St. John’s Happenings



Have you stopped on the Lowell Street walkway to see the St. John’s Fairy Garden?  It is a lovely creation of plantings and greenery, with a bridge, animal figures, gnomes and a miniature table and chairs!  Thank you to Rose and to her little helping hands for this little Garden of Eden.

Centre Street Food Pantry:  The need for food does not take a vacation!  Our Christmas Giving Tree reminds us that donations are still very much needed.  Please keep the Food Pantry in your thoughts this summer – the shelves will be in need of re-stocking!  Thank you

If you are free to do a delivery of St. John’s contributions while Marjorie is away this summer, the Pantry is open every Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. and the 1st Saturday of each month 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Contact Paula for any further information you may need.  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 Service, June 22, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Please Note:  This Sunday is our final service at 8:00 a.m.  It will be back on the calendar on Sunday, September 7th.

Mark’s office hours at Saint John’s will be this Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him at

Church School is on hiatus for the summer. The nursery is available every Sunday, though. Church School will start up again in September. Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to the fall!

Summer Office Hours:  The Parish Office will be open TuesdayWednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. through Labor Day.  As always, voicemail messages will continue to be retrieved daily!

Summertime Coffee Hour:   For the months of July and August we will keep the fellowship of coffee hour fuss-free.  We encourage folks to drop off a package or two of cookies and/or lemonade and iced tea to have in reserve.  It will be easier if you bring in bottles/cans/containers of cold drinks so that things do not need to be mixed causing additional clean up.  Your donations can be left in the kitchenette or refrigerator off of the Loring Room.  Thank you


Monday Lunch at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Monday June 30 is our next turn to serve lunch at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen.  Due to the construction at the Cathedral, the lunch program has been relocated to St. John the Evangelist Church, located at 35 Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill.  For those travelling from Newton, let’s meet at St. John’s Newtonville with a departure time of 11:00 for the trip downtown.   If you are coming from a downtown location, meet us at St. John the Evangelist at11:45.  And for those who cannot attend but would like to contribute, please bring cookies or bars (homemade or store bought) to church on Sunday June 29.  If you have any questions, please contact Libby Seaman, 617-251-5629.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

      June 29July 6 and July 13 – St. John’s will be worshipping at Trinity Church, Newton Centre.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m.  Celebrant and Preacher will be The Rev. Mark D. W. Edington.

      July 20, 27 and August 3 – St. John’s will host our friends from Trinity Church with The Rev. Todd Miller as Guest Celebrant and Preacher.  The service on July 27 will be at 5:00 p.m., with a cookout following.

Saint John’s Calendar

Sun. June 22    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  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Thurs.      27     4-7 pm   CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

Sun.          29 10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

(@ Trinity Church, Newton Centre)

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, June 22, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Bryn Wood  –  Romans 6:1b-11

Lector:  Cleo Messinger  –  Genesis 21:8-21

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 10:24-39

Acolyte:  Macy Wood

Altar Guild:  Cleo Messinger

Ushers:  Alastair Battson, Gary Messinger

Coffee Hour:

Collection:  Patty Schoeck, Rose Yevich

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

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