St. John’s Happenings

Centre Street Food Pantry News:  As we get into fall there is great need for soup and canned meals, along with cereal, granola bars, and coffee.  Along with food, please consider shopping for diapers, toilet paper and other toiletries to donate to the Food Pantry. Your contributions can be left under our “Christmas Giving Tree” in the upper hall.  The Dedicated Food Pantry Volunteers and dozens of families send their heartfelt thanks!

The Reverend Mark D. W. Edington is our Celebrant and Preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service, Rite II, September 7, 2014. Child Care will be provided.

Mark’s office hours this week will be Sunday afternoon, 1:00 p.m. – 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.  Please take the time to sign up for an upcoming Sunday.  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 areplenty of veteran coffee hour providers who could guide you and answer your questions. Thank you!

St. John’s Gift and Thrift Shop will be re-opening Saturday, September 20th  – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Can you help?!  Any amount of time you can offer on a Saturday would be so appreciated.  We also hope you’ll consider either donating or consigning:  useful household items, home decorations, small furniture pieces, antiques and jewelry – items that are in good condition.  Please consider how you can help – giving of your time, donating items, and by all means coming in to shop and to visit. Thank you!

Introduction to Episcopal History and Belief :  Mark will begin a series of Inquirer’s Classes three Saturdays – September 13, September 20 and September 27  from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Please email Mark at if you are interested.

The Newton Collaborative Confirmation Class will have its first class on Sunday, September 21st, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Classes will be held at St. Paul’s Church in Newton Highlands.  Enrollment is open to all young folks aged 12 to 16.  Please see the flyer on the Parish Office door.

The Next Book Group Meeting will be Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m.  We will discuss summer book selections with emphasis on the culinary genre.   Also, we would like to choose two books for upcoming meetings in Oct. and Nov. – so, please come with ideas!  This will give us all the ability to buy, borrow, or reserve from the library our choices in advance.  We would love to see new faces –please come and join us!

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!

Save the Date:

On Saturday, September 13th, The Rev. Alan McIntosh Gates will be ordained as the 16th Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  The service will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Agganis Arena at Boston University, 965 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.

Everyone who plans to attend must register for a free ticket by August 15.  Please visit for ticketing information.  To register for tickets by phone, please call 617-482-4826, ext. 687Please see flyer on Parish Office door for more information.

Saint John’s Calendar

Sun.            7  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.           8   7:00 pm  Bowen Parent Orientation (lower hall)

Tues.           9   7:30 pm  Vestry Meeting (Loring Rm.)

Thurs.       11   7:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal(upper hall)  

                      4-7:00 pm  CSA Distribution (on Otis St. Lawn)

  1.             13  10-11:30 am  Inquirer’s Class (Loring Rm.)

                       10:30 am Consecration of The Rev. Alan McIntosh Gates

(at the Agganis Arena) 

Sun.           14   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)


Sunday, September 7, 2014  

Eucharistic Minister:  Marina Matuzek  –  Romans 13:8-14

Lector:  James Farrell  –  Exodus 12:1-14

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 18:15-20

Acolyte:  Brendan McGee

Altar Guild:  Jane Huston

Ushers:  Peter Brown, Gary Messinger

Collection:  Patty Schoeck, Christopher Carter

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