This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, October 9, 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.
OFFICE HOURS

Rector 
Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm
 
Administrator 
Mon-Thurs 8am - 3pm
 
Bookkeeper
Monday & Wednesday
8:30am-2:30pm
 
 

Announcements & Events

Please join us for

The Institution of 

The Reverend Susan R. Ironside  

as the Seventh Rector of St. John on the Mountain 

Saturday, October 29th at 3pm 

at St. John on the Mountain

Reception to follow

Childcare will be provided

 

Blessing of the Animals this Sunday

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. 

 

Blanket & Bedding Drive

The Rite-13 group will be leading a church-wide Blanket & Bedding Drive for the benefit of the Somerset Foodbank families.  This is in response to the flooding in Somerset County.  Please consider donating the following items: pillows (NEW only), blankets, bedding, sheets, pillowcases (new or gently used). Please wash everything and place in a plastic bag, labeled with the bedding size.  Please bring your items to church between Sunday, October 9th and Sunday, October 23rd.  Now is a great time to clean out your closets!
 
October Newsletter
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Contact Information for the Rector

To reach Mother Susan, please call 908-766-2282 ext 11 or email rector@sjotm.org or better yet stop by for a cup of coffee and say hello.  Mother Susan's door is always open. Please come visit!

 

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.  

  

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 rector@sjotm.org.

 

Food Bank Network of Somerset County

SJOTM parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in November from 9:45am to noon at the 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 jbajr@comcast.net or (908) 537-9905.


Adopt-A-Family

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 jbajr@comcast.net or (908) 537-9905.   

St. John On the Mountain

Weekly Calendar 

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

October 10, Monday

Office Closed for Columbus Day

   10:00 am   Bishop's Golf Tournament, Mercer Oaks

October 11, Tuesday

     6:00 pm  Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room

     7:30 pm   Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

October 12, Wednesday

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

October 13, Thursday

   10:30 am    Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

   12:00 pm   Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

October 15, Saturday 

   10:30 am    Memorial Service for George Mullen, Church

     3:00 pm    Art Show Set-Up, Parish Hall & Atrium 

October 16, 18th 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    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

    12:00 pm  Art Show Receiving Day

      5:00 pm   Art Show - Demystifying the Judging Process, Church

Contact Us

St. John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Road

Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924

908-766-2282

office@sjotm.org

www.sjotm.org