St. John’s Happenings

Great News from the Centre Street Food Pantry! They are moving – but not too far!  The pantry will relocate this spring from Trinity Church to a bigger, ground floor space.  Stay tuned for details on this move!

Groceries needed: Beans, tuna, soups and pasta. Your donations can be left at the St. 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, March 16, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Please Note:  Mark’s office hours at Saint John’s will be Sunday afternoon 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him

Sunday School News:

The Church School will not be having class this Sunday, March 16th.  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

Cathedral Soup Kitchen Lunch Program Monday, March, 31st:   Volunteers from St. John’s are invited to assist in serving lunch to the homeless at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St., Boston.  If you can participate, please plan to be at the Cathedral by 11:45 a.m.  Contributions of finger food desserts (brownies & cookies) may be brought to church on Sunday, March 30th.  Please leave them in the Loring Room and designate them for the Soup Kitchen.  If you are interested in helping and could use a ride to the Cathedral, please speak to Libby or email her at  She will be leaving St. John’s at 11:10 a.m. and returning by1:30 p.m.  Thank you!

From the Altar Guild:

Easter Lilies:  It has been an Eastertime tradition at St. John’s to give donations toward the lilies that adorn our church windows and altar as a way of remembering those who are special to us.  The Altar Guild invites all parishioners to contribute to the Church’s Easter Lilies either “in memory of” or “in thanksgiving for” their loved ones.  Please send or bring your check to the Church Office along with your dedication by Sunday, April 13th.  Thank you


Paschal Candle:  Each Easter the church lights a new Paschal Candle which stands in the front of the church for the Easter season, and is lit for baptisms and other occasions.  This Candle presents a lovely opportunity to give in thanksgiving, or in memory of a loved one.  If you would be interested in donating this year’s Candle, please speak to Kristin Knudson-Groh or to Mark.  Thank you


There will be an Organ Recital featuring our former Music Director, Joseph Fort, at Church of the Advent, Brimmer Street, Boston, this Sunday, March 16th.  The recital begins at 4:30 p.m., preceding Evensong and Benediction which starts at 5:00 p.m.  All are invited!

Diocesan News:

The Countdown to summer camp begins!  The Barbara C. Harris Camp is now accepting registration for campers in grades 4-7, 8-9, and 10-12.  BCH is a place where all campers feel accepted, loved and are able to develop lasting friendships.  Trained counselors work closely with campers to support them in their faith formation and personal journeys.  If you would like more information, please see the 2014 brochure in the Loring Room, or go to

Saint John’s Calendar

Sat. Mar.  15    11:00 am – 4:00 pm   Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

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)

Thurs.      20      7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal  (upper hall)

Fri.           21      7:00 pm   Bowen’s Spring Fling (upper hall)

Sat.           22    11:00 am – 4:00 pm   Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

Sun.          23      8:00 am   Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                          10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

               Coffee Hour & Wedding Shower Reception for

                        Rob Schoeck and Lauren Lenoski

5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

5-8:30 pm   Confirmation Class (@ Saint Paul’s)

Mon.         24   6-9:00 pm   Bowen’s Search Comm. Meeting (Loring Rm.)


Sunday, March 16, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Tim Strayer  –  Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

Lector:  Abby Strayer  –  Genesis 12:1-4a

Gospel Reading:  John 3:1-17

Acolyte:  Abby Strayer

Altar Guild:  Cleo Messinger

Ushers:  Candace Jones, Peter Brown

Coffee Hour:  Jennifer Nolan

Collection:  Tim Strayer

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

( or Kristin Knudson-Groh (