November 13, 2011
This Week on the Mountain
In This Issue
New Date for Institution
Special Parish Meeting
Youth Group Pie Making
All Saints' Day
Youth Group Pie Making
Stock Donations
November Ladies' Luncheon
Food Bank Volunteers
Art Show Volunteers' Brunch
Christmas Pageant 2011
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The Rev. Susan Ironside

Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm

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Patti Lippman

Mon-Thurs 8am - 3pm

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Lisa Keenan

Monday & Wednesday


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Lynn Mitchell

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The Institution of The Reverend Susan R. Ironside
Has Been Rescheduled for 
Saturday, December 3rd at 3pm

Please Join us as 

The Right Reverend George E. Councell Institutes 
The Reverend Susan R. Ironside
as the Seventh Rector of St. John on the Mountain 
on Saturday, December 3rd at 3pm. 
Reception to follow.  Childcare provided.
Click here for invitation

Special Parish Meeting This Sunday, November 13th

Concerning the Election of a New Bishop for the 

Diocese of New Jersey  on Sunday!

Now that Bishop George E. Councell has announced his Retirement for the fall of 2013, he has called for the election process of a new Bishop of New Jersey.  Immediately following the 10am service on Sunday, November 13th, we will be having a congregational meeting for the purpose of electing six delegates to a special meeting of the Convocation.  


To read the Bishop's letter please click here.



Click here for the November Newsletter.  

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Immediately following the 10am service this Sunday, November 13th, until about 3:00 pm,  the Youth Group will be making pies for Thanksgiving. This is their one big fundraiser for the year which allows the Youth Group to be self-supporting and supporting of others. They will be making Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, and delicious frozen Peanut Butter Pies. All youth from 7th grade and up are invited as are adults.  For more information, please contact Diane Morash ( service hours will be given.

St. John on the Mountain
Celebrates All Saints' Day Jointly with 
St. Mark's in Basking Ridge
All the saints of St. John on the Mountain and St. Mark's in Basking Ridge celebrated All Saints' Day together, thanks to the gracious hospitality of Fr. Rick Morley, rector of St. Mark's, who invited us to worship with them when our building was still without power.  The choirs joined together, Mother Susan presided at the Eucharist, and Father Morley preached a marvelous sermon.  It was a Feast to remember!  Our parishes will be partnering in Advent for a Quiet Day which will be held here on December 10. Watch for more details coming soon!
All Saints' at St. Mark's
We know that because of the power failure, many of you missed the All Saints' Day service, where the Necrology for 2011 was read.  Click here to see the list of names of those for whom we prayed.

By now you should have received your Stewardship letter for 2012.  If you haven't already done so, please return your 2012 Pledge Card ASAP, as

the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year.


Extra pledge cards can be found in the narthex or click here to download a copy or email the office to have one sent to you.


Click here to download of copy of the Stewardship letter.


Did You Know You Can Donate Your Stocks to SJOTM?

What are the benefits of giving stock, instead of cash, to charity? Well, the tax advantages can make doing so very worthwhile.   To learn more, please contact Lisa Keenan in the office at 908-766-2282 ext 13 or by email at L.Keenan@SJOTM.orgWe would be happy to accept stock donations for 2012 as form of  pledge payment.


  - - - NEW LOCATION!!! - - -

The Ladies' Luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 17th at 12 noon at the home of Anne Kearns, 98 Village Road, New Vernon. Please bring a sandwich.  Beverages and dessert will be provided. Mark your calendar!  Please RSVP to Anne at 973-455-0377. 

SJOTM parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in November from 9:45am to noon. Located at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville. Click here for directions.


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.  


Help save a struggling family's Thanksgiving and Christmas by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver to your Adopt-a-Family. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  For more information, contact Pete Ackerman or (908) 537-9905. 


As a show of thanks, to the many Art Show volunteers who spent countless hours donating their time, there will be a brunch on Sunday, December 4th, after Coffee Hour, in the Parish Hall.



The Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday, December 18th during the 10:00am service.  The pageant will be open to all interested PK-12th grade students.

 Click here for more information.

 Click here to download the pageant forms.


Any questions?  Please contact Lynn Mitchell (  Forms must be returned no later than November 21st.  Roles will be announced and scripts will be available on Monday, December 5th.  Parent volunteers are also needed.

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville,  NJ 07924