Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck Brunch

  This Sunday January 26th

  Child Care will be provided during the meeting.

Please come and join in – all are welcome!

St. John’s Happenings

News From Centre Street Food Pantry As always, your donations of non-perishable food, household, or hygiene items (esp. toothpaste & shampoo), are necessities that will help to stock the shelves of the Pantry.  Your donations can be left at the Saint John’s Giving Tree.  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, January 26, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Mark’s Saturday office hours at Saint John’s are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him at

Sunday School News:

The Church School classes will be making bread this Sunday, January 26th for newcomers to St. John’s. 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.

The Next Book Group Meeting has been re-scheduled for next Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.  We will be discussing two books on the same topic.  The non-fiction book, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, and the fictional novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis.   Please  join us – we welcome newcomers to our small, but enthusiastic group!

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

Saint John’s Calendar

Sat.  Jan.  25   11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop  (half-price sale)

Sun.           26    8:00 am    Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                        10:00 am    Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

St. John’s Annual Meeting ~ preceded by Pot Luck Brunch

                       2-6:00 pm    Confirmation Class Field Trip to Speakeasy Theatre, Boston

5:00 pm    OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Tues.         28    7:30 pm    Book Group Meeting (Loring Rm.)

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

Sat.  Feb.     1  11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop  (lower hall)

                          9:30 am – 1:00 pm  Reiki Class (Loring Rm.)

Sun.             2    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, January 26, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Marina Matuzek  –  1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Lector:  Cleo Messinger  –  Isaiah 9:1-4

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 4:12-23

Acolyte:  Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Bryn Wood

Ushers:  Gary Messinger, Peter Brown

Coffee Hour:  Pot-Luck Brunch

Collection:  Laura Crain

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