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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!


Abiding Presence Mass FAQ Part I FAQ Part II

APLC—Frequently Asked Questions

Part I


1. What was the official charter date of Abiding Presence?  On Sunday, September 22, 1963, the congregation gathered at Lanning School on Pennington Road in Ewing for the service for organization.

2. What was the first APLC phone number?   882-7759 Some things don't change!

3.    Who was the first pastor?  Roy Miltner, a student in Switzerland, was called as mission developer by the Board of American Missions of the Lutheran Church in America. Having received the call, he was ordained in his home congregation in Maywood, NJ.

4.   What was the cost of the first building unit constructed in the late 1960’s?  $110,000 Carl F. Jacobelli, Sr. was the contractor for this part of the building, which is mainly the present fellowship hall and choir room area.

5.   Which on going project for college students and young adults serving in the military began in 1976?  “We Care” boxes were prepared by the women’s group. This has turned out to be one of the most popular and appreciated outreach projects over the years.


     Information supplied by Rosemary Sinniger

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church
2220 Pennington Road, Ewing, New Jersey 08638