This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, March 20, 2011


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

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 Announcements & Events


Click Here to Provide Financial Assistance to Japan

Episcopal Relief & Development is sending support to the Nippon Sei Ko Kei (NSKK; the Anglican Communion in Japan) to help with its initial emergency relief efforts in response to the earthquake and resulting tsunami. Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development's Japan Earthquake Response Fund will provide vital support to the NSKK for their immediate work in assessing and responding to the disaster.  In Tohoku, the Church is planning to establish an emergency relief center at the diocesan building, and leadership at the Provincial level is developing a response structure to organize and support a network of volunteers to carry out the relief and restoration work.


This Sunday we welcome the Rev. Peter French as our Guest Celebrant & Preacher

Since 2008 The Reverend Peter French has served as Chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Princeton University, the oldest and largest campus ministry in the Episcopal Church. Ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia in 1999, Peter has served the church in rural Australian parishes, Chicago city churches, in hospital chaplaincy and for over half his career in university chaplaincy, both in the USA and in Australia, where he was Chaplain at Trinity College, The University of Melbourne. Peter received his Bachelor of Theology degree from The United Faculty of Theology, Melbourne, his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne, and is currently completing a PhD in Art History from this same University, concentrating upon the work of renowned Australian glass artist David Wright. Peter is married to The Revd Robyn Whitaker, an ordained minister of The Uniting Church of Australia currently completing her PhD in New Testament from The University of Chicago.


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. 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 20th.  


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!

Come to FIESTA CINCO DE MAYO on Friday, May 6th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Join the fun at our Spring Fundraiser while you enjoy fabulous Tex-Mex hors d'oeuvres including award winning chili made by our own chef Joe Ray!! Taste refreshing margaritas, mojitos, Mexican beer, and wine as you listen to festive music and stroll through our Mexican Marketplace. Purchase handmade treasures from Colonial Mexico brought to you by Talaverica.  St. John's will earn a percentage of the sales made at the Fiesta.  Mark your calendars and invite your friends! Please send in your response cards by April 30. Extra invitations are available in the narthex and on the table outside the kitchen. If you have any questions, contact Mary Courtemanche, Tressa Baird, or Kathy Christie.  Click here for more information.


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 


March 20, Second Sunday in Lent

      8:00 am  Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

      9:00 am  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  Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

                       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

       3:00 pm  Mini-Series on Pauline Theology and Letter, 

                        St.Mark's, Basking Ridge

March 22, Tuesday

    8:15 am    Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room

    6:00 pm    Evening Prayer, Chapel

    6:30 pm    Lenten Potluck Supper, Parish Hall

    7:30 pm    Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

March 23, Wednesday

   9:30 am     Business Ideas Group (BIG)

    4:00 pm    Fencing Class, Parish Hall

March 24, Thursday

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

March 27, Third Sunday in Lent

    8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am    Adult Formation, Parish House Meeting Room

                      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   Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

                      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

    3:00 pm   Mini-Series on Pauline Theology and Letter, 

                      St.Mark's, Basking Ridge

Search & Discernment News

Your Search and Discernment Committee met on March 16 to continue the work of considering and selecting candidates for recommendation for calling of our new Rector.  The team, meeting with Bob Bostock, our Diocesan Transition Consultant, reviewed detailed information submissions by interested

candidates to determine qualifications and fit with our criteria.  The work is on schedule with the timeline and plan for a recommendation to the Vestry and a calling in June.  Next steps will involve telephone interviews with active candidates to discern the fit based on experience, traits and attributes described in our Parish Profile.   Stay tuned for more updates regarding our progress.

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

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