St. John’s Happenings

Parish-Wide Spring Clean Up: This Saturday, May 24th and May 31st  –  9 am – 10:30 am.  We have many projects inside that need to be done. And, for all our gardeners, Rose Yevich, will organize some planting of bulbs.  If you can come on either or both mornings, it would be much appreciated!  Thank you, and if you have any questions, please speak to Junior Warden, Laura Brewer.

Also, this Saturday, May 24, following yard work at St. John’s, we will construct our very OWN container gardens for either sun or shade (less than 5 hours of sun/day) locations.  We will have many different varieties of plants available (see photos) for use.  Bring containers with soil (we can supply some soil). If you don’t have a container and don’t mind spending a few shekels to buy one, please contact Rose (, and we will get you started!

Centre Street Food Pantry Open House and Community Thank You Day will be Sunday June 1, 3-5 p.m.  Stop by to celebrate the new space and meet new Manager, Natalie Surmeli.  The Pantry is at 11 Homer Street, Newton Centre (Trinity Church), entrance on Furber Lane.

Please leave your donations for delivery to the Pantry at the Saint John’s Giving Tree in the Parish Hall.  Especially needed:  soups, meals in a can and pasta.  Thank You!

The Reverend Richard Simeone is our Guest Celebrant and Preacher at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, May 25, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Sunday School News:

Haiti Fundraiser:  This Sunday is the last day of the Bake Sale! Come ready for some delicious treats!

Pentecost fun for Children! On June 1st we will be preparing a craft to use on Pentecost (June 8th). We will be making “flame” pins for the congregation to wear during the Pentecost service. Make sure to be there on June 1st for this fun activity!

Teacher Recognition/Last Day of Program Year: June 8th is the last day of the program year for Church School. It is also Teacher Recognition day. Children will be in church to hand out the “flame” pins and to celebrate their teachers. It will be a fun Sunday!

Summer Office Hours:  Beginning the week of June 1st, 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!

An Invitation:  All are invited to attend the ordination of Robert H. Schoeck, Saturday, June 7th, at 10:30 a.m., at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston.  Please see the invitation posted on the Parish Office door.

News from Other Parishes:

1000 Mugs Sale, May 31 at Trinity Newton

Saturday, May 31 is the 1,000 Mug Sale!  All are invited to attend!  Father’s Day and graduations are all on the way.  The sale of the mugs supports the education of children in Khethani Township, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.  The mugs are made by potters connected with the Harvard Ceramics Studio.  They range in price from $25.00 to $32.00. The 1,000 Mug Sale is in the Dunbar Room of Trinity Parish, 11 Homer Street, Newton Centre, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  See poster on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wellesley

St. Andrew’s is once again offering classes in Education for Ministry.  Classes begin in September and meet Thursday mornings throughout the school year.  Interested persons should contact Ellen Staelin at 781-235-8746.

Saint John’s Calendar

Sat. May 24       9:00-10:30 am  Parish Spring Clean-Up Day

                           Gift & Thrift Shop Closed                                                                                

Sun.         25       8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                          10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Guest Celebrant and Preacher:  The Reverend Richard Simeone

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Mon.        26       Memorial Day

Thurs.     29       7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

Fri.          30       6:00 pm  Bowen’s Family Picnic (Otis St. lawn)

Sat.          31       9:00-10:30 am  Parish Spring Clean-Up Day

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

1:00 – 3:30 pm  Piano Recital (upper hall)

Sun. June  1       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)


Sunday, May 25, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Tim Strayer  –  1 Peter 3:13-22

Lector:  Ellie Strayer  –  Acts 17:22-31

Gospel Reading:  John 14:15-21

Acolyte:  Abby Strayer

Altar Guild:  Libby Seaman

Usher:  Peter Brown

Coffee Hour:  Nicky Chapman

Collection:  Tim Strayer, Laura Brewer

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

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