This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, March 27, 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.


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.


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!


April Ladies' Luncheon 

 Please join us for the April Ladies' Luncheon, which will be hosted at the home of Gerry Jo Cranmer on Wednesday, April 20th at 12 noon (Note that this is not on Thursday). Please bring your sandwich; drinks and dessert will be provided.  The address is 320 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville.  Please RSVP to Gerry Jo at 908-766-0199.

Habitat for Humanity Work Day

Saturday, April 9th from 8:30am to 3:30pm for the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity in Bridgewater. 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.


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 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

March 29, 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 30, Wednesday

    4:00 pm   Fencing Class, Parish Hall

March 31, Thursday

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

April 2, Saturday

    9:45 am    Food  Bank Pantry Staffing, Somerville

April 3, Fourth 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, Acolyte Room  

                       Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

  10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                       Sunday School 

  11:15 am    Healing Service, Chapel

                       Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

                       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

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

                       St.Mark's, Basking Ridge




Search & Discernment News

The pace of activity in our discernment process is accelerating.  Your Search and Discernment team is in the midst of conducting in-depth telephone interviews with selected, qualified candidates.  These interviews will provide information, both quantitative and qualitative, to help select the best fit for a new rector for our Parish.  These interviews should be completed during the week of March 27.  After completion, the remaining active candidates should number three or four. 

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 8:00 am - 3:00 pm