St. John’s Social Ministry strives to lead the members of the congregation, both individually and corporately, to witness their faith through commitment to serve the needs of our community, nation, and world.

ELCA World Hunger Appeal

We are significant supporters of the ELCA World Hunger Appeal.


Lutheran Disaster Response

We sell and serve Fair Trade coffee/tea/chocolate at fellowship time, supporting Lutheran World Relief’s Coffee Project.

ELCA Global Mission Missionaries

St. John’s supports our work in the world through our missionaries, The Rev. Dr. Eric and The Rev. Wendolyn Trozzo in Malaysian. Click here to learn more about their work.


Christmas at Sea

St. John’s knits and crochets hats and scarves, which are delivered in December to Seamen’s Church Institute’s east-coast headquarters in Port Newark.


We use fairly-traded palms (Eco-Palms) for Palm Sunday.