St. John’s Happenings

Update From Centre Street Food Pantry:  What is needed?  I’m glad you asked!   Peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, hot or cold cereals, meals in a can and toiletries. Your donations can be left at the Saint John’s Giving Tree.  The Food Pantry is very grateful for your continued donations.  Thank you!

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service, February 23, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Mark’s Saturday office hours at Saint John’s will be 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him at

Please Note:  Mark and Judy will be traveling to a family wedding next weekend.  Mark will have no office hours on Saturday, March 1st.  Please join us in welcoming The Reverend Richard Simeone who will be our Guest Celebrant and Preacher on Sunday, March 2nd.

Sunday School News:

The Church School will not be having class this Sunday, February 23rd due to school vacation week. If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Kate McKey-Dunar at

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 Coordinator, at

The Next Book Group Meeting will be next Tuesday, February 25th at 7:30 p.m.  We will be discussing “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and author Rachel Joyce.   Please join us – we welcome all to our small, but enthusiastic group!

Ash Wednesday, March 5th, 7:30 p.m. at The Parish of the Messiah, Auburndale The Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist service begins our observance of Lent.  St. John’s will join Trinity Church, and Saint Paul’s Church in this shared service.

Diocesan News:

The Countdown to summer camp begins!  The Barbara C. Harris Camp is now accepting registration for campers in grades 4-7, 8-9, and 10-12.  BCH is a place where all campers feel accepted, loved and are able to develop lasting friendships.  Trained counselors work closely with campers to support them in their faith formation and personal journeys.  If you would like more information, please see the 2014 brochure in the Loring Room, or go to


Saint John’s Calendar

Sat. Feb.  22   11:00 am – 4:00 pm   Gift & Thrift Shop  

Sun.         23     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)

Tues.        25      7:30 pm    Book Group Meeting  (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.      27      7:30 pm    Choir Rehearsal  (upper hall)

Sat. Mar.   1    11:00 am – 4:00 pm   Gift & Thrift Shop  

Sun.           2      8:00 am    Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                         10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Guest Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Richard Simeone

5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, February 23, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Laura Brewer  –  1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23

Lector:  Jeff Barrell  –  Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:38-48

Acolyte:  Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Kristin Knudson-Groh

Ushers:  Jeff Barrell, Gary Messinger

Coffee Hour:  Nicky Chapman

Collection:  Laura Brewer, Christopher Carter

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

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