This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, May 22, 2011


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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.


We Celebrate Youth Sunday this Sunday, May 22nd

Youth of the parish will have leadership roles in the morning's worship at the 10am service.  The preacher at both services will be Maria Carlucci.  She is a senior at Bernards High School and is the daughter of Janette Carlucci.  Maria will be attending Rutgers University this fall.


On June 5th we welcome Canon Lee Powers from the Diocese of New Jersey

Canon Powers will be preaching at both 8am & 10am and will be available after services for a time of Questions & Answers regarding the final phase of our transition period. 


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).


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.


Parish Picnic 

Mark your calendars in ink and plan to attend the Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 12th following the 10 am service.  This event will occur rain or shine!  We will be breaking out the grills and cooking up hot dogs and hamburgers!  Parishioners are asked to sign up on the poster outside of the Parish Hall denoting how many family members will be attending and what side dish you will be bringing.


St. John's Night 

Will be celebrated on Saturday, June 25, from 6pm-10pm, beginning with Evening Prayer at 6:30pm, at the home of Mikael and Beth Salovaara located at 170 Dryden Road, Bernardsville.  BBQ and beverages will be provided.  Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.  Invite your friends.  The famous Morash/Ray BBQ roast begins cooking mid morning; stop by any time to share the day with the cooks.


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 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

May 25, Wednesday

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

              9:00 am   Business Ideas Group (BIG), Church

              9:00 am   Nursery School Circus, Parish Hall

              4:00 pm   Fencing Class, Parish Hall

May 26, Thursday

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

May 27, Friday

           10:00 am    Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

May 29, The Sixth Sunday of Easter

             8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

             9:00 am    Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                               Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

           10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

           11:15 am    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall


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



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