St John’s Happenings

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry:   Please continue your thoughtful and generous giving!  The Pantry is in need of:  diapers and wipes (adult too), canned meats and fish, meals in a can, canned soups and toilet paper and other toiletries.  Also, if you have any extra brown grocery bags, they can be put to good use!  Please continue to leave your donations on the right side bench in the long hall – along with vocally spreading the word about the Pantry!  Thank you


Shaw’s Market is currently sponsoring a “Monopoly” game as a shopping premium. Shoppers receive a set of chances in a Monopoly-style game, one possible prize in which is a Shaw’s Gift Card. Here’s an idea for the coming season of Lent: Let’s shop at Shaw’s and collect any gift cards we win to give to the Centre Street Food Pantry! We’ll keep them in a secure place in the church office.

The Reverend Richard Simeone is our Guest Celebrant and Preacher at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, this Sunday, February 15, 2015.  Child Care will be provided.

Church School News:

This Sunday, February 15, and Sunday, February 22, there will be no Church School due to school vacation week.


If your internet service provider at home is Verizon — and particularly if you have an e-mail address that ends in — there’s a good chance that you aren’t receiving The Eagle or any other notices posted on the Eagle List. The reason for this is not entirely clear to us, but we know that a great many folks with such addresses have been unsubscribed from the Eagle List all at once—which makes us think that perhaps it was done automatically, and not voluntarily.

Please let us know if you wish to be receiving the Eagle, haven’t been, and have such an address. We’ll figure out something.

The 2015 Parish Directory is now available!  Please pick up your copy – they can be found on the small table in the Loring Room.  Thank you to Alastair and all who helped to get this produced!

Recipes and Memories, the new St. John’s cookbook, is out! We will be selling these wonderful gifts for $15. This cookbook contains recipes from our members now and from previous cookbooks made at St. John’s. Make sure to get your copy – there are available in the Parish Office!  Kate McKey-Dunar

A Big Thank You to all who have signed on for Coffee Hour!  There are only three more dates to be filled:  March 15, 22, and 29.  Please take the time to sign up for one of these dates – the list is posted on the Parish Office door.  Thank you!

Ash Wednesday, February 18th, 7:00 p.m. at The Parish of the Messiah, Auburndale The Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes service begins our observance of Lent.  St. John’s will join Trinity Church, and Saint Paul’s Church in this shared service.

The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m.  We will be discussing “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult at this meeting.  Reminder:  Please come with a mystery book recommendation for our March selection!  Please come and join us!

This Week at Saint John’s

Saturday, February 14       

9:00-11:00 am  Zen Group Meeting (upper hall)

11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

Sunday, February 15      

         8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Guest Celebrant and Preacher: The Reverend Richard Simeone

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Tuesday, February 17

   2:00-6:00 pm  Trumpet Lessons (lower hall)

7:00 pm  Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (upper hall)

Wednesday, February 18

         7:00 pm  Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes (@ The Parish of the Messiah)

Thursday, February 19

         7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, February 21       

9:00-11:00 am  Zen Group Meeting (upper hall)

11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

Sunday, February 22      

         8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, February 15, 2015   

Eucharistic Minister: Edward Dunar  –  2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Lector:  Peter Brown  –  2 Kings 2:1-12

Gospel Reading:  Mark 9:2-9

Acolyte:  Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Cleo Messinger

Ushers:  Candy Jones, Peter Brown

Collection:  Kristin Knudson-Groh, Libby Seaman

Coffee Hour: The Chapmans

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