This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, February 20, 2011


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Lost & Found
Are you missing any gloves or mittens?  Please check the lost & found located in the Parish House

 Announcements & Events

Please Note the President's Weekend Schedule Changes for the Week of Sunday, February 20th 


Sunday, February 20

  • No Children's choir
  • No Sunday School

Monday, February 21

  • Church Office closed

Workshop "Living Into the Millennium Development Goals"


Convocation of the Diocese of New Jersey is hosting an interactive workshop entitled "Living Into the Millennium Development Goals" on Saturday, Feb 19 from 9am until noon. We invite you to join us to learn about the MDGs and to explore ways to support this global initiative to fulfill Jesus' call to care for the most vulnerable. Please contact Sarah Paige in the diocesan office to register at or call (609) 394-5281.



Six week series on "Paul's Thought and Later Developments of 'The Pauline School'"

Begins on March 6, 2011 at 3 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge. They will host Dr. William Stroker, Professor Emeritus of Religion from Drew University. Dr. Stroker received his PhD. from Yale University in 1970 and subsequently studied the Coptic scriptures in Egypt and writing in the library of Strasburg, France. Stroker was the Chair of Department of Religion at Drew and continues to teach at the Madison Library. A suggested fee of $35 for the series is recommended. Please reserve a seat by contacting the office of St. Mark's at 908-766-0510, 140 So. Finley Ave. All are welcomed to attend and participate, but seats are limited. Topics included within the six week series are: Introduction to Paul's Life and Letters, Basic Pauline Theology, Judaism and "Christianity" according to Paul Pauline Ethics, Problems in Pauline Churches, Letters attributed to Paul, reflecting later times and developments, and the Roles of the Laity. For more information click here


Meet Dr. Stroker, at St. John on the Mountain, on Sunday, February 20th when he joins us for coffee hour in Parish Hall.


St. John on the Mountain Nursery School 50th Anniversary Fundraiser 

On Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Somerset Hills Country Club. For invitation and more information click here 


Grace's Soup Kitchen

Join us on February 25, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board near the Parish Hall. Please sign-up or contact Fenn Putman (973) 543-7017 or


Habitat for Humanity Work Day

Saturday, April 9th from 8:30am to 3:30pm for the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity in Bridgewater. Ten spaces are available. Sign-up early to get your spot! The sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.


Somerville Food Bank Staffing Opportunities

St. John staffs the Food Bank every Saturday in April, from 10am-12noon. Reserve your space! The sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.


Adopt-a-Family for Easter

Please help bring Easter smiles to your neighbors by buying and delivering an uncooked Easter meal to those in need.  Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board just outside of Parish Hall. For more information, contact Pete Ackerman (908) 537-9905.


Upcoming Baptism Dates

We have three dates scheduled for Baptism: Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00pm, Sunday, May 8th at 10:00am & Sunday, June 12 at 10:00am.  If you're interested please contact the office at 908-766-2282.


Save the Date for Some Cinco de Mayo  Fun!

Friday, May 6 from 6-9pm.  Featuring a Mexican Marketplace for some shopping fun, great music, and fantastic food.  Invite some friends and prepare to party the Mexican way.  Ole!


Diocesan trip to Ecuador

Save the date September 27 - October 4, 2011 for the Diocesan trip to live, work and worship with our companions and partners in the Diocese of Ecuador Central. Details to follow soon.


St. John on the Mountain

Weekly Calendar 

February 20, Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

    8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am    Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                    Rite 13, Parish House

                    Cherub Choir Rehearsal - Cancelled 

                    Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

  10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                   NO Sunday School - President's Weekend Break

  11:15 am    Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church 

                   Coffee Hour, Parish Hall 

February 21, Monday

Parish Office Closed - President's Day

February 22, Tuesday

    7:00 pm    Search Discernment meeting, Meeting Room

    7:30 pm    Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

February 23, Wednesday

    9:30 am    BIG - Business Ideas Group, Parish Hall

February 24, Thursday

  10:30 am     Knitting Needles & Thread Group, Meeting Rm

February 25, Friday

  10:00 am     Grace Soup Kitchen

February 27, Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

    8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am    Adult Formation, Parish House

                    Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                    Rite 13, Parish House

                    Cherub Choir Rehearsal  

                    Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

  10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                    Sunday School 

  11:15 am    Youth Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 

                    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

    2:00 pm    Mini-Series on Pauline Theology & Letters, 

                    St. Marks, Basking Ridge 



Search & Discernment News  

The Search and Discernment Committee will meet with Diocesan leaders on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm in the Parish House, to receive approved candidates and related background information regarding transition to our new rector.


Parish Directories

If you would like a print out of the Parish Directory, please stop by the Parish House. The listing is updated frequently. Copies of the current Directory are on a clipboard posted on the bulletin board which is located in the hallway outside the Parish Office. Please help yourself. If your contact information has changed, please let the office know. Thank you!


Prayer List

If you would like to have someone added to the Prayer List, please call or email the Parish Office 908-766-2282 or

St. John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm