This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, June 26, 2011



Rite II, Holy Eucharist with music in the Church at 9:30am


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

St. John's Night on Saturday

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St. John's Night is Tomorrow 

Saturday, June 25th 

Please join us from 6pm-10pm, 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 during the day to say hi to the cooks.


 Announcements & Events

9:30 am Summer Service 

The summer worship schedule has begun. Throughout the summer months, we will offer one service on Sundays; Rite II, Holy Eucharist with music in the Church at 9:30am.  Professional Nursery Care will be offered on Sunday mornings from 9:00am-10:45am in Room 2 of the lower level.  A Simple Lemonade Hour will be offered each Sunday following the worship service, please sign up on the bulletin board to host.


Lemonade Hour Sign-Up

Summer is here and so is the 9:30 service and Lemonade Hour! Please sign up for a Summer Sunday and be a host or hostess.  All you have to do is bring a small treat as the lemonade is provided by the church.  The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside of the kitchen door.  Weather permitting, Lemonade Hour will take place outside in the front courtyard so we can all enjoy the new landscaping!


Plant-Waterers Needed

Help us to keep our new plantings alive and well.  Please volunteer to water the plants.  A sign-up sheet is posted outside of parish hall. For more details, pleas contact Beirne Donaldson at 973-543-2633 (home) or 973-476-0410 (cell).


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).


Diocesan Trip to Ecuador

This year, we will work with our brothers and sisters in Puyo, a jungle town of 25,000 on the eastern Andean slope at the edge of the Amazon basin.  There is work to be done on the farm and restoring the roof of the Episcopal parish.  As is our custom, we will toil side by side with our hosts, our fellow Anglicans whose lives are intertwined with ours, seeking to do what our Lord asks - serve each other.  We will meet, work and worship with various indigenous groups, including an Amazon Shuar Indian community.  Join us as your diocese continues its journey in faith with our Ecuadorian companions.  Estimated cost is $1390.90.  Act quickly as space is limited to 20.  For more details on the trip, contact Pete Ackerman 908-310-5202 or click here.

St. John on the Mountain

Weekly Calendar 

June 25, Saturday

   6:00pm       St. John's Night, Salovaara Home

June 26, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost 

   8:45 am      Summer Choir rehearsal, Choir Room 

   9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                       Summer Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

   9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

 10:30 am      Lemonade Hour, Parish Hall

   4:00 pm      Fencing Class, Parish Hall

June 27, Monday

    9:30 am     Vacation Bible Summer Camp

June 28, Tuesday

    9:30 am     Vacation Bible Summer Camp

June 29, Wednesday

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

    9:30 am     Vacation Bible Summer Camp

   4:00  pm     Fencing Class, Parish Hall

June 30, Thursday

    9:30 am     Vacation Bible Summer Camp

July 3, 3nd Sunday after Pentecost 

    8:45 am     Summer Choir rehearsal, Choir Room 

    9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

    9:30 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

  10:30 am     Lemonade Hour

    4:00 pm     Fencing Class, Parish Hall 

Search & Discernment News
Your Search and Discernment Committee has concluded its visitation and assessment work and has presented its recommendations to the Vestry on Monday, June 20.  The Vestry is now considering both those recommendations and next steps including candidate contact, necessary reference checks and required Diocesan approvals.   As information about this next phase of the transition process unfolds, there will be more specific information in our

weekly and monthly publications.  For now, be assured that work is very actively continuing and that your Wardens and Vestry are moving the process and candidates forward to a calling of our next Rector.

Contact Us

St. John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Road

Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924




Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 



Rite II, Holy Eucharist with music in the Church at 9:30am