HOLY SATURDAY & EASTER EVE, April 23
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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.