Welcome to Abiding Presence Church,

I gladly welcome you to join our community of faith regardless of age, race, or orientation.

Our church is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in our community and in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. 

I invite you to join us for worship.  The worship and Bible study schedules are listed below.  For those who are not able to be physically present, please know that our prayers reach out to you as well. 

If you are unfamiliar with our church and are interested in learning more about our parish, please contact me at 631-269-6454 and I will be glad to answer any questions you might have.   

Visit our News/Events page here for upcoming events, Summer Camp, and activities in our church and community.

God's Blessings and Peace be with you,

Pastor Robert Schoepflin

Gathered by Christ, Growing in faith, Sent to serve, All are welcome!


For The Beauty of The Earth; Abiding Presence Choir


Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow in our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives.

At Abiding Presence, we give thanks to God for 60 years of ministry in this community and commit ourselves to carrying this ministry forward in the name of Jesus as the Spirit leads us.


  Every service that we livestream is kept here on our YouTube channel and on this page of our website

for future viewing.

8:00am - Summer Sunday Eucharist at Sunken Meadow State Park

July 28, August 11, 25

Directions are here.

9:30am - Sunday Worship

In person and Livestream via YouTube here.

7:30pm - Monday Evening Worship

An abbreviated version of Sunday worship with Holy Communion.

In person only


9:30am - Wednesday Worship and Bible Study at the Beach

Boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park




The Beach Walk will take place on Monday, August 5 from 3 pm – 7 pm. We will begin at Sunken Meadow Parking Lot 3 and end at Jenn’s Bench at the Bluff. 

Registration is $50.00. Please see the attachment below for registration and payment information. 

Additional flyers are available at church.

Download the Memorial Scholarship Beach Walk flyer here.

VBS SCUBA CAMP 2024 - diving into friendship with God

Plans are being made for children to have a great VBS experience making new friends, singing and playing, making crafts and snacks all while learning Bible stories and growing in faith. 

Below is a link to a wish list of various supplies needed for VBS week August 18 - 23.


We kindly ask that purchased items be brought to the church during office hours of

9 am and 1 pm and are delivered by Friday, August 9. I am happy to coordinate a different pick-up option if you cannot make it when the church is open.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and are sure to make VBS Scuba Camp an amazing undersea adventure.

Please feel free to contact Aubrey Minton at 631-655-8228 or email aubrey.minton@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

Thank you in advance for your generosity,

Aubrey Minton

APLC Christian Education

We are still accepting registration for

VBS  "SCUBA" diving into friendship with God.

Camp will be held AUGUST 19 – 23


Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

for children in grades N3 - 5.

Children in grades 6 and above can sign up as volunteers to help!  

Detailed information can be found below.

Download the invitation to VBS letter here.

Download the registration form here.

Download the Photo Release form here.

Download the Safe Environment form here.


The mission of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, a spiritual home centered in Christ and community, is to share Jesus’ love in our words and in our works as we welcome all to the family of God. 


In an effort to provide members with easy access to online giving, we created a QR (Quick Response) code.

A QR code is a type of bar code that is used to access online information through your smartphone.

To use the QR code, simply open the camera app on your phone. Point the camera at the QR code. Tap the banner that appears on your phone. Then follow the instructions to complete your transaction. 

We hope that this will be a convenient way to provide a safe, contactless method of giving for our members.

If you wish to set up reoccurring donations, visit out GIVING page here.


Altar Flowers, Sanctuary Candle, Candles of Grace, and Holy Communion (Wine and Bread) may be dedicated each week by filling out one of the altar charts located on the wall near the coat closet entrance in the church narthex. 

You can also call the church office at 631-269-6454 with your dedication request.

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. Money donated towards altar dedications is used to offset the cost of supplies and materials that are used in various dedications. 

You will be sent an invoice for your dedication. Please see the cost of each below.

Altar Flowers -$55.00  

Candles of Grace - $20.00

Sanctuary (Vigil) Candle - $15.00

Holy Communion (Wine and Bread) - $15.00

Thank you in advance for your support. 


At church events and fundraisers photographs and video may be taken and used for promotional purposes on our church website, publications, and social media.

If you do not wish to have your photo included, please tell the photographer or contact the church office prior to the event.

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church Photo Privacy, Submission Policies, and Photo Release forms are below.

Photo Submission Policy here.

Photo Privacy Policy here.

Photo Release Form here