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St. John’s Happenings

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Jeffrey Mills our Preacher at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I Service, March 30, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Please Note:  Mark’s office hours at Saint John’s will be Sunday 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 30th.  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!

The Deadline for the April edition of The Eagle is Monday, April 7.  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

The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m. We will be discussing “The Monuments Men” and author Robert M. Edsel.    We will also discuss and confirm our book for the May/June meeting.  We welcome newcomers – please come and join us!

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

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, 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

Sat. Mar.    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

Thurs. Apr.  3      7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal  (upper hall)

Sat.                5    11:00 am – 4:00 pm Gift & Thrift Shop

Sun.               6      8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                             10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (lower hall)

3-6:00 pm  Boston New Music Initiative Rehearsal (upper hall)


Sunday, March 30, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Jessica Zabchuk  –  Ephesians 5:8-14

Lector:  Peter Brown  –  1 Samuel 16:1-13

Gospel Reading:  John 9:1-41

Acolyte:  Abby Strayer

Altar Guild:  Suzanne Rodkey

Ushers:  Suzanne Rodkey, Peter Brown

Coffee Hour:  Kelly & Peter Brown

Collection:  Tim Strayer

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

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