From our Baptismal Covenant

Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers ?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Book of Common Prayer, pages 304-305

The organized ministries listed in this section provide ways to learn and grow and become engaged in the community of St. John’s.
Adult Education (Click here for more information)

Bible Study Contact: Debbie Cortes
Men’s Group Contact: Frank Gundersen

Aging in Place (Click here for more information)

Contacts: Libby Hubbard, Janet Stevenson

Alcoholics Anonymous (Click here for more information)
Altar Guild

Altar Guild members care for the linens and prepare the altar for services
Contacts: Billy Wresch

Blood Drive

Give the gift of blood – hosted twice a year. Contacts: Julie Griffin (summer); Anne Pace (winter)

Blue Theology

The Blue Theology Group partners with local educational organizations focused on marine biology. Hands-on projects include beach clean ups, oyster gardening, and scientific data collection. Contact: Jesse Lebus

Buildings & Grounds

Buildings & Grounds manages all maintenance issues for the parish. Contact: Mary Lee Citrino, Kirsten Heinemann, Rob Muller

By-laws (Click here for more information)

Contact: Trudy Calabrese

Caring Connection (Click here for more information)

Contacts: Meg Floyd-Jones, Gina Jacobsen

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Flower Committee members work in small teams, choosing and arranging flowers for the church. Contact: Vasana Hildebrand

Grow to Give Garden (Click here for more information)

Contact: Seamus Mitchell

History (Click here for more information)

St_Johns_Seal-2The History Committee of St. John’s Church is a study group which meets periodically to research and discuss the history of the parish and the community of Cold Spring Harbor. The Committee spearheaded the effort to restore the “Founders” graveyard above the church.



The Hospitality Team organizes refreshments for Coffee Hour each Sunday following the 10:00 a.m. service, Lemonade on the Lawn during the summer, special events, receptions and celebrations. We keep the kitchen stocked and organized for church fellowship events. Please volunteer to host a Coffee Hour. You will find it an easy and fun way to offer hospitality to parishioners and our guests. Contact: Patty Mahder


The House Committee assists with the improvement and upkeep of the interior of the buildings. Contact: Samantha Gellert

New Member Ministries

The New Member Ministries group sponsors special events and programs for integrating new members into the life of the parish. Contact: M.L. Citrino

Nominating for Vestry

The Committee welcomes suggestions for candidates from members of the parish. The basic requirements to be considered for a three-year term on the Vestry include: having been baptized, regular attendance at Sunday services and active financial support of St. John’s. In addition, a warden must be confirmed in the Episcopal Church. Please verify your candidate’s interest before contacting a member of the Nominating Committee. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Mahder or one of the members of the nominating committee, either of the Wardens, or the rector.

Office Volunteers

Office Volunteers help with a variety of tasks, including reception, phones, computers, printing, mailings, and office coverage in the Parish Administrator’s absence. Contact: Sue Waiter

mission_0042Outreach (Click here for more information)

Contact: Sabine Blohm, Mark Hopkinson

Parish Archives & Library

The Parish Archivist accessions and files various church documents and photos from 1831 to the present; our librarian accessions new books and organizes our library collections. Contact: Herman Heinemann

Pew Books

The Pew Books Committee ensures that the Hymnals and Prayer Books are in good order and supply in the church. Contact: Jo Alfenito

Service Opportunities Calendar

fair-6773smSt. John’s Christmas Fair (Click here for more information)

Contacts: Sealy Hopkinson

St. John’s Day Camp (Click here for more information)

Contact: Kerith Freidberg

St. Matthias Fellowship (Click here for more information)

Contact: [email protected]

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