8:1:13St. John’s Happenings

This Sunday, September 1st, at 5:00 p.m., we’ll hold our Summer Eucharist Service, a simplified, casual service for a summer evening.  Celebrant and Preacher will be The Reverend Todd Miller.  And, at 6:00 p.m., we’ll adjourn to the Otis Street Lawn for our first-Sunday-of-the-month cookout.  Child Care will be provided. All are welcome!

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

This Saturday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m., there will be a service to celebrate the life of our good friend, Nancy Goldin, who passed away recently.  The family has extended an invitation to a reception that will follow the service at 51 Lincoln, Newton Highlands.  Here is a link to read Nancy’s obituary:  http://beecherflooksfh.com/book-of-memories/1658382/Goldin-Nancy/obituary.php

The Parish Office will return to the regular schedule of Tues.-Thurs. 9am-2pm; Fri. 9am-noon following Labor Day Weekend.

Sunday School News:

Church School classes begin Sunday, September 8th.  They 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.

To register your child for Church School, please go to www.saintjohnschurch.com. The link is on the front page.

We are looking for adults who would like to help with our children. We are in need of people who can teach our children to bake bread, do crafts, and be with them for support. Please take time to see if you are able to help the wonderful children at St. John’s. If you have any questions about the Church School program,  please contact Kate McKey-Dunar at kemckey@gmail.com.


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 atlulululu@rcn.com.  Early submissions are appreciated.  Thank you


Available September Altar Flower Dates:  If you are interested in having altar flowers dedicated in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a person or event, the dates of September 8 and 15 are open.  Please speak to Cleo Messinger or email her:  cleomessinger@gmail.com.  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 at www.saintjohnschurch.com, under the tab “What We Do”, by emailing it to kemckey@gmail.com, 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!


Diocesan News:

The Congregational Resource Day will be held on Saturday, September 28th from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave.  For more information, please see the flyer on the Parish Office door.

Saint John’s Calendar:

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)

Thurs.         5     7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal (upper hall) 

Sun.             8    Church School Classes Begin

                         10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                      Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark Edington                           

                           5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Mon.            9    7:00 pm   Bowen Parent Orientation

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Eucharistic Minister:  Kate McKey-Dunar  –  Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Lector:  Gary Messinger  –  Jeremiah 2:4-13

Gospel Reading:  Luke 14:1, 7-14

Altar Guild:  Kristin Knudson-Groh

Ushers:  Gary Messinger, David Perry

Collection:  Kevin McGee

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

(stjohnnew@rcn.com) or Kristin Knudson-Groh (klkgroh@verizon.net).