Painting and Wine Party

Join us on Saturday, June 4th from 7:30pm - 10:00pm in Good Shepherd Hall for a fun evening of painting, wine, and raffle baskets! This event is for adults only 21 and over. The cost is $40.00 per person and includes 2 drinks, light snacks, charcuterie board and all paint supplies. Tickets will go on sale, Sunday, May 1st. A signup sheet will be in the narthex. Payment is due at sign up. There is a maximum capacity of 50 guests so act quickly! More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Flowers for Pentecost

Orders and dedications for Pentecost flowers can now be placed on the chart at the narthex table. Dedication requests can also be submitted via email to nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com.  The cost per plant is $7.00. You will receive an invoice for your purchase. Flowers will be planted throughout the church landscaping after Pentecost. 

Baccalaureate Liturgy

On Sunday, June 19th, at the 9:00 am liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, we will acknowledge all persons who will be graduating from high school, college or graduate school. Sunday, June 19th is also Father’s Day. We will have a special Blessing of Fathers during the liturgy. 

An invitational letter and questionnaire was mailed to all graduate students. Please respond by mailing in your completed questionnaire or call the church office at 631-269-6454 with your information.

Summer Bible Study

at the Beach

During July and August, we will continue our tradition of moving our Wednesday Bible Study to the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park.

Wednesdays we will begin at 9:30 am with worship and then move into bible study until 11 am.

This year’s theme is “Walking by the water with God”. We will explore water themed stories of salvation, healing, and hope. Please join us!

Summer Mass on the Grass

This summer, in lieu of Sunken Meadow Beach worship, Mass on the Grass will be held at Abiding Presence.  The dates are listed below.  All are at 8am, followed by the 9am liturgy in church.

July 10

July 24

August 14

August 28

Abiding Presence Preschool

is Hiring!

We are in need of an After Care Teacher Assistant and 2 Lead Teachers for Summer Camp. Please call the Preschool office to discuss these wonderful job opportunities. 631-269-4898

APLC Good Shepherd Hall

Air Conditioning Fund

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. Online contributions can be made here.

Altar Dedications

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

Altar Flowers -$40.00

Candles of Grace - $20.00

Sanctuary (Vigil) Candle - $15.00

Wine and Bread - $15.00

APLC Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund has been established at Abiding Presence. 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. If you would like to make an online donation to the APLC Scholarship Fund, please visit this page. Be sure to indicate APLC Scholarship Fund in the comments.

Attention Thrivent Members!

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

Visit the THRIVENT website here.

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. 

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