St. John’s Happenings

Centre Street Food Pantry NewsAs we get into fall there is great need for soup and canned meals, along with cereal, granola bars, and coffee.  Along with food, 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 are sent by 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, September 28, 2014. Child Care will be provided.

Introduction to Episcopal History and Belief :  This Saturday, September 27,  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Mark will host the final Inquirer’s Class.

Mark’s office hours this week will be Sunday afternoon, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  If you have any pastoral concerns, you can reach Mark at 617.645.4691 or email him at

Coffee Hour Sign-Up Sheet for September – November is now posted on the Parish Office door.  There are some slots that remain open, so please take the time to sign up for one.  Participating in this essential and fun part of fellowship at St. John’s is easier than you think!  If you are interested in hosting one, there are plenty of veteran coffee hour providers who could guide you and answer your questions. Thank you!

Monday Lunch at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen:  This Monday, September 29th 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 thisSunday September 28. If you have any questions, please contact Libby Seaman at, 617-251-5629.

The Deadline for the October edition of The Eagle is next Wednesday, October 1st.  If you have an article or notice you would like to be in the St. John’s Newsletter, please send it to John Evans at lulululu@rcn.comThank you

Celebration of Creation * Blessing of the Animals Service will be 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!

Please See Below:  A special invitation from parishioners, Christopher Carter and James Farrell to the entire parish! 

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 will be gearing up for this November event very soon, so stay tuned for more details in the weeks to follow!   Please see the link for the application.  Thank you!

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Saint John’s Calendar

  1.  Sept. 27  10:00 am   Inquirer’s Class (Loring Rm.)

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

Sun.         28    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)

Mon.        29     Noon      Cathedral Soup Kitchen (@ St. John the Evangelist)

7:00 pm   Bowen Enrollment Open House (lower hall)

Thurs.Oct. 2    3:15-7:00 pm CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal (upper hall)

Fri.             3    6:30-9:30 pm  Energy/Healing Class (Loring Rm.)

  1.              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)