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 Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, this Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Child Care will be provided.

Mark’s office hours this week will be Saturday afternoon, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him at

Church School NewsThis Sunday, February 8, the children will continue our tradition of preparing for Lent by making and burying Alleluias.  The children will start in church for the 10AM service and will be dismissed to Sunday School.  Child care is available for younger children. If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend Sunday School, willing to volunteer or have ideas about the program, please contact Jennifer Morgan at .


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!

St. John’s Gift and Thrift Shop will have a half- price winter sale at the shop this Saturday, February 7, 11am-4pm.  Come in to shop and to say hello!

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.

This Week at Saint John’s

Saturday, February 7       

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

11:00 am  Gift & Thrift Shop  [half-price sale] (lower hall)

Sunday, February 8      

         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  Confirmation Class (@St. Paul’s)

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Tuesday, February 10

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

7:30 pm  Vestry Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thursday, February 12

         7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, February 14       

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

Gift & Thrift Shop Closed

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)


Sunday, February 8, 2015   

Eucharistic Minister: Brian Goeselt  –  1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Lector:  Libby Seaman  –  Isaiah 40:21-31

Gospel Reading:  Mark 1:29-39

Acolyte:  Christian Goeselt

Altar Guild:  Jane Huston

Ushers:  Alastair Battson, Edward Dunar

Collection:  Libby Seaman, Jeff Barrell

Coffee Hour: Candy Jones

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