St. John’s Happenings

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, Rite II this Sunday, July 12, 2015.  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 and emails will continue to be retrieved daily!

Summertime Coffee HourFor the months of July and 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

Eagle Server NewsAs some folks may be aware, Verizon had been blocking messages from our Eagle list.  Some of you who have Verizon email addresses may have been dropped from the list as undeliverable.  If you would like to receive the Eagle (St. John’s Newsletter) and other important messages sent through our server, please drop us a line so that we can be sure you are subscribed.  Thank you!

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

August 2, and September 6:  5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II ~ followed by a Community Cook-Out on the Otis Street lawn…  All are welcome!

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry: Hunger does not take a vacation!  The Pantry could use a whole lot of healthy, but fun breakfast cereals, granola bars and other healthy snacks for children who are now out of school. Please leave your donations on the bench in the upper hall.  As always, thank you for remembering the Pantry when you shop!

Can you Help?  Help is needed in delivering St. John’s donations this summer while Marjorie Carey is away.  Please let Paula know if you can make a trip to the Food Pantry on a Tuesday afternoon (open 4-7 p.m.) at least once in July and once in August.  The bags of food in the upper hall need to be on the shelves of the Food Pantry! Call the Parish 0ffice if you have any questions – 617-964-2591.  Thank you

Volunteer for B-Safe this summer!

B-Safe is an Episcopal summer program for “children in need” in Boston.

The program is designed to keep vulnerable children off the streets and in fun academic environments where they can feel safe and prosper.

This is an enormously popular & meaningful volunteer opportunity where numerous types of giving options exist:

July 26 and August 2nd – 1-4:30 PM

Meet and cook meals at St. John’s. Wine and cheese will be provided to enhance the camaraderie.

July 27-30 and August 3-5 – 10:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Serve meals at the Epiphany School in Dorchester & enjoy reading with the children.

July 31  & August 6 – 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Host field trip with games and activities. Picnic-style cooking/lunch @ Houghton’s Pond, Milton MA & Farm Naturel, Lincoln MA respectively.

This great experience will be shared by Newton’s St. Paul’s and Trinity Parish in July and 5 additional parishes in August.

Please contact Libby Seaman (epseaman@comcast.net) or Glenn Vanaman (jska-vanaman@att.net) if you are interested in volunteering.


Saturday, July 11 

         9:00-11:00 am  Zen Group Meeting (upper hall)

Sunday, July 12

  9:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

Tuesday, July 14

   2:00-5:00 pm  Trumpet Lessons (lower hall)

Thursday, July 16

3:45-6:45 pm  CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

Saturday, July 18 

         9:00-11:00 am  Zen Group Meeting (upper hall)

Sunday, July 19

  9:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Eucharistic Minister:  James Farrell  –  Ephesians 1:3-14

Lector:  Christopher Carter  –  2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

Gospel Reading: Mark 6:14-29

Altar Guild:  Jane Huston

Ushers:  Tom Wood, Jeff Barrell

Collection:  Christopher Carter