Rev. Travis E. Kern, DMin, Pastor

“God’s Work, Our Hands”

St.John’s participates in an ELCA “God’s Work. Our Hands” service project each year. The goal of each project is to help support our local community.

What We're Doing This Year

In partnership with Epiphany Lutheran Church in Burtonsville, we are collecting diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB). The GDCDB provides diapers to social service organizations that are already helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. Currently there are 40+ organizations in the Diaper Distribution Network and growing each month. The Distribution Network distributes over 175,000 diapers to more than 4,000 families each month so the need for diapers is great!

How You Can Help

From now until September 9th, you can drop off diapers of any size, newborn through pull-ups, in the “diaper box” in the Narthex. The GDCDB accepts diapers that are completely or partially packaged and will even take diapers in zip lock bags! We’ll be collecting throughout the summer.

On God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday (September 9th), we will count and load up the diapers to take them to the GDCDB where we will have an opportunity to tour the facility and package diapers for distribution. Together we can make a difference for children and families in our community.

What We've Done in the Past

St. John’s has filled hundreds of bags of food to support our neighbors at the Millian United Methodist Food Bank, as well as provided back packs and schools supplies for refugees that were distributed through Lutheran Social Services (LSS).


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