St. John’s Happenings

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry:

St. John’s is encouraged to help the Food Pantry stock their shelves with canned and shelf-stable side dish items as Thanksgiving nears!  Suggestions are:  canned vegetables, mushroom soup, French’s onion strings, canned pie filling, piecrust mix, cake or cookie mix.  For more suggestions, please see flyer on the Parish Office door.  As always, they will be collecting and distributing supermarket gift cards (any denomination) as well! Please Note:  Your contributions should now be left on the side bench on the right in the upper hall.  The Dedicated Food Pantry Volunteers send their heartfelt thanks!

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, November 16, 2014.  Child Care will be provided.

Church School News:

This Sunday, the Sunday School children will be learning about the Holy Family.  The children will start in church for the 10AM service and be dismissed to Sunday School after the first hymn. Godly Play is offered for children 4 years old through 2nd grade. Older children (3rd – 6th grade) will assist with the younger children and participate 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

Help Finding Housing

Our sister Jennifer Nolan continues to look for a new place to live. The home in which she has been renting an apartment has been sold, and she is presently living with a friend, but this is temporary.  If you have any ideas, contacts, or suggestions that would be helpful, you can reach Jennifer directly at Thank you.


The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m.   We will be discussing the book “During the Reign of the Queen of Persia” and author Joan Chase.  Come and join us – we love newcomers!

Newton Collaborative Confirmation & Affirmation Lock-in!
5:00 pm on Friday, December 5noon on Saturday, December 6

Newton Youth who participate in the Confirmation, Affirmation and Mentor program are invited to participate in this year’s church lock-in at the Parish of Saint Paul. More details to come. Please RSVP to Katherine Balmforth by Sunday, November 30.


Offerings from The Bethany House of Prayer:

Contemplative Evening Eucharist Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 pm.  Continues every  third Wednesday evening in the Chapel of St. Anne.

Contemplative PrayerThursday Mornings, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Anne.  Newcomers always welcome!


Saint John’s Calendar

  1. Nov. 15    11:00 am  Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

6:00-9:00 pm   Parish-Wide Fellowship Gathering

Sun.         16      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)

5-7:30 pm  Confirmation Class (@ St. Paul’s)

Thurs.     20      3:30-6:30 pm  CSA Distribution (upper hall)

                          7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

  1.          22    11:00 am  Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

Sun.         23      8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                        10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant:  The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington

        Preacher:   Tim Strayer

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, November 16, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:  Charlie Hull – 1Thessalonians 5:1-11

Lector:  James Farrell  –  Judges 4:1-7

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 25:14-30

Acolyte:  Ian Groh

Altar Guild:  Jane Huston

Ushers:  Peter Brown, Alastair Battson

Coffee Hour:  Ronan Wolfsdorf and Katie Grenzeback

Collection:  Patty Schoeck, Christopher Carter

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

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