St. John’s Happenings

Celebration of Creation * Blessing of the Animals Service will be this Sunday, October 5th at the 10:00 a.m. service.  This service will be held on the Otis Street lawn.  In the event of rain, it will be in the upper hall.  Bring your pet, your stuffed animal or a picture of your departed pet.  All are welcome!

Centre Street Food Pantry News Fall has arrived and there is great need for soup and canned meals, along with cereal, granola bars, and coffee.  Also, Marjorie Carey has reported that the Pantry is in need of shampoo, dish detergent, and sanitary products for their clients. Your contributions can be left under our “Christmas Giving Tree” in the upper hall.  Heartfelt thanks from the Pantry volunteers and the dozens of families who receive your generous donations!

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, October 5, 2014. Child Care will be provided.

The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, October 21st at 7:30 p.m. We will be discussing the novel “Cascade”  and author Maryanne O’Hara at this gathering.  Please come and join us!

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 12.18.40 PM

All Saints’ Festival Sunday, November 2ndOn this day, St. John’s will remember those who have died during the past year, as well as “all the Saints” who are cherished by each of us.  Please give the names of those you wish to have remembered to Paula, either by leaving a note on the desk in the Parish Office, email to, or call 617.964.2591.

Mark Your Calendar – St. John’s Fine Art and Crafts Fair, Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 3 pm:  Do you make wonderful crafts or know others who do and live in the MA area? Please fill out the Fine Art and Crafts application to be part of our Fair, and send it along to a vendor you think may be interested.  We have begun gearing for this November event, and could use your help!  Please speak to Patty, Laura, or Kristin if you have any ideas.  Please see the link for the application.  Thank you!

Saint John’s Calendar

Sat. Oct.  4    9:30 am-1:30 pm  Energy/Healing Class (Loring Rm.)

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

Sun.          5   8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                    10:00 am  Celebration of Creation ~ The Blessing of the Animals

                                      Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

5:00 pm   OA Group Meeting (upper hall)

                      5:00-7:30 pm  Confirmation Class (@ St. Paul’s)

Thurs.      9   3:15-7:00 pm CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal(upper hall)

  1.          1111:00 am  Gift & Thrift Shop (lower hall)

                      2:30 pm  Wedding of Christopher Carter & James Farrell ~ Reception to follow

Sun.         12  8:00 am  Contemplative Eucharist, Rite II

                    10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant:  The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington

  Preacher:  Edward Dunar, Seminarian in the Parish

5:00 pm  OA Group Meeting (upper hall)


Sunday, October 5, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:  Laura Brewer – Philippians 3:4b-14

Lector:  Sarah Pease  –  Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 21:33-46

Acolyte:  Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Bryn Wood

Ushers:  Tom Wood, Aram Raissi

Coffee Hour:  Nicky Chapman

Collection:  Libby Seaman, Tom Wood

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

( or Kristin Knudson-Groh (