On behalf of our church family, I’d like to extend a special welcome to our visitors.

My hope and prayer for visitors and regular attendees is that our interactions will bring glory to God. 

Our church is a place where everyone is welcome to worship no matter what their background

or how they choose to express themselves.

Your presence in our congregation is truly a blessing, and we look forward to praying, celebrating, 

and coming together as a community in the eyes of our Lord.

If you would like to take part in any of our ministries at Abiding Presence Church,

please contact Pastor Robert Schoepflin at 631-269-6454.

Visit our MINISTRIES page for more information.


The Northport Rotary Club is running its annual book drive this May to support basic education and literacy for children. All books will be given to Hindi’s Libraries, a Long Island not-for-profit organization, that donates books to more than 350 organizations nationwide spanning across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Africa, India, and Israel.

Organizations include homeless shelters, foster care agencies, low-income schools, legal aid societies and hospitals.

Abiding Presence Church is collecting New and Gently Used books for infants through young adult (board books, picture books, chapter books, novels).

We will not accept coloring books, activity books, study material, cookbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, games, and prayer books. Gently used books should be free of tears, stains, marks and missing pages.

A collection bin is located in the narthex for your donation.


CHANGES COMING TO PASTA AND THE WORD - beginning in July, we will be changing our date to serve from the 4th Saturday to the 3rd Saturday of each month.  We are also able to resume inviting guests to dine in the fellowship hall.  In order to provide this service, we need many more volunteers.  If you are interested and able to help, or just want more information, please contact Lisa McCaffrey.

We continue to serve our brothers and sisters in Wyandanch on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The next opportunity to serve is Saturday, May 25.  If you have friends or family who you think might be interested, please invite them. 

Of course, we are primarily in need of you - your food donations and your time. If you are able to volunteer onsite or provide a tray of pasta or meatballs or brown bag lunches, please let us know. Here is the wish list of items needed for this meal:

Trays of cooked pasta

Fresh or frozen meatballs

Forks, knives and spoons

Paper napkins

Jarred pasta sauce

Boxes of pasta

 (ziti, penne or farfalle type - please no long spaghetti or linguine)

Salad fixins' - including lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, croutons

Complete brown bag lunch - includes sandwich, snack, fruit and water. 

(If you are making complete lunch bags, please write the type of sandwich on the outside paper bag)


Lunch components:

Sandwiches - PBJ or meat and cheese

(preferably turkey, chicken or beef bologna, no ham please)

Whole fruit or fruit cup

Water bottles


 (cookies or chips)

Brown lunch bags

Sandwich and snack size zipper lock bags

Please let us know how you can help. You can send an Email reply to lmccaffrey@hotmail.com.

Thank you for your support of this ministry!

VBS 2024 - SCUBA diving into friendship with God

We are currently 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.


Join us for BINGO Night at Abiding Presence Church, Saturday, June 1 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (21 and older please). 

$15 per person includes Bingo card. Coffee and dessert are included with admission. 

Wine, beer and snacks will be available for purchase. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a raffle basket from Oheka Castle. 

Max attendance is 75. DON'T DELAY!

Please call 631-269-6454 if you would like to attend.


Northport Pridefest begins Friday, May 31 at 12pm with the Flag Raising Ceremony at Northport Village Hall.

Pridefest in the Park will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 12:30pm - 5:00pm at Northport Village Park.

More details can be found in the flyer below.

Download the Northport Pridefest 2024 Event Schedule here.


Abiding Presence Church and Preschool will be reaching out to our community and participating on Saturday, June 15 from 10 am - 4 pm.

This is a perfect opportunity to introduce our preschool and invite members of our community to visit our worship services and upcoming events at Abiding Presence. 

Who better to spread the word than members of our congregation?  You can help by offering a few hours of your time. Please sign up at the narthex table to volunteer to help or call the church office 631-269-6454.



On Sunday, June 16, at the 9:30 am liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, we will acknowledge all persons who will be graduating from high school, college, or graduate school. 

It has always been our custom to have the graduates wear their caps and gowns (if possible) and gather in the narthex for the procession.  It is our personal request that, if you will be graduating or have graduated this year, you be with us for this wonderful occasion. 

Sunday, June 16th is also Father’s Day. We will have a special Blessing of Fathers during the liturgy. 

Letters and questionnaires were mailed to all graduates. Please return your completed questionnaire to the church office or call 631-269-6454 with your information before June 9.  


Join us Saturday, July 27 at 6:30pm for fireworks night and family fun at Fairfield Properties Ballpark as the LI Ducks take on the Lancaster Barnstormers!  

Download the flyer below to sign up. Payment is due by June 16.

Download the LI Ducks game flyer here.



Each week we will celebrate a different theme. Children will be in air-conditioned classrooms to create fun crafts, listen to a story, use sensory play tables, and enjoy snack together. Parents provide nut free snacks and water bottles for their child. Outdoor time will include water tables, bubbles, and chalk time. We also gather in Good Shepherd Hall for play, songs, cozy coupe drives, tricycles, and games.

Registration forms are below for downloading. Please contact Ms. Diann Lastihenos; Preschool Director with questions or concerns 631-269-4898. 

Cost is $175. per week. A nonrefundable $50 for each week is required to hold your spot. Checks made payable to Abiding Presence Preschool. Payment must be made in full by June 13.

Summer Programs

9:00 am-11:30 am Tuesday - Thursday


July 9 - 11

Under the Sea

July 16 - 18

Colors Everywhere

July 23 - 25

Cool Treats

July 30 - August 1

Princesses and Superheroes

Ages 18 months to 4 years of age entering PreK.

 *All weeks are in session pending enrollment ratios are met.

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.