This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, September 11, 2011


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

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Men's Bible Study 

Please join us every Wednesday from 8:15am-9:15am. The group will begin meeting next Wednesday, September 14th.  

The Knitting Needles & Thread group will start up on 

Thursday, September 15, at 10:30 am

Please join us in the meeting room in the Parish House.  All are welcome!  We will continue to work on knitted and crocheted prayer shawls for parishioners, friends, and the cancer unit at Morristown Hospital, baptismal blankets, scarves and hats for the Seafarer's Institute, counted cross stitch Christmas ornaments, baby hats, and any other projects that look like fun!  Personal projects are always welcome.   We encourage you to come even if you don't know how to stitch! We love to eat, love to chat, and love to craft.   Immediately following the September 15 gathering, we encourage you to join the Ladies Luncheon which will be held in the Parish Hall. 

Ladies' Lunch Kicks Off  Thursday, September 15th

The monthly gathering of the ladies of St. John's begins again on Thursday, September 15th in the Parish Hall at noon. Bring your sandwich, and drinks and dessert will be provided. On the third Thursday of every month, women of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join in this traditional fellowship event.  We usually gather at someone's home or occasionally at a restaurant for lunch and conversation.  Bring your own salad or sandwich, drinks and dessert are provided by the hostess. Please feel free to drop in any time. We typically have 10-20 people attend with a mix of all ages!  Watch the church calendar for dates and locations. If you would like to host a lunch, please contact Sue Catlett (908-955-7109).

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.  


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 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

September 13, Tuesday

   6:30 pm   Music Search Committee Meeting, Meeting Room

   7:30 pm    Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

September 15, Thursday

 10:00 pm   Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

 12:00 pm   Ladies' Luncheon, Parish Hall

September 18, 14th Sunday after Pentecost 

   8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am    First Day of Rite 13, Parish House

                     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                     Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

                     Cherub Choir rehearsal, Acolyte Room

  10:00 am  Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                     First day of Sunday School

  11:15 am   Coffee Hour in honor of Mother Melissa, Parish Hall 

Contact Us

St. John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Road

Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924




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