This Week’s St. John’s Happenings

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 to Marjorie Carey for delivering our donations to the Pantry!

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and 10:00 a.m. Holy Baptism and Eucharist Service, April 27, 2014. Child Care will be provided.

Mark’s office hours at Saint John’s will be Sunday afternoon 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him at

Sunday School News:
Church School will start downstairs at 10 am. We will be coming up early to the service, though, to see the baptism of Olivia and Arya Moore.
Next Sunday starts the Church School’s Haiti Fundraiser. We will be having a bake sale after service through the month of May. Come ready for some delicious treats!
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 There are two Sundays remaining: May 25th and June 22nd. Please see the sign-up sheet on the Parish Office door. Thank you!

This Year’s Deanery Confirmation Service is Saturday, May 10th, 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church, Needham, The Right Reverend M. Thomas Shaw, presiding. All are invited to attend in support of our own Christian Goeselt, as well as seven other confirmands from our joint Newton Episcopal Confirmation Class.
Save the Dates: Saturday, May 24th and May 31st : ̶ Spring Work Days, 9 am – 10:30 am. We have many projects inside that need to be done. And, for all our gardeners, Rose Yevich, will organize some planting of bulbs. If you have any free time that morning, please plan to come and lend a hand. More details will be forthcoming. Thank you, and if you have any questions, please speak to Junior Warden, Laura Brewer.

Saint John’s Calendar


Sat. April  26   11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop

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

Sun.           27     8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                          10:00 am  Holy Baptism and Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Wed.          30  7-9:00 pm  Bowen Workshop (lower hall)

Thurs. May 1     7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

Fri.               2     Bowen Yard Sale Set-Up

Sat.               3     Bowen Yard Sale (Otis Street lawn)

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

Sun.             4      8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                           10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

                          5-7:30 pm  Confirmation Class (at St. Paul’s)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Eucharistic Minister: Jessica Zabchuk – 1 Peter 1:3-9
Lector: Jeff Barrell – Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Gospel Reading: John 20:19-31
Acolyte: Ian Groh
Altar Guild: Suzanne Rodkey
Ushers: Suzanne Rodkey, Gary Messinger
Coffee Hour: Marjorie & David Carey
Collection: Patty Schoeck, Laura Brewer
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