This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, April 24, 2011


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

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7pm The Great Vigil of Easter, with Holy Baptisms followed by  reception


The Sunday of the Resurrection: 

EASTER DAY, April 24

8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with hymns

10am Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 

with Children's Message

11:15am Easter Egg Hunt, Outside


Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 24th

Immediately following the 10:00am service, we will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt, for children of all ages.  Weather permitting; we will hold the hunt outside.

Junior High Youth Group (Grades 6-8) to Staff the Food Bank

On Saturday, April 30th, the Jr High Youth Group will be staffing the Food Bank in Somerville.  Please meet at the SJOTM parking lot for a swift 9:30am departure.  We expect to return at 12:15pm. Space is limited.  Please RSVP to the office at 766-2282 or to reserve your spot.


A Celebration of Life to Remember Cathy Sutcliffe 

Will be held on Saturday, April 30th at the Sutcliffe home, 131 Mt Harmony Rd, Bernardsville, with a luncheon at 12:30, followed by a time for remembrance and dedication of an arbor and garden bench. All are invited. Please contact Lynn Sutcliffe if you can attend ( or 848-565-1213). 


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.  Believe it or not, our Cinco de Mayo Spring Fundraiser is just around the corner! Join the fun while you enjoy fabulous Tex-Mex hors d'oeuvres, including award winning chili made by our own Chef Joe Ray!!  Taste refreshing Margaritas, Sangria, and Mexican beer as you listen to festive music and stroll through our Mexican Marketplace.  Purchase handmade treasures from Colonial Mexico brought to you by Talaverica.  Choose from an assortment of hand-blown glass, Talavera pottery, artisan copper and Mexican sterling silver jewelry.  St. Johns will earn a percentage of the sales made at the Fiesta.


In addition, there will be a Wine-Pull with each bottle of wine guaranteed to be worth $20 or more.  On the night of the event, the wine bottles will be wrapped in festive tissue paper so their identity is unknown.  Each bottle will be numbered and the corresponding number of corks will be put in a bowl; i.e. if there are 30 bottles of wine there will be 30 corks numbered from 1 - 30 in the bowl.  For $25 you get to "pull" a cork out of the bowl.  If the number 5 is on the cork then you will get the wine bottle that has the number 5 on it.  For a preview of the wines that will be in the pull, visit the small table just outside the doors to the Parish Hall.  This will be an exciting way to try a new wine and support St. Johns at the same time!


Now is the time to send in your response card and invite your friends for fellowship and fun, while supporting our church!  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 .


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.   For the Food Bank website, click here.


Upcoming Baptism Dates

We have two upcoming dates scheduled for Baptism: Sunday, May 8th at 10:00am & Sunday, June 12 at 10:00am.  If you're interested please contact the office at 908-766-2282.


Youth Group Mission Trip for Grades 8-12 with St. Luke's in Gladstone

Please join us for the Summer Mission Trip to Philadelphia to return to The Philadelphia Project.  Plan to depart after church on Sunday, July 24th and return on Friday, July 29th.   Spend the week helping people, playing games, singing songs, worshiping God, and sleeping on the floor.  To learn more about The Philadelphia Project click here.   For more information about the trip, please contact Norm Penney, Interim Youth Director at St. Luke's Episcopal Church


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 

April 23, Holy Saturday & Easter Eve

       9:45 am       Food  Bank Pantry Staffing, Somerville 

       7:00 pm       The Great Vigil of Easter, with Holy Baptism, followed by


April 24,The Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Day

       8:00 am      Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with hymns

     10:00 am      Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with 

                                 Children's Message

     11:15 am      Easter Egg Hunt, Outside

April 25,Easter Monday

  Parish Office Closed

April 27, Wednesday

              9:00 am       B.I.G. Business Ideas' Group, Parish Hall

              4:00 pm       Fencing Class, Parish Hall 

April 28, Thursday

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

April 29, Friday

      10:00 am      Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

April 30, Saturday 

       9:45 am      Food Bank Pantry Staffing, Somerville

     12:30 pm      Cathy Sutcliffe Memorial, at the Sutcliffe Home

May 1, Second Sunday of Easter

       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      Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

                                  Coffee Hour to honor Andrew Moore, Parish Hall



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St. John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Road

Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924



Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm