St. John’s Happenings

Sanctuary Spotlights Project – Part II!  We need to finish the job started last weekend by replacing the spotlights (with the correct size), check alignment, take down scaffolding, and clean up. If you missed last Saturday, now is your chance to help take down and clean up prior to service on Sunday. We’ll start around 9:00 and should be finished by lunchtime.  Thank you!

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?   Bags of food are ready to be delivered – can you make a delivery to the Food Pantry?  They are 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 Todd Miller is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, Rite II, July 20, 2014. 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:

      July 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.

Affordable Housing NeededThe Newton Clergy Association has sent out a request for housing for a young couple with two young children who are looking for a two bedroom place to rent.  If you know of a rental that would be in the range of $1,000 a month, please call Susan Brecht, Eliot Church – 617-332-0614Thank you!

Saint John’s Calendar

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

Guest Celebrant and Preacher:  The Reverend Todd Miller

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Thurs.     24      4-7 pm  CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

Sun.         27    5:00 pm  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Guest Celebrant and Preacher:  The Reverend Todd Miller

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, July 20, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:   Brian Goeselt  –  Romans 8:12-25

Lector:  Sarah Pease  –  Genesis 28:10-19a

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Altar Guild:  Suzanne Rodkey

Ushers:  Suzanne Rodkey, Gary Messinger

Collection:  Libby Seaman, Patty Schoeck

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

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