We are very pleased to announce that the Reverend Susan Ironside will be the next Rector of St John on the Mountain. As Bishop Councell says in his message to us, we are "more than confident that our Lord is the true author of this call." To learn more about the calling of the Reverend Susan Ironside, click here to read a letter from the wardens. Click here to read a letter from Bishop Councell.
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Grace Soup Kitchen
SJOTM will staff Grace's Soup Kitchen on Friday, Aug 26 from 10am to 1pm. Please sign-up on the bulletin board outside the Parish Hall or contact Fenn Putman (973) 543-7017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Baptism Date
A summer baptism date has been added for Sunday, Sept 4, at the 9:30 service. Please contact the parish office as soon as possible if you are interested in this date. The next service for Holy Baptism will be on All Saints' Sunday, November 6th.
September 11th Service
The tenth anniversary of Sept 11th falls on a Sunday this year, and we will mark this occasion and remember those who died on that day during both of our worship services (8am and 10am). If you would like to include the name(s) of a friend or family member to be read during these services, please submit those names to the office by Wednesday, September 7th.
Youth Group Pool Party & BBQ
The Youth Group will be kicking off the year with a pool party & BBQ at the Morash home on Sunday, September 18th. We'll meet right after church until 2:00 pm. We will be collecting school and office supplies for Kids Corp, which has been helping children in Newark since 1971 with after-school and summer academic programs, environmental science camp and a free health clinic. So when you're out buying school supplies, throw in an extra notebook, back pack, or pack of pencils to donate to Kids Corp. Hope to see you on September 18th. Kindly RSVP to Diane Morash at email@example.com.
Applications are now being accepted for over 60 scholarships available through the Episcopal Church. Earmarked for education and schooling for Episcopalians, the scholarship money is derived from numerous trust funds that have amassed over the years. Click here for the list of scholarships, the guidelines, the application form and the instructions for filling out the form.
Fall 2011 Diocese of NJ Ministry Institute Course and Events
Click here for a schedule for all courses and events at the Diocese of NJ Ministry Institute.
Don't forget that the 8:00am & 10:00am services will resume on Sunday, September 11th
Bishop's Cup Golf Tournament
Will be held on Monday, Oct 10, beginning with a shotgun start at 11am, Mercer Oaks - West Golf Course, in Windsor. Entry fee is $170 per player and includes greens fees, cart, and all meals for the day. Proceeds go to support Trinity Cathedral. The day begins with Eucharist on the course with Bishop Councell at 10am. Dinner only, tickets can be purchased for $35. Contact the Parish Office to register. Deadline is Friday, September 9th.
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!
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, please contact Beirne Donaldson at 973-543-2633 (home) or 973-476-0410 (cell).
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).