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

CAN YOU MAKE A DELIVERY?  Your generous support is evident in the bags full of food near the Giving Tree.  If you could make a delivery while Marjorie is away for the summer, that would be very helpful.   The Pantry is open every Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. and the 1st Saturday of each month 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Contact Paula for any further information you may need.  Thank you

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, July 13, 2014, at Trinity Church, Newton Centre.  Child Care will be provided.

Summer Office HoursThe 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 months of July and August we will keep the fellowship of coffee hour fuss-free.  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 Dates to Remember:

            This Saturday, July 12   ̶  Jeff Barrell is organizing an early morning project.  Volunteers will be helping to set up scaffolding in the Sanctuary in order to replace the altar spotlights.  This project will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at noon.  Please let Jeff know if you are available to help at

            July 20, 27 and August 3 – St. John’s will host our friends from Trinity Church with The Rev. Todd Miller as Guest Celebrant and Preacher.  The service on July 27 will be at 5:00 p.m., with a cook-out following.

Lost & Found BasketHave you been missing a few things lately?  There are two pair of reading glasses, a couple sets of keys and numerous pairs of gloves and mittens presently in the basket that is under the television in the Loring Room.  When you are next in church – take a peek – you may find something you’ve been searching for!

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. 687Please see flyer on Parish Office door for more information.

Saint John’s Calendar

Sat. July 12    8:00 am – Noon  Spotlight Replacement Project (in Sanctuary)

Sun.        13  10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

(@ Trinity Church, Newton Centre)

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Thurs.    17      4-7 pm  CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

Sun.        20  10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Guest Celebrant and Preacher:  The Reverend Todd Miller

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)