St. John’s Happenings

yard sale

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry We’re starting to stock up for summer when families might need a bit of extra support with their children at home for 3 meals a day, plus snacks. Suggestions to donate: coffee, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, juice boxes and diapers.  Please leave your donations on the bench in the upper hall.  As always, thank you to Marjorie Carey for delivering our donations to the Pantry!

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Edward Dunar, M.Div. is our Preacher at the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, Rite II this Sunday, May 31, 2015.  Child Care will be provided.

Church School News: This Sunday, May 31, the children will be learning about Parable of the Sower.  The children will start in church for the 10AM service. Godly Play is offered for children 4 years old through 2nd grade. Older children (3rd – 6th grade) will be assisting with the younger children and participating in the activities. Child care is available for younger children. If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend Sunday School, willing to volunteer or have ideas about the program, please contact Jennifer Morgan at

Coffee Hour Sign-Up Sheet is posted on the Parish Office door.  Please take the time to sign up – the following Sundays are still available:  June 7, 21 and 28.  We will then have our more relaxed Coffee Hour of cookies and cold beverages for July and August. Thank you!

St. John’s Gift and Thrift ShopMark your calendar – the half-price sale at the shop will be this Saturday, May 30th, 11am-4pm, and the final pay day will be June 6thCome in to shop and to say hello!

Summer Office HoursBeginning next week, the Parish Office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. through Labor Day.  As always, voicemail messages and emails will continue to be retrieved daily!

Volunteer for B-Safe this summer!

B-Safe is an Episcopal summer program for “children in need” in Boston.

The program is designed to keep vulnerable children off the streets and in fun academic environments where they can feel safe and prosper.

This is an enormously popular & meaningful volunteer opportunity where numerous types of giving options exist:

July 26 and August 2nd – 1-4:30 PM

Meet and cook meals at St. John’s. Wine and cheese will be provided to enhance the camaraderie.

July 27-30 and August 3-5 – 10:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Serve meals at the Epiphany School in Dorchester & enjoy reading with the children.

July 31  & August 6 – 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Host field trip with games and activities. Picnic-style cooking/lunch @ Houghton’s Pond, Milton MA & Farm Naturel, Lincoln MA respectively.

This great experience will be shared by Newton’s St. Paul’s and Trinity Parish in July and 5 additional parishes in August.

More information will be available after 10AM service at Trinity Church this Sunday, May 24.

Please contact Libby Seaman ( or Glenn Vanaman ( if you are interested in volunteering.


Saturday, May 30 

9:00-11:00 am  Zen Group Meeting (upper hall)

9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop (Half-Price Sale)

Sunday, May 31  

         8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington

Preacher:   Edward Dunar, M.Div.

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Tuesday, June 2 

   2:00-5:00 pm  Trumpet Lessons (lower hall)

Wednesday, June 3

         Bowen June Bugs Begin

Thursday, June 4

         7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

Saturday, June 6 

8:00 am – Noon  St. John’s Yard Sale (on Otis St. lawn)

         9:00-11:00 am  Zen Group Meeting (in Church)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop (Final Day)

Sunday, June 7  

         8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

8:30 am  Community Breakfast in Long Hall

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 31, 2015

Eucharistic Minister:  Brian Goeselt  –  Romans 8:12-17

Lector:  Peter Brown  –  Isaiah 6:1-8

Gospel Reading: John 3:1-17

Acolyte:  Christian Goeselt

Altar Guild:  Cleo Messinger

Ushers:  Gary Messinger, Peter Brown

Collection:  Kristin Knudson-Groh, Phoebe Robinson Foley

Coffee Hour: The Chapman Family

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

( or Kristin Knudson-Groh (