St. John’s Happenings

Preparing for the New Heating System:   There will be a Special Work Day – This Saturday, August 10th  from 8 – 11 a.m. St. John’s Junior Warden, Alastair Battson, and members of the Buildings and Grounds group would love to have extra helping hands to help clear out the basement undercroft of the church.  This area needs to be cleared out in preparation for the removal of the oil furnace.  Installation of the new gas furnace begins in late August!  If you can spare a couple of hours, it would be greatly appreciated!

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry:

Hunger is not on vacation!  Our Christmas Giving Tree reminds us that donations are still very much needed.  Many children are now home from school and hungry for a good breakfast and lunch.  The Centre Street Food Pantry is especially in need of a variety of soups, meals in a can, jelly and jam, cereal and coffee (ground or instant).  Thank  you

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service, August 11, 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 atmark.edington@gmail.com.

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 kemckey@gmail.com.   

Summer Coffee Hour:   For the months of July and August we will keep the fellowship of coffee hour super easy! We encourage folks to drop off a package or two of cookies and/or lemonade and iced tea to have in reserve.  It will be easier if you bring in bottles/cans/containers of cold drinks so that things do not need to be mixed causing additional clean up.  Your donations can be left in the kitchenette or refrigerator off of the Loring Room.  Thank you

Date to Remember:

September 1:  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.


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!


Community News

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is attempting to raise awareness for the need for foster families in our community.  If there is room in your home and heart for a foster child, please see the flyer posted on our bulletin board in the upper hall that outlines the steps to becoming a Foster Parent.


Saint John’s Calendar:

Sun. Aug. 11   10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                      Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark Edington                          

                           5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Sun.          18   10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                      Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark Edington                          

                           5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Eucharistic Minister:  Bryn Wood  –  Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Lector:  Patty Schoeck  –  Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

Gospel Reading:  Luke 12:32-40

Altar Guild:  Cleo Messinger

Ushers:  Gary Messinger, Alastair Battson

Collection:  Tim Strayer, Tom Wood

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

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