First Communion Lunch & Learning Event

All Children who wish to learn more about Holy Communion are invited to lunch and learning event with the Pastor at 12:15pm, Sunday, November 6th. We will serve subs from Subway. The cost is $4 per person.

Whether a child (or even an adult) is preparing to receive the sacrament for the very first time, or simply wanting to be reminded what Holy Communion is all about, all are welcome to attend this event.  Pastor’s presentation will be geared for all ages.

Please sign up in the Narthex at the Sign-Up Station.

(At least one parent must attend with their child.)


Come have family fun with the Enviro-Venture at Camp Agape in Fuquay-Varina.  There will be lots of activities for the entire family!  There is a $20 per person entrance fee.  Pre-register on the Camp Agape website to ensure a t-shirt and/or to bring a pot of chili! (One free entrance with each crockpot of chili that you bring.)

  • Hike-a-thon
  • Basket Raffle
  • Nature Stations
  • Chili Cook-off
  • Fling a pumpkin
  • Zip-line
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Cool T-shirt

Trunk or Treat!

Join in the fun on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Decorate your car and/or trunk and bring goodies for the kids.

Kids join the Halloween parade and trick or treat from trunk to trunk through the church parking lot.  If you would like to be a “host car” or have kids who want to join the parade, please sign-up in the narthex at the sign-up station.

Questions? call Sharon Early at 919 649 9092

Let’s have a ghostly good time!

Thanksgiving Meals for Five Local Families

APLC will be collecting Thanksgiving dinner ingredients for five local families.  In addition to the food, there are two infants on the list who could use additional items (i.e. 2 diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, diaper cream, etc.).  The items will be collected in the kitchen on November 20 and delivered that afternoon.  Please sign up on the bulletin board to donate items or to be a delivery driver.  If you have questions, contact Megan Perry at (910)514-8260 or

Blood Drive

We will be hosting a blood drive in the bloodmobile on Sunday November 6 from 9:00 until 1:30. In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, they are now at 1,264 units lost in the Carolinas due to cancellations. If you are interested in donating blood, please sign up.  If you have any friends or neighbors interested in donating encourage them to sign up. It has been a while since we have hosted a drive so let’s fill this one up! You can sign up online at by clicking on sponsor code and entering Abiding Presence or you can contact Beth Hartzell at or by phone at 919-557-0778 for assistance signing up and she will sign you up. Every donation saves 3 lives and all donations are appreciated.  I hope to see you there!

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

A.P.E. Kids Youth Group is putting together Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes as their Advent service project. We are collecting new toys, school supplies, hygiene items and accessories for children ages 2-14 that will fit in a standard shoebox. Donation box is in the Narthex and items are needed by Nov. 13th. More information on the program can be found at .

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, September 18th

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As we are invited today to consider what it means to be managers (rather than owners) of all that we have, it is crucial to recall that we are bought with a price. “Christ Jesus, himself human, . . . gave himself a ransom for all.” Apart from the generosity of God we have nothing—we are nothing. By God’s gracious favor we have everything we need.

Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113 (7)
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

Color: Green

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, September 11th

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Sept. 11, 2001, is a day the world will never forget. Remembering this day of suffering and anguish also brings to mind stories of profound courage and compassion. Luke’s parables show two people who search diligently for something they have lost. Today is a time to remember not only what has been lost, but also what has been found, recovered, and celebrated as people all around us continue to work together to heal and restore important things that are too easily broken or lost. Who should you remember today because they refused to give up on a person or an idea that others said was lost and not worth the effort to reclaim?

Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10 (1)
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

Color: Green

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, September 4th

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Called to contemplate the cost of discipleship today, we might be helped by translating Paul’s request to Philemon into our prayer of the day: Refresh my heart in Christ. Strengthened by the company and forgiveness of the Christ in the blessed sacrament and recalling God’s grace in remembrance of baptism, we can be strengthened in this hour to “choose life”—to choose life in God as our own.

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1 (3)
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 21st

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Remember the sabbath day. Call the sabbath a delight. This is the Lord’s day, and the Lord will do for us what the Lord does: feed us, forgive us, help and heal us. Rejoice at all the wonderful things God is doing.

Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8 (4)
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

Color: Green