Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. If you are in need of pantry staples such as cereal, pasta, peanut butter, and canned goods know we can help! No questions are asked. To get to the food pantry enter our parking lot on Mulberry Street and follow the sidewalk into the courtyard. There you will find friends ready to assist you!

For those who would like to help keep our food pantry stocked, donations are accepted anytime! Monetary donations and non-perishables (especially canned meat and tuna) are always appreciated. Items requested include:

  • Tuna/Chicken in water
  • Vegetables(green beans, corn, mixed veg)
  • Canned fruit/fruit cocktail
  • Cereal
  • Spaghetti
  • Misc. Pasta
  • Tuna/Chicken Helper
  • Mac and cheese
  • Soup (tomato, chicken noodle, vegetable), etc.
  • Baked beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice

Household size toiletries:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers

Our neighbors’ needs have grown during this pandemic, so we’ve set up an Amazon Wish List so people can have food sent directly to us:

Thank you!

Community Breakfast

Volunteers from St. John’s prepare and serve a hot breakfast for up to 200 people from the community at St. John’s, on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. Help is always appreciated from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast Circle

Martha’s Ministry

Members as well as friends of St. John’s gather to knit and crochet. Making and providing prayer shawls and pocket-size prayer shawls is a specialty of this group. They also sponsor a “St. Nick’s Knits” sale at the end of November with a variety of items. Monies received support other Jubilee Ministries. Our needle workers can be found gathered in the Parish Hall on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. and between services on Sunday mornings. We welcome beginners, rusty and seasoned stitchers. Donations of yarn are welcomed.

Angel Tree

Angel TreeThis ECW sponsored Advent project provides Christmas gifts for needy children in the community. Volunteers prepare the 100 tags for parish acquisition, organize the incoming packages, and assist with the holiday distribution.

Mental Health/Substance Abuse

St. John’s provides a meeting space for AA, NA, and VA groups five times each week.

Betty Finney AIDS Memorial Garden

AIDS Memorial GardenThe garden, located in the Mayor Janice P. Stork Corridor Park (formerly “Linear Park”) on West Lemon Street in Lancaster, honors more than 450 Lancaster residents lost to HIV/AIDS, their courageous caregivers, and faithful advocates. Volunteers do general garden maintenance.


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