St. John’s Happenings

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry:

Soup Season is Coming!  The Food Pantry needs lots of canned soup, along with cereal, granola bars, coffee and canned fruit.  There has also been a request for larger sized diapers (size 4-6).  If you could take advantage of a sale, or have a coupon for them, they would be greatly appreciated.  Limited access to diapers has been cited as a major source of stress for low-income families.  Thank  you for your continued donations

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service, August 25, 2013.  Child Care will be provided.

Mark holds office hours at Saint John’s on Saturday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him

Request for Help from the Centre Street Food Pantry:  On Monday Morning, August 26th – helping hands are needed once again for a pick up at the Greater Boston Food Bank.  If you can help load up the truck at the food bank, transportation will leave Newton no later than 9 a.m.  Or, you could help at the other end to unload the truck at the pantry at 11 Homer Street, Newton Centre, they will arrive back at 10:15 a.m.  Please send an email to if you can help on either end. Thank you!

Summer Office Hours:  The Parish Office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. through Labor Day.  As always, voicemail messages will continue to be retrieved daily!

Sunday School News:

Church School classes will resume in the Fall.  If you are interested in helping with Church School, please speak to Kate McKey-Dunar, or email her at   

Next Sunday, September 1st:

5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II ~ followed by our final first-Sunday-of-the-month Community Cook-Out on the Otis Street lawn.


The Deadline for the September edition of The Eagle is Tuesday, September 3rd.  If you have an article or notice you would like to be in the St. John’s Newsletter, please send it to John Evans  Early submissions are appreciated.  Thank you


Coffee Hour Sign-Up Sheet for September – November is now posted on the Parish Office door.  Please take the time to sign up for an upcoming Sunday.  Participating in this essential and fun part of fellowship at St. John’s is easier than you think!  If you are interested in hosting one, there are plenty of veteran coffee hour providers who could guide you and answer your questions. Thank you!


ST. JOHN’S COOKBOOK! We are starting to compile recipes for the new St. John’s cookbook. The categories are appetizers and soups, entrees, desserts, and, of course, drinks. We would love all families to contribute 2 recipes which fall into different categories. You can submit your recipes, under the tab “What We Do”, by emailing it to, or filling out a form in Kate McKey-Dunar’s mailbox. We would like your recipes by the end of August.Thank You!


Mark your Calendars:   Scheduling for a new SAINT JOHN’S PICTORIAL BOOK for 2013-14  has now been determined!  The first three Sundays in October:  6, 13 and 20 Alastair Battson will be taking photographs following the service of all members, friends and anyone who cares to have a formal picture taken.  These pictures will be available for reprints and cards, etc. for a fee (all proceeds to go towards the upcoming church improvements), and will then go into the Pictorial Book.   Please stay tuned – more information will follow!


Saint John’s Calendar:

Sun. Aug. 25   10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                      Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark Edington                          

                           5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Sun. Sept.   1     5:00 pm   Holy Eucharist, Rite II (in Church)

              Community Cook-Out (on Otis St. lawn)

Celebrant and Preacher:  The Reverend Todd Miller

                           5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (lower hall)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Eucharistic Minister:  Kate McKey-Dunar  –  Hebrews 12:18-29

Lector:  Susan Volkmar  –  Jeremiah 1:4-10

Gospel Reading:  Luke 13:10-17

Altar Guild:  Libby Seaman

Ushers:  Gary Messinger

Collection:  Cate Drislane, Alastair Battson

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