St. John’s Happenings

Centre Street Food Pantry:  Our Christmas Giving Tree reminds us that donations are still very much needed.  Many children are now home from school and hungry for a good breakfast and lunch.  The Pantry is especially in need of a variety of soups, meals in a can, jelly and jam, cereal and coffee (ground or instant). Thank you

We Welcome Sr. Adele Marie Ryan as our Guest Celebrant and Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, Rite II, this Sunday, August 24, 2014. Child Care will be provided.

Summer Office Hours:  The Parish Office will be open TuesdayWednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. through Labor Day.  As always, voicemail messages will continue to be retrieved daily!

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!

Next Sunday, August 31 – Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service will be at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Community Cook-Out on the Otis Street lawn.  All are invited!

The Deadline for the September edition of The Eagle is Tuesday, September 2nd.  If you have an article or notice you would like to be in the St. John’s Newsletter, please send it to John Evans at  Early submissions are appreciated.  Thank you

The Newton Collaborative Confirmation Class will have its first class on Sunday, September 21st, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Classes will be held at St. Paul’s Church in Newton Highlands.  Enrollment is open to all young folks aged 12 to 16.  Stay tuned for more information!

Mark Your Calendar – St. John’s Fine Art and Crafts Fair, Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 3 pm:  Do you make wonderful crafts or know others who do and live in the MA area? Please fill out the Fine Art and Crafts application to be part of our Fair, and send it along to a vendor you think may be interested.  We will be gearing up for this November event very soon, so stay tuned for more details in the weeks to follow!   Please see the link for the application.  Thank you!

Diocesan News:

Save the Date:

On Saturday, September 13th, The Rev. Alan McIntosh Gates will be ordained as the 16th Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  The service will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Agganis Arena at Boston University, 965 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.

Everyone who plans to attend must register for a free ticket by August 15.  Please visit for ticketing information.  To register for tickets by phone, please call 617-482-4826, ext. 687.  Please see flyer on Parish Office door for more information.

Saint John’s Calendar

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

Guest Celebrant and Preacher:  Sr. Adele Marie Ryan, SSM

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Thurs.      21     4-7 pm  CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

Sun.          31   5:00 pm  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant and Preacher:  The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington

                    A Community Cook-Out will follow ~ all are welcome!

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (lower hall)


Sunday, August 24, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:  Bryn Wood –  Romans 12:1-8

Lector:  Patricia Schoeck  –  Exodus 1:8  ̶  2:10

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 16:13-20

Altar Guild:  Bryn Wood

Usher:  Alastair Battson

Collection:  Phoebe Robinson Foley, Catherine Drislane

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