Announcements & Events
Don't Forget to Spring Ahead on Sunday, March 13th!
Be sure to set those clocks one hour ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday!
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The Great Litany
To mark the First Sunday in Lent, we are beginning the 10am service by singing the Great Litany in procession. The Great Litany was written by Thomas Cranmer in 1548 was the first text used in the newly forming Church of England that was written in English and not in Latin. It predates the first Book of Common Prayer (1549) by one year.
Lenten Choral Evensong Today, Sunday March 13th
All are invited to begin the season of Lent with this contemplative service of evening prayer, featuring the combined adult choirs of St. Luke's & St. John on the Mountain, with Melissa Bohl on oboe, at 4pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 182 Main Street, Gladstone. Choir Directors Dr. Andrew Moore & Dr. Brian Harlow will lead the choirs in Anglican choral music from the past three centuries, including the Evening Canticles in C by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), the Preces and Responses by Thomas Ebdon (1738-1811), and The Lord is My Shepherd from Requiem by John Rutter (b. 1945). The service will also include a sung psalm, hymns, and instrumental music. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be collected. For more information call 908-234-0002.
Tuesdays in Lent - Lenten Service & Pot Luck Supper
A service of Evening Prayer with Taize music will be offered at 6pm on the Tuesdays during the season of Lent (beginning March 15). The service (in the chapel) will be followed by a potluck supper at 6:30 (in Parish Hall). Please join us and bring a friend!
Lent at Home with Your Children
Look for changing weekly displays, in the Children's Library. These Take Home Activities are a way to help your kids acknowledge Lent at home.
"The Nun Better Cookbook"
The Community of St. John Baptist in Mendham has produced a cookbook, "The Nun Better Cookbook," to help raise money for their Capital Campaign. There are 380 recipes in the book, along with nice graphics. The cost is $18.00 per copy. St. John's Outreach Committee wants to support the convent's campaign by selling their cookbook. We will be offering it for sale following church in the parish hall on Sunday, March 13th, & 20th.
March Ladies' Luncheon
Please join us for the ladies' luncheon, which will be hosted at the home of Kathy Christie on Thursday, March l7th at 12 noon. Please bring your sandwich; drinks and dessert will be provided by the host. Kathy's address is 803 Farley Road, White House Station, NJ. Kindly RSVP to Kathy at 908-572-7048.
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 upcoming dates scheduled for Baptism: Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00pm (Easter Vigil), 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 - 9 pm. 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.