This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, October 2, 2011


Artwork by Nancy Robinson

Quick Links

View our new  Stained Glass Window Art Gallery


SJOTM Calendar


Diocese of NJ 


The Parish Directory 
is now available electronically.  To submit your request email

or stop by the Parish House to pick-up a copy.  They're hanging from the bulletin board in the first floor hallway.

Announcements & Events

October Newsletter

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Contact Information for the Rector

To reach Mother Susan, please call 908-766-2282 ext 11 or email or just stop by for a cup of coffee and say hello.  Mother Susan's door is always open.  We encourage visits!


2011-12 Coffee Hour Host schedule

By now you should have received in the mail a  2011-12 Coffee Hour Host schedule (click here for schedule).  In an effort to involve all families, coffee hour will be assigned to each family one time between the months of September 2011 and June 2012.  If you can't make the Sunday that you're assigned, we kindly ask that you swap with another family.  Preparations are minimal and implementation is easy (click here for directions).  We all love Coffee Hour and this vital part of Fellowship.  By having everyone involved, we can all be a positive force for St. John's If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators, Sue Catlett at 908-955-7109 or Sue Kennedy


The 31st Mountain Art Show

Sign-up to Help as Either a Volunteer or an Angel Donor!!  

As this is St. John's major fundraiser, everyone is encouraged to help in whatever way possible.  The sign up boards, with a variety of volunteer tasks and Angel Underwriting Opportunities, are in the Parish Hall.  Your help is appreciated.  Many thanks to our first five Angels Click here for more information.  


Art Show Meeting on Sunday, October 2nd

There is an Art Show meeting on Sunday, October 2nd, in the Parish  House Meeting Room just after the 10am service.  Any and all interested parties are encouraged to attend this meeting.


Blessing of the Animals

In celebration of Saint Francis' Day, we will have a service for the Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 9th on the Chapel steps at 1pm. All creatures, great and small, are welcome to attend with their owners. 


Save the Date For the Institution of 

The Reverend Susan R. Ironside as the Seventh Rector 

of St. John on the Mountain 

Please join us on Saturday, October 29th at 3pm at St. John on the Mountain. Reception to follow.


All Saints' Day 2011 

During the Sunday services on Nov 6th we will remember in prayer the names of those who have been buried from SJOTM during the past year. This is referred to as the necrology.  In addition to reading the necrology, we would like to include in print the names of those who have gone before whose lives have especially touched or influenced you in your journey of faith.  Dedication forms are available in the Parish Office and at the door to the Parish Hall or click here. Please submit your dedications to the Parish Office by, Monday, Oct 24th.


Holy Baptism

We baptize primarily on those dates set aside for baptism, as listed in the Book of Common Prayer.  Since the presence of the community of faith is essential for welcoming the newly baptized into the church, baptisms takes place in the principal service on the appointed Sunday.  The next date for Holy Baptism is Nov 6th, All Saints' Sunday. Questions about baptism? Please contact Mo. Susan at


Food Bank Network of Somerset County

SJOTM parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in November from 9:45am to noon. Location: United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville. All are invited, including older children, to help interview clients, bag and distribute food. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. For more information, contact Pete Ackerman or (908) 537-9905.


Parishioners have the opportunity to buy and deliver ingredients for an uncooked meal to a needy family, for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. For more information, contact Pete Ackerman or (908) 537-9905.   

St. John On the Mountain

Weekly Calendar 

October 2, 16th Sunday after Pentecost 

   8:00 am   Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am   Acolyte Training, Church

                     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                     Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

                     Cherub Choir rehearsal, Acolyte Room

   9:30 am   Rite 13, Parish House  

 10:00 am   Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                      Sunday School

  11:15 am   Healing Service, Chapel

                     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                     Art Show Meeting, Meeting Room  
October 3, Monday

   9:15 am    Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

October 4, Tuesday

   7:30 pm    Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

October 5, Wednesday

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

October 6, Thursday

 10:30 am    Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

 12:15 pm    Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

October 9, 17th Sunday after Pentecost 

   8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am    Rite 13, Parish House 

                      Lector Meeting, Church

                      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    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                      Outreach Committee, Choir Room

     1:00 pm  Blessing of the Animals, Chapel Steps

Contact Us

St. John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Road

Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924




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