This Week on the Mountain

for the week of Sunday, October23, 2011

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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.
Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm
Mon-Thurs 8am - 3pm
Monday & Wednesday

Announcements & Events

Please Join us as 

The Right Reverend George E. Councell 


The Reverend Susan R. Ironside

 as the Seventh Rector of 

St. John on the Mountain

Saturday, October 29th

at 3pm

Reception to follow

Childcare provided


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 and bring to church between Sunday, October 9th and Sunday, October 23rd.


The 31st Mountain Art Show Exhibit Hours 

Saturday, October 22nd 10am - 6pm 

Sunday, October 23rd 12-4pm 

Monday, October 24th - Friday, 

October 28th 10am-6pm Saturday, October 29th 10am-4pm 

Sunday, October 30th 12-3pm

Click here for more information.  


Music in the Somerset Hills presents: 

Soundscapes for Cello & Organ

Sunday, October 30th at 4pm.  Admission by donation at the door.  The Mountain Art Show closing reception follows the concert.  Yale-educated organist Brian Harlow joins forces with Robert Deutsch,former member of the Houston symphony, to present a program of beautiful works for cello and organ. A variety of works from J.S. Bach to the present day will frame a rare performance of Karl Höller's Improvisation on "Schönster, Herr Jesu." In this work, Höller takes the listener on a colorful tour of scenes exploring different moods and aspects of a well-loved German hymn. Enjoy a feast for your ears as well as a feast for your eyes at the annual Mountain Art Show!


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 by Thursday, October 27th.


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 take 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 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 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 21, Friday 

     6:00 pm    Art Show Preview Party, Parish Hall & Atrium 

October 22, Saturday 

Mountain Art Show exhibit hours:10am-6pm

October 23, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

Mountain Art Show exhibit hours:12pm-4pm

     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

      6:00 pm   Artist Reception, Parish Hall & Atrium

October 24, Monday

   Mountain Art Show 10am-6pm

    9:15 am      Staff Meeting, Meeting Room 

October 25, Tuesday

   Mountain Art Show 10am-6pm

    7:30 pm      Parish Choir, Choir Room

October 26, Wednesday

   Mountain Art Show 10am-6pm   

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

    9:30 am      Business Idea Group, Church

  12:00 pm     Sip & See Nursery School Art Show Event

October 27, Thursday 

  Mountain Art Show 10am-6pm

 10:30 am       Knitters, Meeting Room

October 28, Friday 

  Mountain Art Show 10am-7pm

 10:00 am      Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

   7:00 pm      Mountain Art Show Wine Tasting Event

October 29, Saturday

  Mountain Art Show 10am-4pm

   3:00 pm     The Institution of The Rev. Susan R. Ironside, with reception, 

                      Church & Parish Hall

October 30, Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

  Last Day of the Mountain Art Show 12pm-3pm

   8:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                       Rite 13, 2nd Floor Parish House

                       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

                        Altar Guild Meeting, Chapel

   4:00 pm      Soundscapes for Cello & Organ & Reception

Contact Us

St. John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Road

Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924