This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, May 8, 2011


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

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On Sunday, May 22nd We Welcome James McGregor as our Interim Organist and Choir Director 

James McGregor is an American organist and composer born in Cambridge, Ohio. He received a B.S. degree in music from Capital University in Columbus, where he studied with William S. Bailey.  Later he received an M.S.M degree from the Union Theological Seminary, where he studied with Vernon de Tar, Searle Wright, and Margaret Hillis. While he was a student at U.T.S., he also served as assistant organist at the General Theological Seminary, New York. In 1960 he was appointed Director of Music at Grace Church, Newark, where he served until July 2008.  He was a member of the American Training Courses Committee of the Royal School of Church Music from 1974-1992. In 1983 he was appointed a consultant member of the Service Music Committee of the Standing Commission on Church Music (Episcopal Church), where he served until 1985. A number of his compositions appear in The Hymnal 1982 including Mass settings, anthems, motets, and responsorial settings of all the psalms assigned to Sundays and Holy Days in the lectionary of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.


Episcopalians Contemplate Implications of Osama bin Laden's Death

To read more from the Episcopal News Service  click here.


Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) 

Is providing assistance to those affected by the recent storms in the South and Southeast.  Click Here to help.


May Ladies' Luncheon 

Please join us for the May Ladies' Luncheon, which will be hosted at the home of Mary Courtemanche on Thursday, May 19th at 12 noon. Please bring your sandwich; drinks and dessert will be provided.  The address is 6 Deer Ridge Drive, Morristown.  Please RSVP to Mary at 973-267-0166.


Do You Speak Another Language? 

If so, your talents are needed on Pentecost Sunday, June 12th, at the 10:00am service. On this day, the lesson from the Acts of the Apostles will be read in different languages, highlighting the theme of God's people hearing the Word in their own language. Please contact Mo. Melissa in the Parish Office (908) 766-2282 ext 11 or for more information or to participate.


Upcoming Baptism Date

The last day scheduled for Holy Baptism before fall is the Day of Pentecost: Sunday, June 12th at 10:00am.  If you're interested please contact the office at 908-766-2282.


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.


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 .


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 

May 8, The Third Sunday of Easter

        8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

        9:00 am      Adult Formation, Meeting Room 

                           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 with Holy Baptism, Church

                           Sunday School 

     11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

May 9, Monday

        6:00 pm       Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room

May 11, Wednesday

       10:00 am       Business Ideas Group (BIG), Church

         4:00 pm       Fencing Class, Parish Hall

May 12, Thursday

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

        12:00 pm     Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

May 15, The Fourth 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

           9:10 am     Altar Guild Meeting, Chapel

         10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                             Sunday School 

         11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                             Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church   


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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