Reminder ~ Spring Forward:  Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 9th.  Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour.

St. John’s Happenings

Centre Street Food Pantry News:  What is needed?  I’m glad you asked!   Hot or cold cereals, meals in a can, large size diapers and toiletries are always good things to pick up. Your donations can be left at the St. John’s Giving Tree. All contributions are greatly appreciated!

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 9, 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 9th.  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

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, next 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 Episcopal City Mission is co-sponsoring THE VIGIL, a moving film about faith and immigration reform in the U.S.  There will be a free screening of this new film today, March 6 at the West Newton Cinema on Washington Street.  There will be a reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed by the screening at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited – please RSVP at  (See poster on Parish Office door)

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.    8   11:00 am – 4:00 pm   Gift & Thrift Shop  

Sun.            9     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)

Tues.        11      7:30 pm   Vestry Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.      13      7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal  (upper hall)

Sat.           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)


Sunday, March 9, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Bryn Wood  –  Romans 5:12-19

Lector:  Kevin McGee  –  Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 4:1-11

Acolyte:  Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Suzanne Rodkey

Ushers:  Suzanne Rodkey, Tom Wood

Coffee Hour:  Marjorie Carey

Collection:  Patty Schoeck, Phoebe Robinson Foley

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

( or Kristin Knudson-Groh (