St. John’s Happenings


There’s an important date we hope is on your calendar:  March 29 at 4:00 p.m.

A Celebration to honor Mark as the eleventh Rector of Saint John’s Parish!

Please call 617-964-2591 or email 

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 I Service, March 23, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Please Note:  Mark’s office hours at Saint John’s will be Saturday afternoon 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 be having class this Sunday, March 23rd.  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


Meditations for your Lenten Journey
The Charles River Deanery Lenten Meditations are now online. They cover the last 3 weeks of Lent and Holy Week with reflections from parishioners all over the Deanery.

Upcoming Lenten Offerings from Bethany House of Prayer:

Tuesday, April 1, Refreshment Day – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm   A unique quiet day with art, silence and reflection.  All are welcome!

Wednesday, March 19 and April 16 – 7:00 pm ~ Contemplative Evening Eucharist   Join the quiet stillness, pray, listen, sing and share Eucharist.  All are welcome!

For more information on the above events and much more, please see the print out on the bulletin board in the upper hall.

Saint John’s Calendar

Fri. Mar.  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 I

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.)

Wed.         26   6-9:00 pm  Bowen’s Search Comm. Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.      27       7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal  (upper hall)

Sat.           29                       Gift & Thrift Shop Closed

4:00 pm  The Institution of The Reverend Mark David

                                                  Wheeler Edington v Dinner to follow

Sun.          30       8:00 am   Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                           10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Celebrant:  The Rev. Mark D. W. Edington

Preacher:  Jeffrey Mills

5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Mon.         31           Noon   The Cathedral Soup Kitchen


Sunday, March 23, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Rob Schoeck  –  Romans 5:1-11

Lector:  Kristin Knudson-Groh  –  Exodus 17:1-7

Gospel Reading:  John 4:5-42

Acolyte:  Ian Groh

Altar Guild:  Kristin Knudson-Groh

Ushers:  Jeff Barrell, Alec Schoeck

Coffee Hour:  Catherine Drislane

Collection:  Cate Drislane, Jeff Barrell

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

( or Kristin Knudson-Groh (