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. We are very grateful to Marjorie Carey for her tireless efforts in picking up and delivering contributions and volunteering at the Pantry.

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. service.  Robert Schoeck is the Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service, January 12, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Mark holds office hours at Saint John’s on Saturday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.  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 for newcomers to St. John’s. If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Kate McKey-Dunar at

There will be no Church School January 19th because of MLK weekend.

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

Coffee Hour Sign-Up Sheet for January – April, 2014 is now posted on the Parish Office door.  Please take the time to sign up for a Sunday.  Participating in this essential and fun part of fellowship at St. John’s is easier than you think!  If you are interested in hosting one, there are plenty of veteran coffee hour providers who could guide you and answer your questions. Thank you!

Annual Reports:  All committee reports for the 2013 Annual Report Booklet should be submitted by Friday, January 17th.  Please send your report electronically, (preferably copy-ready) either as an attachment, or in the body of an email to  Or, feel free to leave your report in Paula’s box in the office.  Thank  you for early submissions!  Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 26th.

Available Altar Flower Dates:   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 dates are open:  January 19, February 16 and 23.  Please speak to Cleo Messinger or email her at  Thank you

The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, January 21 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!

St. John’s Gift and Thrift Shop:  The popular Winter Season half-price sale will take place Saturday, January 25th.  Please stop in to say “hello”, and shop for some bargains!

Saint John’s Calendar

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

Sun.          12    8:00 am    Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                       10:00 am    Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant:  The Rev. Mark D. W. Edington

Preacher:    Robert Schoeck

5:00 pm    OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Tues.        14    7:30 pm     Vestry Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.      16    7:30 pm     Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

Sat.           18                        Gift & Thrift Shop Closed

Sun.          19    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)

Mon.         20                      Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Sunday, January 12, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Laura Brewer  –  Acts 8:14-17

Lector:  Alec Schoeck  –  Isaiah 43:1-7

Gospel Reading:  Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Acolyte:  Ian Groh

Altar Guild:  Kristin Knudson-Groh

Ushers:  Candace Jones, Alec Schoeck

Coffee Hour:  Jennifer Nolan

Collection:  Laura Crain, Alastair Battson

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

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