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 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

OUR MISSION  

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. 

LENTEN CALENDAR AND EVENTS

MONDAYS in LENT

The Holy Eucharist: 7:30pm

 

WEDNESDAYS in LENT

10:30am & 7:30pm

Pot Luck Suppers 6:30pm

 

HOLY WEEK

The Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

 9:00am & 11:00am


Monday of Holy Week

 Holy Communion 7:30pm


Wednesday of Holy Week

 Stations of the Cross 7:30pm


Maundy Thursday

 Holy Communion, Foot Washing 10:00am

Holy Communion, Foot Washing, Stripping of Altar 7:30pm


Good Friday

 12:00 noon & 7:30pm


Holy Saturday

 The Great Vigil of Easter: 7:30pm


Easter

 Holy Eucharist 6:30am (Sunrise at Sunken Meadow Beach)

9:00am & 11:00am (Abiding Presence Church)

 

ONLINE GIVING QR CODE

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.


PHOTO PRIVACY POLICY

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 and Submission Policies are below.


Photo Submission Policy here.

Photo Privacy Policy here.


WORSHIP AND BIBLE STUDY SCHEDULE

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.


Monday Evening Worship

7:30am/In person

Download the bulletin here.


Wednesday Morning Lenten Worship and Holy Communion

Our theme this year is "Guided to The Cross"

  February 28, March 6, March 13, March 20

10:30am/In person


Wednesday Morning Bible Study

We will be reading “The Day Christ Died,” by Jim Bishop.

11:00am during Lent/In person


Wednesday Evening Lenten Potluck Supper

6:30pm

Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship and Holy Communion

Our theme this year is "Guided to The Cross"

February 28, March 6, March 13, March 20

7:30pm/In person and Livestream via YouTube here.


Taize Worship

Taize is evening prayer for all Christians. It is a simple meditative form of worship, calling us to dwell on Christ’s presence within and around us. Prayerful silence, music, and short readings guide the focus of prayer in a calming candle-lit environment.

Friday, March 1

7:00pm/In person and Livestream via YouTube here.

Download the bulletin here.


Men's Breakfast and Bible Study

Saturday, March 2

8:00am/In person at Abiding Presence Church (Good Shepherd Hall)


Sunday Worship/Sunday School

The third covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the central one of Israel’s history: the gift of the law to those God freed from slavery. The commandments begin with the statement that because God alone has freed us from the powers that oppressed us, we are to let nothing else claim first place in our lives. When Jesus throws the merchants out of the temple, he is defending the worship of God alone and rejecting the ways commerce and profit-making can become our gods. The Ten Commandments are essential to our baptismal call: centered first in God’s liberating love, we strive to live out justice and mercy in our communities and the world.

9:30am/In person and Livestream via YouTube here.

 


SENDING OF HOLY COMMUNION

In the days before the pandemic (sometimes it's difficult to remember that time!) a group of loving people would bring Holy Communion directly from worship (before the benediction) to homebound members who were unable to attend church. We would love to restart this important ministry. Whether you were one of those ministers or think you might like to be one now, please let Pastor know. A training/informational meeting will be scheduled. 


Once we restart this ministry, we will cease weekly distribution of the Sacrament in front of the church following worship.

ALTAR DEDICATIONS

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.