This Sunday is Parish Homecoming Sunday!

The church school year for the children of St. John’s will kick off this Sunday, with registration for children ages 4 years – 6th grade.  If you have any questions, please be in touch with Kate McKey-Dunar, Parish Communications and Christian Education Coordinator,

St. John’s Happenings

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry:

Soup Season is Coming!  The Food Pantry needs lots of canned soup, along with cereal, granola bars, coffee and canned fruit.  There has also been a request for larger sized diapers (size 4-6).  If you could take advantage of a sale, or have a coupon for them, they would be greatly appreciated.  Limited access to diapers has been cited as a major source of stress for low-income families.  Thank  you for your continued donations

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service, September 8, 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

Sunday School News:

Church School classes begin this Sunday, September 8th.  They 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.

We are looking for adults who would like to help with our children. We are in need of people who can teach our children to bake bread, do crafts, and be with them for support. Please take time to see if you are able to help the wonderful children at St. John’s. If you have any questions about the Church School program,  please contact Kate McKey-Dunar at

Available September Altar Flower Date:  If you are interested in having altar flowers dedicated in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a person or event, the date of September 15 is open.  Please speak to Cleo Messinger or email her:  Thank you

Coffee Hour Sign-Up Sheet for September – November is now posted on the Parish Office door.  Please take the time to sign up for an upcoming Sunday.  Participating in this essential and fun part of fellowship at St. John’s is easier than you think!  If you are interested in hosting one, there are plenty of veteran coffee hour providers who could guide you and answer your questions. Thank you!

The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m.  We will discuss “Bring Up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel.  Please give some thought to book recommendations – we’d like to choose two books for meetings in Oct. and Nov.  This will give us all the ability to buy, borrow, or reserve from the library our choices in advance.  We love newcomers –all are welcome to attend!

ST. JOHN’S COOKBOOK! We are starting 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. We would like your recipes by the end of SEPTEMBER. Thank You!


Mark your Calendars:   Scheduling for a new SAINT JOHN’S PICTORIAL BOOK for 2013-14  has now been determined!  The first three Sundays in October:  6, 13 and 20 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!


Diocesan News:

The Congregational Resource Day will be held on Saturday, September 28th from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave.  For more information, please see the flyer on the Parish Office door.

Saint John’s Calendar:

Sun. Sept.   8   10:00 am   Registration and Church School Classes

                         10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                      Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark Edington                          

                           5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Mon.            9    7:00 pm   Bowen Parent Orientation (lower hall)

Tues.          10    7:30 pm  Vestry Meeting  (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.        12    7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal (upper hall) 

Sun.                       15  10:00 am   Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                      Celebrant and Preacher:  The Rev. Mark Edington                          

                            5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Eucharistic Minister:  Brian Goeselt  –  Philemon 1-21

Lector:  Peter Brown  –  Jeremiah 18:1-11

Gospel Reading:  Luke 14:25-33

Acolyte:  Hannah Goeselt

Altar Guild:  Jane Huston

Ushers:  Peter Brown, Alastair Battson

Collection:  Lisa Moore, Laura Brewer

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

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