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St. John Lutheran Church

Serving In New England
May 27, 2023
Community: BOS- Downtown/General
Partner: East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, St.Andrews UMC
Staff: Tori Snyder, Rebekah Anderson

Team has Arrived!

by Rebekah Anderson | May 28, 2023 6:33 AM

Our team arrived last night. We are looking forward to serving this week! 

Team has Arrived!

Welcome Crew

by Tori Snyder | May 28, 2023 8:45 AM

We have finished morning devotions and we are awaiting the arrival of the rest of the congregation!

Welcome Crew

Sunday Best

by Tori Snyder | May 28, 2023 8:46 AM

Aiden and Nolan ready for church this morning!! Soaking up the sun before service! 
Sunday Best

Church Service

by Tori Snyder | May 28, 2023 1:34 PM

We were blessed this morning by a sermon from a Kenyan Pastor. She spoke of blessings, and how were are blessed even still from the original blessing that was promised to Abraham and his descendents. 

Church Service

Prayer Walk

by Rebekah Anderson | May 28, 2023 1:36 PM

This afternoon we went on a prayer walk around Jamaica Plain. We went with the youth group from St. Andrew’s UMC and spent time praying at different spots near by. We had people stop and ask us what we were doing and were able to pray with them as well! 

Prayer Walk

Community Cards

by Rebekah Anderson | May 28, 2023 1:39 PM

Making cards to pass out during our ministry days to members of the community! 

Community Cards

Weeding at Host Church

by Rebekah Anderson | May 28, 2023 2:18 PM

Our team is beginning to weed outside our host church. This church building houses 3 different congregations who meet throughout the week! By the end the week, the group hopes to plant fresh flowers and mulch. 

Weeding at Host Church

Dinner in the Park

by Rebekah Anderson | May 28, 2023 6:42 PM

Pizza in the park for dinner!! 

Dinner in the Park

Ministry in the Park

by Rebekah Anderson | May 29, 2023 9:13 AM

Today we are going to spend our day doing ministry in the park! 

Ministry in the Park

Tea Time

by Rebekah Anderson | May 29, 2023 9:27 AM

Our group was invited to tea at a member of the church’s house who lives right down the street. Carmen and Jose offered mint tea from their garden and other drinks. We really appreciate their hospitality and friendliness! 
Tea Time

New Flowers and Mulch

by Rebekah Anderson | May 29, 2023 12:38 PM

On Sunday, the group finished weeding, adding fresh flowers, and mulching the front of the church.  This landscaping project was funded by the Westerman Mission Endowment Fund.

New Flowers and Mulch

Morning Devotions

by Tori Snyder | May 29, 2023 3:07 PM

We got to hear from our ATL Bekah this morning for our devotions.  We were encouraged with and reminded of the boldness that we can have because of what Christ has done on the cross for us. 


We have gotten to apply this boldness into our ministry today and hope to continue to do so as we venture around the city a bit on our Duck Tour for the evening. 


Happy Memorial Day!! 

Morning Devotions

Flower Car

by Tori Snyder | May 29, 2023 6:11 PM

Where is Addy?? Just hiding behind all the flowers we got for the church!

Flower Car

Basketball at the Park

by Tori Snyder | May 29, 2023 6:13 PM

This afternoon some of our team enjoyed a friendly game of basketball as we continued to shine a light in the park for memorial day.
Basketball at the Park

Gardening

by Tori Snyder | May 29, 2023 10:02 PM

Lukas digging up weeds! It was a nice time teaching everyone the difference between weeds and flowers! 

Gardening

Tools and Gardens

by Tori Snyder | May 29, 2023 10:04 PM

Boys were working on digging up the flower garden to get it cleaned up for some new plants and vegetables!
Tools and Gardens

Happy Birthday Claire!!

by Rebekah Anderson | May 30, 2023 8:17 AM

We celebrated Claire’s 15th birthday as we closed out Monday!! We got to try a local ice cream shop (JP Licks). It’s been awesome to see how connected this community is. 

Happy Birthday Claire!!

Taking the Train

by Rebekah Anderson | May 30, 2023 8:20 AM

We are on our way to East Boston Community Soup Kitchen. Having lots of fun taking public transportation! We are looking forward to serving today. 

Taking the Train

Catholic Charities

by Tori Snyder | May 30, 2023 10:36 AM

Part of our team serving with Catholic Charities this morning at their food pantry!! 

Catholic Charities

Sorting the Bags

by Tori Snyder | May 30, 2023 10:37 AM

Making sure all the bags have a variety of foods in them before passing them out to community members who are coming by. 
Sorting the Bags

GBCC

by Tori Snyder | May 30, 2023 10:40 AM

The Greater Boston Catholic Charities has been a consistent positive presence in this community for many years. They provide not only free food daily for two different time slots a day but also lots of programs that offer various resources. One of the biggest programs is English Classes. Anyone who wants to learn English can come on by and join the free classes that occur for as long as they would like. 

GBCC

Memorial Day Fun

by Tori Snyder | May 30, 2023 10:41 AM

Last night before the duck tours we had the chance to venture around Boston Common, and we successfully found the Duckings!! 
Memorial Day Fun

Corn Hole in the Soup Kitchen

by Rebekah Anderson | May 30, 2023 10:48 AM

Tucker plays corn hole with friends coming for lunch at the soup pantry! 
Corn Hole in the Soup Kitchen

Cleaning at Church

by Rebekah Anderson | May 30, 2023 10:50 AM

Our group helped clean Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church which houses the East Boston Soup Kitchen.

Cleaning at Church

East Boston Soup Kitchen

by Rebekah Anderson | May 30, 2023 2:34 PM

Today we were able to partner with East Boston Soup Kitchen. This organization provides lunch on Tuesdays to local people in the community.  Mainly people with addictions and who are homeless. On Monday’s they offer groceries. The goal of the soup kitchen is to invite people in with a high quality meal and then offer other services like help with paper work and fresh hair cuts. 

East Boston Soup Kitchen

Lunch time

by Rebekah Anderson | May 30, 2023 2:39 PM

Neysa, Emma, Tucker, and Lucas served in the soup kitchen by bringing plates of food to people and offering condiments! 

Lunch time

Founder of East Boston Soup Kitchen

by Rebekah Anderson | May 30, 2023 2:42 PM

This picture shows the kids with Sandra who founded East Boston soup kitchen and keeps everything running smoothly. Baby Victoria is one of the volunteer’s daughters who comes to hang out while her mom serves. 

Founder of East Boston Soup Kitchen

Food Pantry Crew

by Tori Snyder | May 30, 2023 6:23 PM

We were so blessed to meet Mr. Lowe at the ministry today. He shared with us about the impact this ministry has on his life and those in the community. 

Food Pantry Crew

DAIRY

by Tori Snyder | May 30, 2023 6:25 PM

The dairy farmers passing out Dairy!!
DAIRY

RedSox

by Tori Snyder | May 30, 2023 6:30 PM

After a day of serving our team is representing PPM at Fennway Park tonight!! 

'Secretly wishing it was a twins game'

Shout out to the Mallards for the tickets!! 

RedSox

See ya St. John’s!

by Rebekah Anderson | May 31, 2023 9:47 AM

We said good bye to the team this morning. It’s been a great few days of serving! We reminded the team this morning to go with boldness back home. 

See ya St. John’s!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | June 5, 2023 11:57 PM

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