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.

This Year's Project

In 2021, St. John’s project for “God’s Work. Our Hands.” will be to prepare for our first food distribution as part of our new Nurture our Neighbor food ministry. Through this new ministry St. John’s will directly serve our neighbors by providing bags of food staples one Sunday a month. On “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday, September 12, we will come together to pack bags of food immediately after the Sunday service. On Sunday, September 19, we will distribute bags to our neighbors.

In preparation for September 12, we are collecting the following food items. They can be brought to the church any Sunday morning during worship.

Beans – dry or canned, black or pinto preferred
Cereal and/or Oatmeal
Macaroni and cheese
Pasta sauce and/or Canned Tomatoes

Canned Vegetables
Canned tuna or chicken
Peanut Butter
Canned Fruit and/or Applesauce
Graham crackers

We are also collecting allergy-sensitive donations of SunButter and gluten free pasta.

  • Cans or plastic containers, as opposed to glass, are preferred.
  • Please check your items for expiration dates. Expired items cannot be distributed.

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). We have also collected diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB).

The donations we receive always exceed our expectations as the generosity overflows to assist people in need.


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