St. John’s Happenings

News from the Centre Street Food Pantry:   We are preparing for summer already!  We’re starting to stock up for summer when families might need a bit of extra support with their children at home for 3 meals a day, plus snacks. Suggestions to donate: coffee, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, juice boxes and diapers.  Please leave your donations on the bench in the upper hall.  Thank you!

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, Rite II this Sunday, May 17, 2015.  Child Care will be provided.

Church School News: This Sunday, May 17, the children will be learning about Pentecost.  The children will start in church for the 10AM service. Godly Play is offered for children 4 years old through 2nd grade. Older children (3rd – 6th grade) will be assisting with the younger children and participating in the activities. Child care is available for younger children. If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend Sunday School, willing to volunteer or have ideas about the program, please contact Jennifer Morgan at

We are not doing tongues of fire this week because St. John’s will not be hosting Pentecost.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Parish Spring Weekend Clean Up:  Saturday, May 16th and May 23st  –  9 am – Noon:  We have many gardening projects outside that need to be done. If you can come on either or both mornings, even if it’s just for a couple of hours, it would be much appreciated! Thank you, and if you have any questions, please speak to Rose Yevich. 

Coffee Hour Sign-Up Sheet for April – June is posted on the Parish Office door.  Please take the time to sign up. The following Sundays are still available:  June 7, 21 and 28.  We will then have our more relaxed Coffee Hour of cookies and cold beverages for July and August. Thank you!

St. John’s Gift and Thrift ShopMark your calendar – the half-price sale at the shop will be Saturday, May 30th, 11am-4pm, and the final pay day will be June 6thCome in to shop and to say hello!

Please NoteNext Sunday, May 24, The Day of Pentecost, St. John’s will be worshiping at Trinity Church, Newton Centre.  This 10:00 a.m. Holy Baptism & Holy Eucharist, Rite II service will be shared with our friends from all four Newton Churches.  There will be no 8:00 a.m. service here at St. John’s next Sunday. 


Saturday, May 16 

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

         9:00 am – Noon  Outdoor Parish Work Day

       11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)     

Sunday, May 17  

8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

         5:00 pm  Confirmation Class  (@St. Paul’s)

Tuesday, May 19 

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

Thursday, May 21

         7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

Friday, May 22

         7:00 pm  Board Game/Pizza Night (upper hall)

Saturday, May 23 

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

         Gift & Thrift Shop Closed          

9:00 am – Noon Outdoor Parish Work Day

Sunday, May 24  

        No  8:00 am  Service     

10:00 am  Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist, Rite II (@ Trinity Church)

Celebrant: The Reverend Todd Miller

Preacher:  The Reverend Gretchen Grimshaw

Shared service with Trinity Church, Parish of the Messiah & St. Paul’s Church

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, May 17, 2015  

Eucharistic Minister:  Brian Goeselt  –  1 John 5:9-13

Lector:  Kristin Knudson-Groh  –  Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Gospel Reading: John 17:6-19

Acolyte:  Christian Goeselt

Altar Guild:  Jane Huston

Ushers:  Sarah Pease, Alastair Battson

Collection:  Kristin Knudson-Groh, Aram Raissi

Coffee Hour: Mary Still

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

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