This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, September 18, 2011


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

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Announcements & Events

Mother Melissa's Last Day is this 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.


Rite 13 and Sunday School begin this Sunday, September 18th

Classroom Times and Locations

  • Rite 13 (Grades 7/8) at 9:00am Upstairs Classroom Parish House 
  • Pre-K/Kdg at 10:00am Classroom #4
  • Grades 1/2/3 at 10:00am Classroom #3
  • Grades 4/5/6 at 10:00am Upstairs Classroom Parish House 
  • Babysitting Classroom #2 

Click here to download a registration form for Sunday School


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. Fellowship will supply the hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, condiments, and drinks. Please bring either a side dish, salad or dessert.  Sign-up on the poster which is located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.  Come one, come all, as we welcome Mother Susan on her first Sunday!


Back-to-School Supplies Needed

The youth group will be kicking off the year by collecting donations for Kids Corp ( which has, since 1971,  been helping more than 4,000 children a year in Newark with after-school and summer academic programs, environmental science camp and a free health clinic.  Your donations of school or office supplies as well as new or gently used children's books are greatly appreciated.  Please bring your donations to church by September, 18th.  So next time you're out shopping, throw in an extra pencil sharpener, pack of pencils or backpack to help a child who is trying to learn.  Please contact Diane Morash ( with any questions.

 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


The 31st Mountain Art Show is up and running!!  

All the Juried entries have been judged, all the letters to the artists have been sent and all the Preview Party invitations have been stuffed and mailed thanks to a hard working group of women! If you know someone who would be interested in attending our Preview Party on Friday, October 21, extra invitations can be found on the table just outside Parish Hall.  As this is St. John's major fundraiser, everyone is encouraged to help in whatever way possible.  Starting today, the sign up boards, created by Erna Haueis & Doris Aufschlager, are in the Parish Hall.  Your help is appreciated.  Next to the sign up boards is the Angel Sign-Up sheet.  Please consider underwriting the expenses of our show so that we can once again bring in $35,000 for the church as we did last year.  Many thanks to our first three Angels who have covered the costs of printing the Preview Party invitations, The Best In Show prize and flowers for the show.  


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 ASAP 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 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

September 19, Monday

The Rev. Susan Ironside's First Day

    9:15 am   Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

    6:00 pm  Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room

September 20, Tuesday

    7:30 pm  Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

September 21, Wednesday

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

September 22, Thursday

 10:30 am   Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

 12:00 pm  Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

September 25, 15th Sunday after Pentecost 

   8:00 am  Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am  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

                     Sunday School

  11:15 am   Parish Picnic in honor of Mother Susan, 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