St. John’s Happenings

Centre Street Food Pantry:  The need for food does not take a vacation!  Our Christmas Giving Tree reminds us that donations are still very much needed.  Please keep the Food Pantry in your thoughts this summer – the shelves will be in need of re-stocking!  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, June 29, 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

Monday Lunch at the Cathedral Soup KitchenPLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Monday June 30 is our next turn to serve lunch at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen.  Due to the construction at the Cathedral, the lunch program has been relocated to St. John the Evangelist Church, located at 35 Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill.  For those travelling from Newton, let’s meet at St. John’s Newtonville with a departure time of 11:00 for the trip downtown.   If you are coming from a downtown location, meet us at St. John the Evangelist at 11:45.  And for those who cannot attend but would like to contribute, please bring cookies or bars (homemade or store bought) to church on Sunday June 29.  If you have any questions, please contact Libby Seaman at, 617-251-5629.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

      July 6 and 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 cookout following.

Diocesan News:

Save the Date:

On Saturday, September 13th, the Rev. Alan M. Gates will be ordained as the 16th Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  The service will take place at 10:30 am 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 Aug. 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 the call.


Saint John’s Calendar

Sun. June  29  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)

Mon.         30  11:45 am – 1:00 pm  Cathedral Soup Kitchen

(@ St. John the Evangelist Church, Boston)

Thurs. July 3      4-7 pm   CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

Fri.      July 4     Independence Day

Sun.     July 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)