Announcements & Events
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"Brackets" Meets "Biblical Idol" - The Rite-13 Group Needs Your Biblical Knowledge
With all the talk about the NCAA Brackets we wondered how such a competition would work in Bible times. It's not known who could dribble, pass or shoot (and the long robes would probably get in the way) but we thought that we could evaluate the strengths and weaknesses and analyze who might be more righteous - in our eyes, not God's. The Rite-13 group has been researching various biblical persons and we also need the knowledge and analysis of the parish to see who makes it to the Final Four. Join us in the Parish Hall at coffee hour for the next few weeks and help pick the winners. Each person has a brief "stat sheet" to outline his/her deeds, sins, doubts and victories. Check out the instructions posted in the Hall. Even though we know that we are all worthy, please help us decide who you feel is most deserving. Share your opinions with our youngsters. Your choices may be based on serious analysis or "American Idol" reasons like you like the person's name.
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!
Volunteers Are Still Needed for the 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.
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.
Donations for Easter Baskets Needed for Morris County Youth Shelter
The High School Youth Group will once again provide Easter baskets for the residents of the Morris County Youth Shelter. Please help us in this endeavor by donating suggested items from the list below. We will prepare baskets for ten boys and six girls. Donations can be dropped off at the church between now and April 10th. A basket for donations will be available in the rear of the church on Sundays and in the meeting room in the Parish House during the week. Please contact Janette Carlucci (908) 234-1269 or Diane Morash (908) 953-8212 with any questions. The staff and residents at the shelter are very appreciative of our continued support.
✤Egg dye kits
✤Toiletries (hotel size are perfect)
✤Decks of cards (requested by the boys)
✤Friendship bracelet kits (requested by the girls)
✤Nair (hair remover)
✤PLEASE NO RAZORS OR MOUTH WASH
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.
50/50 Raffle Fundraiser for Playground Equipment
Don't miss out on your chance to win big, while helping us to create an outdoor play space for the kids of St. John on the Mountain. Tickets will be sold for $10 a piece or three for $25. All proceeds will be split 50/50. Our goal is to raise $10,000. As an FYI - The nursery school playground, that is on the lower-level, is designed and built for pre-school aged children and, is not appropriate for the elementary-aged kids of our parish, hence the need for our own equipment. Tickets can be purchased on Sundays during coffee hour or stop by the office Monday-Thursday between 8:00am - 3:00pm. The drawing will be held during the Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 12th. Click here for more information.
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.
VBS Summer Camp returns to SJOTM - SAVE THE DATE for June 27th - 30th
Join us Monday - Thursday, from 9:30am - 12:00pm. Kids will get-together to create, connect, and journey together down Main Street where they will play sports, games, hear music, make snacks, listen to Bible stories, and make cool crafts! The cost is $60 per child pre-k through rising 4th grade. Space is limited. For more information, download a flier here and a registration form here.
Youth Volunteers Needed for Camp
Rising 7th Grade (and up) volunteers are needed to make camp a success! Credit for community service hours for school, scouts, and/or honor societies is available. For more information contact the office at 766-2282 or email email@example.com .
Easter Plants, Flowers, and Special Music
St. John on the Mountain is now accepting contributions for Easter plants, flowers, and special music. Donations may be memorials or thanksgivings. In order that we might publish all names in the Easter bulletins, we ask that you send in your donations by Monday, April 11th. If you would like to contribute, please complete the form below, or your own version of it and return it to the Parish Office, along with a check made payable to St. John on the Mountain, with a note in the memo section: Easter Flowers and Music. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office (908) 766-2282 ext 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to download a form.
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.
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.