|Celebrating 50 Years of Mission and Service|
APLC's 50th Anniversary Jubilee
On September 22, 2013, Abiding Presence Luthern Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary of mission & ministry!
For all three services that weekend (Sept. 21-22), we will welcome back to the pulpit Pastor Raymond Mitchell, who served APLC from 1966-1973.
At 10:45 on Sunday, we will celebrate with special music and special guests in a festival service.
Later that day, current and former parishioners will gather for a semi-formal party at the Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville. Hors d'oeuvres, dinner, short program, and dancing are all planned for your enjoyment.
Watch for more updates and look for your invitation in the mail. Get ready to celebrate this one-time event!
APLC—Frequently Asked Questions
- Where was the original meeting place for those interested in starting the congregation in 1963? The home of Jack and Louise Wigley on Pennington-Washington Crossing Road in Hopewell Township.
- Where did the pipe organ come from? The 1908 Bates and Cully organ was originally installed in the Zion Swedish Church in Philadelphia. The instrument had been moved to the residence of Mr. Robert Whiting of Schwenksville, PA. The organ was rescued from the barn it was stored in and installed by a group of men in the congregation at an original total cost of $2,000. It was dedicated in 1969. Insurable replacement cost today for the organ would exceed $250,000.
- Which social ministry outreach ministry took place throughout 3 decades of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s? During this period, the congregation partnered with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee service to resettle refugee families from Cambodia, Bosnia, and Afghanistan.
- In 1992, an intergenerational group of parishioners performed a musical titled Lazarus to raise funds and awareness for which issue? World hunger.
- In what year was the most recent building addition of sanctuary, narthex, basement, and expanded parking dedicated? 2001 at a total cost of around $1.5 million.