St. John’s Happenings

News Update From Centre Street Food Pantry:  An average of 138 families have taken home bags of good food each month – this is up from 111 in 2012!  As we move forward, some items that are needed:  peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, cereals, meals in a can and individually wrapped toothbrushes, which the Pantry is giving out this month as their Valentine gift!  Your donations can be left at the Saint John’s Giving Tree.  

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 9, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Please Note:  Mark’s office hours at Saint John’s will be 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday rather than Saturday this week.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him

Sunday School News:

The Church School will be having class this Sunday, February 9th. 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

A Big Thank You to all who have signed on for Coffee Hour!  There are only two more dates to be filled:  March 2 and April 27.  Please take the time to sign up for one of these dates – the list is posted on the Parish Office door.  Thank you!

Pledge Envelopes for 2014 can be found on the table in the Loring Room. 

Please Take Note:  If you are not receiving The Eagle newsletter electronically and would like to, please let us know.  We have noticed that some newsletters sent to are bouncing back as undeliverable.  Our hosting company has been notified, but the issue seems to be with Verizon.  If you are using Verizon and notice that you have not been receiving the monthly newsletter, please let us know.  In this instance, perhaps you have another email address we could use?   Please provide that to us by emailing it to  Thank you

Available Altar Flower Date:   If you are interested in having altar flowers dedicated in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a person or event, the following date is open:  February 16.  Please speak to Cleo Messinger or email her at  Thank you

The Next Book Group Meeting will be 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!

Saint John’s Calendar

Sat. Feb.  8   11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop  (lower hall)

Sun.          9     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.       11     7:30 pm    Vestry Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.     13     7:30 pm    Choir Rehearsal  (upper hall)

Sat.          15                       Gift & Thrift Shop Closed 

Sun.         16     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)


Sunday, February 9, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Brian Goeselt  –  1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16]

Lector:  Patty Schoeck  –  Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12]

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:13-20

Acolyte:  Hannah Goeselt

Altar Guild:  Jane Huston

Ushers:  Peter Brown, Alec Schoeck

Coffee Hour:  Cate Drislane

Collection:  Patty Schoeck, Cate Drislane

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

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