Marriage Feast at Cana(circa 1150)
Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of
Judith Ressmeyer Hinsch
Friday January 14 at 12:00 noon

A private family memorial gathering and funeral on Friday, January 14 will be held at Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church.

The congregation and community are invited to attend the service virtually via YouTube at 12:00 p.m.:

Download the worship bulletin here.

Interment will be private.

Due to Covid, a memorial service celebrating Judy's life will be held at a later time.

9:00 AND 11:15 A.M.

Dear friends,
Please come to worship this Sunday as we celebrate the Second Sunday after Epiphany at St. Andrew's at 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. in person, or at 9:00 online via YouTube. It's also Pledge Card Sunday; we would love for you to join us!

Saint Andrew's offers worship services in-person and online, trusting in the Holy Spirit that unites us whether we are in the same place. Worship at 9:00 in the sanctuary is livestreamed via the link below. The same link connects to the recorded service for those unable to attend on Sunday morning.

  • Download the worship bulletin here

  • Join worship on YouTube here

Worship and Sunday School Schedule
Worship Service: 9:00 A.M.
Sunday School:  10:15 A/M.
Worship Service: 11:15 A.M.

Links to online worship and worship materials are available in our weekly worship and newsletter emails, on our website and on our Facebook page, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church of Smithtown.

Communion Practice at Saint Andrew's

We celebrate the Lord's Supper distributed from the altar.

The Pastor, wearing gloves, places an individual wafer into each communicant's hand and the worship assistant offers an individual, pre-filled disposable cup of wine to each communicant.

Communion is continuous; please follow the ushers' guidance on when to come forward.

After you receive communion from the altar please drop the disposable (and recyclable) communion cup into the bowl offered by the usher.

Please remember:
  • you may take either the bread, or the wine, or both elements
  • if you prefer to use a pre-packaged communion set, please let the usher know when you come into worship
  • those not communing are invited to receive a blessing


In-Person - Would you like to host coffee hour after worship? Sign up through the church office at 631-265-2288 or by email at

Online - Zoom coffee hour is available for folks worshiping online and those who would like to join them. Here is the standing invitation for virtual fellowship following worship so that we can see and chat with other worshipers via our phones, tablets, or computers.

Zoom Coffee Hour after worship January 16 from 10 AM onwards

Meeting ID: 958 3173 5410 - Passcode: 241515

Dial in for telephone (audio) only: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
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Come join in study, conversation, and prayer Wednesday, January 19 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. as we discuss the interweavings of love and justice in Scripture and in our lives today.

Meeting ID: 935 2459 3747 - Passcode: 827318

Dial in for telephone (audio) only: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
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The Hinsch family thanks you for your prayers. If you would like to share comments, please visit the Caring Bridge link established by Judy and John's children:

The Wedding at Cana (1984) Sadao Watanabe
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana


St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
30 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
phone: 631-265-2288 fax: 631-265-4873
The Rev. Susan E. Shelhart, Pastor
Music Ministry: Kyungwha Chu
Seminarian: Jean Dougherty