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

If you are free to make a delivery while Marjorie is away this summer, 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 6, 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:

            Next 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 should only take about 3-4 hours – especially with many helping hands!  Please let Jeff know if you are available to help at

Next Sunday, July 13 – St. John’s will be worshipping at Trinity Church, Newton Centre.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m.  Celebrant and Preacher will be The Rev. Mark D. W. Edington.

            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.

NEEDED: Do you have a grill you no longer need?  St. John’s grill has somehow disappeared!  We are in need of a grill before our first cook-out scheduled for July 27.  If you have one, or would be interested in making a gift to the community life of St. John’s, please talk to Patty or Mark, or call the Parish Office – (617) 964-2591Thank you!

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.

Please register for tickets online by clicking on this link.  Tickets will be mailed by August 29.

Those who need to register for tickets by phone may call 617-482-4826, ext. 687; please leave a name and phone number so that a staff or committee member can return your call.

Saint John’s Calendar

Fri. July 4     Independence Day

Sun.        6  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)

Tues.      8    7:30 pm  Vestry Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.  10      4-7 pm  CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

Sat.       12                    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)