This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, August 21, 2011



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


Artwork by Nancy Robinson


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Announcements & Events

By the grace of God, we have called a new Rector!

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.


August Newsletter

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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


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


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.


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, please 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).

St. John On the Mountain

Weekly Calendar 

August 21, 10th 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


August 26, Friday

 10:00 am  Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

       Juried Art Show Deadline

  August 28, 11th 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  

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