Each year, Saint James supports a handful of worldwide missions and local charities and organizations of various kinds. The Missions Committee (one of Saint James five standing committees) meets annually to recommend the organizations to support to the congregation at the November meeting. The Committee then oversees the support of those missions and reports to the congregation on the activities of the organizations we are supporting.Sometimes, the congregation has direct contact with the mission fields we support by sending its pastors there or by having mission trips to the location. Saint James has supported mission trips or pastoral visits to our fellow Christians in India, Juarez, Russia, and the Czech Republic.
Pastor Alex and his wife, Nadia Krongholm and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria
Raeann Ruth and The Portage for Youth, a neighborhood-based after-school and summer enrichment center for young girls and boys in the Dayton’s Bluff area on the East Side of St. Paul.
The Lutheran Heritage Foundation, as they translate Lutheran theological works into 88 different languages, publishing and introducing them into 70 countries around the world.
Bishop Shalem and the pastors and people of the Bible Faith Lutheran Church of India, and the Moriah Children’s Home, and for Dr. Raj Kumar and the seminary in Guntur in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.
The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Czech Republic is a community of Christians – Evangelicals of the Augsburg Confession, who confess the Holy Scriptures as the only rule of faith and Christian life as interpreted in accordance with the Book of Concord.
Pastor Thomas Aadland and Project Timothy – Kenya, as he trains men from Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia at the Matongo seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kenya.
Common Hope, providing food, housing, education and job training to the poor in Guatemala.
Professor Alan Ludwig and the Siberian Lutheran Evangelical Seminary, training and preparing Russian pastors for ministry.
Feed My Starving Children, as they mobilize volunteers to package meals for distribution to children in more than 50 countries around the world.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Home in St. Paul, providing residential care for terminal cancer patients.
Project VIDEO is a bold new media initiative that focuses on equipping and training ethnic evangelists in Asia to proclaim the gospel through video in their own language.
The Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation (CLEF) was officially established on the 18th of March 1993 with the purpose of building an endowment fund to provide scholarships to Lutherans enrolled in accredited advanced academic degree programs. The CLEF has since expanded her program offerings while remaining focused on her founding principles.