St. John’s Happenings

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry:

The Food Pantry is in need of shampoo, and as the holidays draw near – supermarket gift cards (any denomination) would be very helpful!  Bring your contributions on Sunday, 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, October 20, 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

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.

Connick On Display! Tonight, October 17th, at the Newton Historical Center from 5pm-7pm, the new exhibition called Charles J. Connick: Adventure in Light and Color is opening! On the 100th anniversary of the founding of Charles’ studio, this exhibit explores his life, work, and his unique approach to using light and color in stained glass. All are welcome!

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 contribute AS 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!

Can you help?  Junior Warden, Alastair Battson, is asking for a short work morning at the church:  Saturday, October 26th, 9-11 a.m. to dig a foundation and set our new arbor in concrete at the Lowell Street entrance to the Memorial Garden.  He just needs a few people to help him – please let him know if you are available.  Thank you!

What does it mean to be Anglican?  This fall St. John’s will host 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. on October 19, November 9, and November 23.  All are welcome!

The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.  We will discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.  We welcome everyone to come and join us! 

The scheduling for a new SAINT JOHN’S PICTORIAL BOOK for 2013-14  is as follows:  Sunday October 20 and 27.  Alastair Battson will be taking photographs following the service of all members, friends and anyone who cares to have a formal picture taken.  These pictures will be available for reprints and cards, etc. for a fee (all proceeds to go towards the upcoming church improvements), and will then go into the Pictorial Book.   Please stay tuned – more information will follow!

All Saints’ Sunday, November 3rd:  On this day, St. John’s will join in the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Parish of the Messiah, 1900 Commonwealth Ave., Auburndale.  As we’ve done in the past, St. John’s will remember those who have died during the past year, as well as “all the Saints” who are cherished by each of us.  Please give the names of those you wish to have remembered to Paula, either by leaving a note on the desk in the Parish Office, email to, or call 617.964.2591.

Reminder – Fall Back:  Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 3rd.  Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour!

Fall Work Day at St. John’s will take place on Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

The Building and Grounds Committee could use many helping hands to work on projects both indoors and outdoors!  If you have any time free that morning, please plan to come and lend a hand.  Thank you, and if you have any questions, please speak to Junior Warden, Alastair Battson.

SAVE THE DATE! St. John’s Arts and Crafts Fair November 23rd. If you know anyone who would like to be a vendor at the fair, please have them contact Laura Brewer at Thank you!

Saint John’s Calendar:

Sat. Oct. 19  10:00 am   Fall Anglican series, led by Mark (Loring Rm.)

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

Sun.         20  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.        22    7:30 pm  Book Group Meeting  (Loring Rm.)

      Thurs.      24    7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal  (upper hall)

Sat.          26    9:00 am  Bowen Parent Visitation Day  (lower hall)

                         9-11 am  Installation of Arbor (Lowell St.)

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

Sun.         27  10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                       Celebrant:  The Rev. Mark Edington

Preacher:   Sermon Group Member                      

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

                         5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Sunday, October 20, 2013  

Eucharistic Minister:  Brian Goeselt  –  2 Timothy 3:14  ̶  4:5

Lector:  Alastair Battson  –  Jeremiah 31:27-34

Gospel Reading:  Luke 18:1-8

Acolyte:  Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Suzanne Rodkey

Ushers:  Suzanne Rodkey, Alastair Battson

Coffee Hour:  Laura Brewer

Collection:  Patty Schoeck, Laura Brewer

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

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