The Mission Fields (Page 3)

Tuesdays and Saturdays in the garden

Spinach and lettuce should be growing within the month in St. John’s Parish Garden in Strasburg, and the weeds are already flourishing! Regular gardening help is needed on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. until dark, and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon. This Saturday, tomatoes, green beans and corn will be planted. Enjoy some time in the country…

Tending the garden: volunteers needed

In late April, volunteers were hard at work at St. John’s Parish Garden in Strasburg (see photos). According to Doug Brown, on whose property the garden is located, “We picked a lot of rocks, planted oodles of potatoes, expanded the fencing, and picked weeds.” Doug anticipates the weeds will be growing quickly, and is seeking…

Shop for a Cause: Support Building Hope

You can support Building Hope, St. John’s ministry which provides a safe place for discussion and sharing for high school students experiencing homelessness and other challenges, by shopping at Park City on Saturday, April 26. Here’s how you can help: Contribute $5 to the Hempfield Food Bank; Visit ten booths and have them sign your card;…

Garden volunteers needed April 26

Earlier this month, onions, garlic, kale, sugar snap peas, hull peas, Swiss chard, spinach, carrots, lettuce and cabbage were planted at St. John’s parish garden at the home of Doug Brown and Angela Cuthbert in Strasburg. Doug reports that the plants survived this morning’s snow and cold temperatures (see photo). Volunteers are again needed on Saturday,…

Volunteers needed for garden ministry

St. John’s will once again have a parish garden. A garden was faithfully maintained by the Martins for many years and this year it returns, but to a different location – at the home of Doug Brown and Angela Cuthbert in Strasburg. The produce grown will supplement our food pantry, be distributed at Community Breakfast,…

Operation Understanding, Sunday, March 23

We are pleased to report that St. John’s will be receiving two grants from Operation Understanding this spring in support of Building Hope and Eagles Nest. These grants provide important financial support to our Jubilee Ministries. Please consider their generosity when making your offering in support of Operation Understanding this Sunday, March 23.

Plastic shopping bags needed

Can you help? The Lancaster County Council of Churches is in great need of plastic shopping bags to be filled with food they give out each week. Anne Labat-Gepert will be in the back of the church after the 8 and 10:15 a.m. services on March 23 and 30 to collect. Thank you!

MDG Valentine’s Day Challenge

Aside from the business of flowers, cards and candy for special people close to you in the celebration of Valentine’s Day, think about those less fortunate who would smile at your gift of any type of food items for St. John’s Food Bank. Imagine if each of us brought just one item and the numbers…