This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, May 15, 2011


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

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Grass-Cutters Needed

Please help us save over $3,000 this summer by volunteering your time to cut the grass.  We are in need of weekly volunteers.  You can cut the grass any day of the week, as long as it is cut by Sunday in preparation for the Sunday services.  A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the hallway near parish hall.  For more information, please contact Beirne Donaldson at 973-543-2633 (home) or 973-476-0410 (cell).


May Ladies' Luncheon 

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


Music on the Mountain Upcoming Event

Please join us on Saturday, May 21st, 7:30 pm for an eclectic program featuring Harmonium Choral Harmonium Chamber singers as they present in the early Barouque masterpiece Jepthe, along with renaissance & twentieth century a capella works by Palestrina, Gibbons, Philips, Vaughan Williams, W.H. Harris, Hovland, Sedek and more ! A free-will offering will be taken.  Click here for more information.


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.


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.  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 .


St. John on the Mountain

Weekly Calendar 

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

May 18, Wednesday

            8:15 am    Men's  Bible Study, Meeting Room

            4:00 pm    Fencing Class, Parish Hall

May 19, Thursday

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

         12:00 pm     Ladies' Luncheon, Courtemanche Home

May 21, Saturday

           7:30 pm     Harmonium Concert, Church

May 22, The Fifth Sunday of Easter

            8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

            9:00 am    Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                              Rite 13, Parish House

                              Last Cherub Choir Rehearsal, Acolyte Room  

                              Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

                              Adult Formation, Meeting Room

           10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                               Youth Sunday

                               Sunday School 

            11:15 am   Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                               Outreach Commission Meeting, Meeting Room

Search & Discernment News

The Search and Discernment team members have begun to visit the final active candidates for our rector opportunity.  These visits are scheduled to conclude on May 29 after which the Committee will narrow the list to the two best, most suitable candidates.  The Vestry will then work to discern and call the finalist for our opportunity including a compensation and benefits arrangement, an orientation and an assimilation process to help the new rector to a fast, productive start at SJOTM.

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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