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St. John’s Happenings

Centre Street Food Pantry NewsTo help make the Thanksgiving holiday merry for families, the Food Pantry is stocking their shelves with canned and shelf-stable side dish items. Suggestions are:  canned vegetables, soup, cake or cookie mix, bread mixes, dried cranberries, applesauce, turkey roasting tin foil pans, gravy (turkey or chicken), stuffing mix, cranberry sauce.  With your help, they hope to offer each family a $20 gift card to a local grocery story throughout November.  Please bring your contributions, and put them under our “Christmas Giving Tree” in the upper hall.  The Dedicated Food Pantry Volunteers send their heartfelt thanks!

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Tim Strayer is our Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service, November 24, 2013.  Child Care will be provided.

Mark holds office hours at Saint John’s on Saturday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him at

Sunday School News:

This Sunday the children will be decorating Thanksgiving Day boxes.  This has been a long-standing collaborative activity for the children of  St. John’s and Bowen Nursery School.  The children of St. John’s creatively decorate the boxes and Bowen fills them with a turkey and all the fixings for three families who would otherwise not be having a Thanksgiving Day meal.

Next Sunday, December 1st, we will be making advent wreaths. Make sure to be here to get ready for the time of Advent!

Christmas PageantThe Christmas Pageant at St. John’s has been moved from December 15th to the 22nd. Children should come an hour before church to rehearse and we will perform the Pageant for the sermon. If you have any questions, please let Kate McKey-Dunar know at kemckey@gmail.comThank you!

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.

To register your child for Church School, please go to The link is on the front page.

St. John’s Pictorial Directory

The make-up photo day is Sunday, December 15.  Please be sure to stay following the service to have your picture taken by our professional photographer, Alastair Battson!  We do not want you to be missing from our New Pictorial Directory!  Please sign up on the sheet in the Loring Room, or call (617-964-2591) or email ( to reserve your spot.  Thank you!

Saint John’s Calendar:

Fri. Nov.  22           4:00 – 6:00 pm  Fair Set-Up (upper hall)

Sat.           23   10:00 am –3:00  pm  St. John’s Arts & Crafts Fair

                         11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

Sun.          24   10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant:  The Rev. Mark Edington

Preacher:   Tim Strayer

                           3:45 pm   OA Group Meeting (Loring Rm.)

                           5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

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

Thurs.      28    Happy Thanksgiving Day

Sat.           30    Gift & Thrift Shop Closed

Sun. Dec.   1      8:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                         10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark Edington

                           3:45 pm   OA Group Meeting (Loring Rm.)

                           5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, November 24, 2013  

Eucharistic Minister:  Marina Matuzek  –  Colossians 1:11-20

Lector:  Kevin McGee  –  Jeremiah 23:1-6

Gospel Reading:  Luke 23:33-43

Acolyte:  Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Suzanne Seckel Rodkey

Ushers:  Suzanne Rodkey, Peter Brown

Coffee Hour:  Jennifer Nolan

Collection:  Kevin McGee, Alastair Battson

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