St. John’s Happenings

Centre Street Food Pantry News:  Fall has arrived and there is great need for soup and canned meals, along with cereal, granola bars, and coffee.  Also, Marjorie Carey has reported that the Pantry is in need of shampoo, dish detergent, and sanitary products for their clients. Your contributions can be left under our “Christmas Giving Tree” in the upper hall.  Heartfelt thanks from the Pantry volunteers and the dozens of families who receive your generous donations! 

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Edward Dunar is our Preacher at the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, Rite II, October 12, 2014. Child Care will be provided.

For your reading pleasure – Mark has  a piece up on WBUR’s “Cognoscenti” blog. You will find it at this link —

Church School News:

Sunday School will start on October 19.  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 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

Blessing of the Animals photos:

Were you at the Blessing of the Animals last week? Did you take some photos? Please share them with St. John’s! We would love to post them on our website and Facebook pages. Please send your photos to Kate McKey-Dunar at Thanks!


Congratulation Ian Groh

Ian Groh was confirmed last Saturday, October 4th, at St. Cyprian’s Church in Roxbury, MA. The Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris confirmed him and 16 others from around the Diocese. Make sure to talk to Ian and ask how the experience was. Congrats Ian!

The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, October 21st at 7:30 p.m. We will be discussing the novel “Cascade”  and author Maryanne O’Hara at this gathering.  Please come and join us!

All Saints’ Festival Sunday, November 2nd:  On this day, 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.

Sadlythe St. John’s Fine Art and Crafts Fair originally set for November 22nd has been cancelled.  The coordinating team is now targeting the spring –before Mother’s Day.  A new date and details will be forthcoming.  And, remember, your help is very much needed!  Please talk to craft vendors you may know – and let Patty, Kristin, Laura or Kate know of any ideas you may have to make this event a big success!

Saint John’s Calendar

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

                       2:30 pm  Wedding of Christopher Carter & James Farrell ~ Reception to follow

Sun.         12   8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                     10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant:  The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington

  Preacher:  Edward Dunar, Seminarian in the Parish

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Tues.       14   7:30 pm  Vestry Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.     16   3:15-7:00 pm CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

  1.          18  11:00 am  Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

Sun.        19    8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                     10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Guest Celebrant and Preacher:  The Reverend Margaret Schwarzer

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, October 12, 2014   

Eucharistic Minister:  Jessica Zabchuk – Philippians 4:1-9

Lector:  Jeff Barrell  –  Exodus 32:1-14

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 22:1-14

Acolyte:  Ian Groh

Altar Guild:  Kristin Knudson-Groh

Ushers:  Jeff Barrell, Jeff Barrell

Coffee Hour:  Jennifer Nolan

Collection:  Rose Yevich, Jeff Barrell

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

( or Kristin Knudson-Groh (