St. James Lutheran Church



Altar Guild:

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


Lois Rudin:

Bible Studies:

Thursdays from 11am to 12:30pm in Youth Room.  All welcome.

Women’s Bible Study:

Usually meets several times a year for a 6 or 12 week session from 7pm – 8:3o pm in Youth Room

Bonnie Spiegel:

Buildings and Grounds:

Help maintain buildings and grounds on a year round basis.


Ed Spear:

Care Givers:

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

Bonnie Spiegel:

Cancer Support Group:

Meets every first and third Wed. from 2pm – 4pm pm in the Youth Room.

Ed Spear:

Grief Share:

For all who are grieving our the loss of a loved one. Meets several times a year for 16 sessions in church Library from 7 – 8:30

 Contact:  Bonnie Spiegel:

Children’s Christian Education:

Pre-School School, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School

Meredith Johannson (Pre-School):
Karin Ryan (VBS):

Crafts and Fun:

Learn to quilt, Meet for fellowship.

 Contact: Barbara Fischer(Piecemakers)

                  Karin Ryan (Craft Fair):


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: Jim Sauer:

 Lay Ministers: Read God’s Word at Services assists in distributing Holy Communion.
Contact:  Christine Eriksen
 Men’s Ministry: Help the men of our congregation grow in faith, fellowship and Christian service. Contact:  Pastor Neil Mittelstaedt: pastorneil@stjlc.comMusic Ministries:


 Christine Kenny: (Choirs, Bells, Brass Ensemble, Contemporary Worship Band


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: Lauretta Sauer : 

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.


Rosemarie Sandhop (Prayer Chain):

SJ Cafe:

Fellowship Hour after 10:00am  Service,  and second Sunday of each month after both 8:30 and 10am Services in Parish Hall. Coffee, tea and baked goods are served.

Contact: Durinda Dalton:


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

 Contact: Craig Riha:


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

Contact: Paul Monthie:

 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.


Christine Eriksen:

Young Family Ministry:

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


Carol Mittelstaedt:


Enroll your child in Confirmation, Lead a Confirmation class, chaperone a youth event,


 Paige Jelinek Director – Youth Ministry