This Week’s St. John’s Happenings

Easter Sunday, April 20

 10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist

 Parish Pot-Luck Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt

Centre Street Food Pantry:  If you are making a trip to the market, please consider picking up a few items for the Pantry.  Items needed are: cereal, beans, tuna, soups and pasta.  Your contributions are so appreciated, and can be left at the Saint John’s Giving Tree.  Thank you!

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Festival Eucharist Service, April 20, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Please Note:  There will be no 8:00 a.m. service this Sunday.

Sunday School News:

There will not be Church School Easter Sunday. The nursery will be open, though. There will be an Easter Egg hunt after the service. If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Kate McKey-Dunar at

Church School classes are for children aged 3 through grade 6 are held from 10-10:40 a.m., with children joining the service at the Offertory to be with their families for Holy Communion. Our youngest children will be using Godly Play as their curriculum which is a montessori based program. Our older children will be using Feasting On The Word which is a lectionary based curriculum. Questions? Contact Kate McKey-Dunar, Christian Formation

Coffee Hour Sign-Up   Would you consider sharing your time and talent and smile with the parish and host a coffee hour?  It is easier than you think, and a veteran host would be glad to help with any questions you may have.  There remains only two Sundays:  May 25th and June 22nd.  Please see the sign-up sheet on the Parish Office door.  Thank you!

Holy Week and Easter at Saint John’s

Maundy Thursday, April 17

6:30 p.m.  Simple Supper

Honoring the ministry of the Altar Guild

7:30 p.m.  Holy Eucharist and The Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, April 18

7:30 p.m.  Liturgy of Good Friday

at Saint Paul’s Church, Newton Highlands

Holy Saturday, April 19

8:00 p.m.  The Great Vigil of Easter

at Trinity Church, Newton Centre



Save the DatesMay 24th and May 31st

These two Saturday dates will be designated for gardening and winter clean up days at St. John’s.  We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and work until about 10:30 a.m.  Please mark your calendars – more details will be coming!  Thank you


Saint John’s Calendar

Sat. April  19  Holy Saturday  

                         8:00 pm   The Great Vigil of Easter

at Trinity Church, Newton Centre            

                                          Gift & Thrift Shop Closed

Sun.           20  Easter Day        

                       10:00 am  Festival Eucharist

Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark D. W. Edington

Parish Pot-Luck Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Sat.             26    

                       11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop

Vestry Retreat at St. Margaret’s Convent, Duxbury

                      6-9:00 pm  Fellowship Dinner (upper hall)

Sun.            27          

                       10:00 am  Holy Eucharist and Holy Baptism

Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark D. W. Edington

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, April 20, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Brian Goeselt  –  Colossians 3:1-4

Lector:  Peter Brown  –  Acts 10:34-43

Gospel Reading:  John 20:1-18

Acolytes:  Hannah Goeselt, Christian Goeselt, Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Kristin Knudson-Groh

Ushers:  Peter Brown, Alec Schoeck

Parish Pot-Luck Brunch

Collection:  Libby Seaman, Jeff Barrell

If you have any announcements for this bulletin, please contact Paula DiMauro

( or Kristin Knudson-Groh (