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.  If you are interested in contributing your time to the food pantry,  please email  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 2, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Please Note:  Mark will not have office hours this Saturday, February 1st, as he will be attending the Small Parish Study Meeting.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him

Sunday School News:

The Church School classes will be having class this Sunday, February 2nd. 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 Deadline for the February edition of The Eagle is this Monday, February 3rd.  If you have an article or notice you would like to be in the St. John’s Newsletter, please send it to John Evans at  Early submissions are appreciated.  Thank you

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 use 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

Saint John’s Calendar

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)

Tues.           4      5:30-9:00 pm  Reiki Class (Loring Rm.)

Fri.              7      6:00-9:00 pm  Reiki Class  (Loring Rm.)

Sat.              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)


Sunday, February 2, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Tim Strayer  –  Hebrews 2:14-18

Lector:  Ellie Strayer  –  Malachi 3:1-4

Gospel Reading:  Luke 2:22-40

Acolyte:  Abby Strayer

Altar Guild:  Cleo Messinger

Ushers:  Tom Wood, Alec Schoeck

Coffee Hour:  Nancy & Brian Bowler-Goeselt

Collection:  Tim Strayer

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

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