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  St. John’s Happenings

Centre Street Food Pantry News:  To 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 Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service, November 10, 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:

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 COOKBOOK! We are continuing to compile recipes for the new St. John’s cookbook. The categories are appetizers and soups, entrees, desserts, and, of course, drinks. We would love all families to contributeAS MANY RECIPES AS YOU WOULD LIKE! You can submit your recipes at, under the tab “What We Do”, by emailing it to, or filling out a form in Kate McKey-Dunar’s mailbox.  Thank You!

What does it mean to be Anglican?  This fall St. John’s is hosting a Saturday series to explore some of the deeper foundation stones of the Anglican tradition, and seek to understand how they help shape the contentions of our day.  Meetings will be held in the Loring Room from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, November 9, and November 23.  All are welcome!

St. John’s Fine Arts and Crafts Fair,  November 23rd10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Works for sale will include paintings, drawings, pottery, jewelry and other treasures by local artists.  If you know anyone who would like to be a vendor at the fair, please have them contact Laura Brewer at l.brewer@rivers.orgBring a Friend and Thank you!

Community News

The Newton Family Singers will be having a fall concert at the Newton Highlands Congregational Church, 54 Lincoln St., Sunday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m.  Taking part in this fun event will be our very own parishioners, Jan Gilpin and son Toby.  Those interested in tickets can call or email Jan at: or call her at 617-733-4334.

Saint John’s Calendar:

Sat. Nov.    9  10:00 am   Fall Anglican Series (Loring Rm.)

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

Sun.          10  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)

Tues.        12    7:30 pm   Vestry Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.      14    7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

Sat.           16     9:00 am – 1 pm  Fall Parish Work Day

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

Sun.          17  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 10, 2013  

Eucharistic Minister:  Bryn Wood  –  2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

Lector:  Ellie Strayer  –  Haggai 1:15b  ̶  2:9

Gospel Reading:  Luke 20:27-38

Acolyte:  Ellie Strayer

Altar Guild:  Cleo Messinger

Ushers:  Peter Brown, Jeff Barrell

Coffee Hour:  Nicky Chapman

Collection:  Laura Brewer, Tom Wood

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