Ministries

  • ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH MINISTRIES

 

Altar Guild:

Prepare altar for Services- linens, chalices, wine, garments, etc.

 

Contact:

Lois Rudin: larudin5@optonline.net

 

Bible Studies:

Thursdays from 10am to 11am in Youth Room.  All welcome.

Small Group Bible Study:

Groups of three or four meet weekly to discuss Scripture reading that was agreed upon by group the prior week.  Groups are either all men or all women.

Contact:  Pastor Neil (men): pastorneil@stjlc.com

Women’s Bible Study

Kathy Cortelyou : kathryncortelyou@aol.com

 

Buildings and Grounds:

Help maintain buildings and grounds on a year round basis.

 

Contact:

Ed Spear: els100@aol.com

 

Care Givers:

Provide support to members of the congregation as well as the community, as the need arises.

 

Contact: Deacon James Lundgren: jrlundgren@aol.com

Pastor Neil Mittelstaedt: pastorneil@stjlc.com

Connie Marohn (Bereavement): tmarohn@janney.com

Rosemarie Sandhop (Meals): roseandlou24@aol.com

Don Reinertsen (Transportation): musictruck@optonline.net

 

Children’s Christian Education:

 

Pre-School School, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School

 

Contact:

Meredith Johannson (Pre-School): meredithpreschool@stjlc.com

Karin Ryan (VBS): karinryan1@yahoo.com

Torun Reduto: (Sunday School): sundayschool@stjlc.com

Joan Reinertsen: (Christian Education): musictruck@optonline.net

 

Crafts and Fun:

Learn to quilt, Meet for fellowship.

 

Contact:

Pat Acello (The Piecemakers): sjacello@optonline.net

Herb and Marie Petersen (Craft Fair): mepquilt@aol.com

Geri Wiegert (Marty’s Gang)agwiegert@optonline.net

 

Evangelism

Welcome newcomers, spread the Good News to others, community involvement,and invite others to fellowship and worship. Organize and assist Pastor in New Member Classes and home visits.

 

Contact: 
Kathy Cortelyou: mud53@aol.com

GREETERS:

Greet worshippers when they enter and leave church and make them feel welcome.  Engage newcomers to tell them about our church and invite them to return.

 

Contact:

Durinda Daltondurindadalton@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lay Ministers:

Read God’s Word at Services assists in distributing Holy Communion.

Contact: John Goblerpjgobler@optonline.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Ministry:

Help the men of our congregation grow in faith, fellowship and Christian service.

 

Contact:

Pastor Neil Mittelstaedt: pastorneil@stjlc.com

 

 

Music Ministry

Musicians, singers (adults and kids), Bell Ringers and puppeteers for worship services.

 

ContactDon Reinertsenmusictruck@optonline.net (Choirs, Bells, Brass Ensemble)

 

Kyle Brower: nbfc161@optonline.net (Wednesday Night Band)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outreach:

Help with STJLC missions: Lutheran World Relief, Women’s Shelter, Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree, Soup Pot Collections, Smithtown Food Pantry, Bake Sales, Clothing collections.

 

Contact: Lois Rudin: larudin5@optonline.net

Prayer Meetings:

Friday Mornings from 8am-9am in Church.  All welcome

Prayer Ministries:

Compile information about those who request our prayers and place on the Prayer List and Prayer Chain.

Contact:

Rosemarie Sandhop (Prayer Chain): roseandlou24@aol.com

 

Bonnie Spiegel(coordination leader, nursing home bulletins): ladybon@optonline.net

 

 

SJ Cafe

 

Fellowship Hour after 10:00am Service in Parish Hall.  Coffee, tea and baked goods are served.

 

Contact:  Durinda Dalton: durindadalton@gmail.com

 

 

Stewardship:

Assist with recruiting members for all ministries, help make giving a priority.

 

Contact: Jeff Johnston: jjcamaro2010@gmail.com

 

 

 

Ushers:

Greet worshippers, hand out bulletins, collect offering, guide congregation at Communion.

 

Contact: Paul Monthie:  monthie@optonline.net

 

Worship Leaders:

Assist in preparation of church for Worship Service, lead congregation in prayer, assist in distributing Holy Communion, read God’s Word at Services and assist in any other capacity as needed.

 

Contact:

Deacon Jim Lundgren: jrlundgren@aol.com

 

Young Family Ministry:

Contact young families and introduce them to our church and other families.  Arrange Baptisms and Family Worship Services, Weddings

 

Contact:

Carol Mittelstaedtcarolmittel@aol.com

 

 

Youth:

Lead a Confirmation class, chaperone a youth event

 

Contact:

Ryan Howard: Director of Christian Education: ryan@stjlc.com

 

 

If you have any questions about these or other ministries at STJLC, please contact Kathy Cortelyou- kathryncortelyou@aol.com, or fill out a yellow worship card located in the pews or on the tables in the Parish Hall or Narthex.