This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, September 4, 2011



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


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

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Diocese of NJ 




Ralph & Lynn Jones 

PO Box 62 

Oldwick, NJ 08858

Announcements & Events

Dear Parishioners, 


We realize that many of you may still be without power and/or water and some of you are dealing with extensive damage due to flooding and/or downed trees. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time for our area. You will see in this email a message from the Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management noting where you can find fresh drinking water and showers. Also, please note that as of Thursday (Sept 1) there is still no power or water in the church building. We do, however, plan to have the 9:30am service and will do so in the parish hall. We certainly hope that everyone has power restored by the weekend, but in the event it is still out, please do plan to come to church as we will pray, sing, and be in fellowship with one another, giving thanks for all that we do have. Please be safe, and hopefully we can soon return to normal. 


Yours in Christ, 



Message from Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management

Due to Hurricane Irene many Bernardsville residences are currently without power and 2/3 of the town's fresh water supply comes from private wells.  Residents can obtain fresh water or showers/bathing facilities at the following locations:


FRESH WATER: (Bring your own containers)





September Newsletter

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Don't forget that the this Sunday is the last 9:30am Summer Sunday Service.  The 8:00am & 10:00am services will resume on Sunday, September 11th


Healing Service 

Will be held on Sunday, September 4th at 10:30am in the Chapel.

Fruit Cup Collection

We have pledged to collect 200 small containers of non-perishable fruit, for at-risk children, for the Social Action Food Packing Projects, which will take place on Sunday, September 11th.  Please bring donations to the box marked "Fruit Cups" located in the narthex before Thursday, September 8th.   


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.


An Evening Service of Reflection and Hope
On Sunday, September 11th at 6:30pm, there will be a community-wide 9/11 observance hosted at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. A speaker will give an account of experiences that day and the changes wrought upon his life. In addition, students will share their vision for the future, in the hope that the community gathered will move from somber reflection and feelings of sorrow to a stance of hope and civic engagement.   


Mother Melissa's Last Day will be on Sunday, September 18th

We plan to celebrate Mother Melissa's ministry with us and wish her well with our love and thanks at a special coffee hour following the 10am service.  Please make every effort to attend that day. Click here to read a farewell letter from the wardens.


The Reverend Susan Ironside's first Sunday with us will be on 
Sunday, September 25th
Please join us that day as we welcome Mother Susan.  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.


Annual Fall Kick-Off Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 25th
Help us to celebrate Mother Susan's first day with us, at our Annual Fall Kick-Off Parish Picnic, immediately following the 10:00am service.

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


Organist & Choirmaster Wanted

Please click here for more information.


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.


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.


We are still in need of Grass-Cutters

The grass can be cut any day of the week, as long as it is done by Sunday in preparation for the Sunday services.  A sign-up sheet is located outside of parish hall. For more details, please contact Beirne Donaldson at 973-543-2633 (home) or 973-476-0410 (cell).

St. John On the Mountain

Weekly Calendar 

September 4, 12th 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  Healing Service, Chapel

                    Lemonade Hour  

September 5, Monday

Office closed

September 6, Tuesday

  7:30 pm   Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

September 8, Thursday

 12:15 pm  Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

September 9, Friday

 10:00 am  Art Show Envelope Stuffing, Parish Hall

September 10, Saturday

   10:30 am  Art Show Judging Day, Parish Hall

September 11, 13th Sunday after Pentecost 

   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 

                     Outreach Committee Meeting, Meeting Room

Contact Us

St. John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Road

Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924




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