Rev. Travis E. Kern, DMin, Pastor

Service & Outreach

At St. John’s, our hands-on service projects are local.

Feeding the Hungry

We continuously collect food for the Millian Food Bank, feeding our neighbors in Aspen Hill. Millian distributes food to eligible recipients and they regularly empty their shelves at the second Saturday of the month.

Meals and Wheels

Throughout the year St. John’s provides meals to the Interfaith Works Women’s Center (formerly Wilkins Avenue Women’s Assessment Center) by providing “5th Friday” Dinners. On the 5th Friday of the month (for those months with five Fridays), St. John’s provides dinner to the women at the shelter. St. John’s also supplies breakfast items for the following Saturday morning.

St. John’s also provides meals to the students in Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland.

St. John’s members also provide meals to individuals and families who needed extra support during illness or ongoing treatment, those recovering from surgery, and for families in times of grief. Our members have also volunteered to drive to medical appointments and to shop for others.

Supporting Our Senior Community

St. John’s is active in supporting the residents of the Village at Rockville (formerly the National Lutheran Home). Many St. John’s members participate in The Auxiliary of The Village at Rockville

God's Work. Our Hands.

We participate annually in our “God’s work. Our hands” service project. Together with our friends and neighbors, St. John’s works on a project to help our community, supporting our neighbors in need.
More about “God’s work. Our hands” >>


Piecemakers creates warm quilts for those suffering from natural and man-made disasters worldwide.
More about Piecemakers >>

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry provides knitted and crocheted items to those in need of the prayers and comfort of St. John’s.
More about the Prayer Shawl Ministry >>

Providing Meeting Space

St. John’s also provides meeting space for a variety of groups, including:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets on Monday and Thursday nights at 8:00 pm weekly.
  • Al-Anon meets Friday night at 8:00 pm weekly.
  • AA Women meets Saturday at 9:00 am weekly.
  • NA meets Saturday at 7:00 pm weekly.
  • 4-H Lucky Clovers meets the third Friday of the month at 6:30 pm.
  • Garden Club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.
  • Girl Scouts meet every other Sunday.

Monthly Benevolence Offerings

St. John’s provides the opportunity to support various other causes through monthly offerings (in the pink envelopes). This year, we’re supporting the following groups with these offerings:

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