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

Thank you to Patty and Alec for delivering St. John’s contributions to the Food Pantry! 

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

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

Summertime Coffee Hour:   For the month of August, we will keep the fellowship of coffee hour simple.  We encourage folks to drop off a package or two of cookies and/or lemonade and iced tea to have in reserve.  It will be easier if you bring in bottles/cans/containers of cold drinks so that things do not need to be mixed causing additional clean up.  Your donations can be left in the kitchenette or refrigerator off of the Loring Room. Thank you

Upcoming Date to Remember:

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!

      Have you wondered?   What does CSA Distribution, an on-going Thursday afternoon entry on the St. John’s Calendar, mean?  Well, many of you may be familiar with the term Community Supported Agriculture, or actually may be a participant in one.  Fresh produce comes directly from local farms to folks who have paid for a share of the farm’s harvest.  The Red Fire Farm (Montague & Granby, MA) sends their truck full of seasonal produce to St. John’s where it is unloaded and set up on tables under a tent on the Otis Street lawn.  Folks then stop on their way home from work to pick up their fresh vegetables.  An interesting fact:  since 2008, the number of CSA’s in MA has tripled to 150!  St. John’s has been very happy to be part of helping this small farm in their distribution effort.

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. 10 10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Thurs.      14     4-7 pm  CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

Sun.          17 10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, August 10, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:  Bryn Wood  –  Romans 10:5-15

Lector:  Candy Jones  –  1 Kings 19:9-18

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 14:22-33

Altar Guild:  Cleo Messinger

Ushers:  Candy Jones, Jeff Barrell

Collection:  Rose Yevich, Jeff Barrell

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