November 20, 2011
This Week on the Mountain
In This Issue
New Date for Institution
Pick-Up a Homemade Pie
Stewardship
Stock Donations
Food Bank Volunteers
Adopt-a-Family
Make an Advent Wreath
Advent Lessons & Carols
Art Show Volunteers' Brunch
Advent Quiet Day
December Ladies' Luncheon
Christmas Pageant 2011
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OFFICE HOURS/

CONTACT US

908-766-2282

 

Rector 

The Rev. Susan Ironside

Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm

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Administrator 

Patti Lippman

Mon-Thurs 8am - 3pm

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Bookkeeper

Lisa Keenan

Monday & Wednesday

8:30am-2:30pm

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Lynn Mitchell

Hours by Appointment

 

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

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Click here for the November Newsletter.  

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PICK-UP A HOMEMADE PIE ON SUNDAY!!

Pies are available for pick-up (if you pre-ordered them) or purchase immediately following the 10am service this Sunday, November 20th Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, and delicious frozen Peanut Butter Pies are available.

STEWARDSHIP
 Please remember to return your 2012 Pledge Card to the Parish Office by Monday, December 12th. If you misplaced your Pledge Card or did not receive one in the mail, extra Pledge Cards can be found in the narthex or go to click here to download a copy.  You can also call the office at 908-766-2282 to have one mailed to you.

STOCK DONATIONS

Did You Know You Can Donate Your Stocks to SJOTM?

 

What are the benefits of giving stock, instead of cash, to charity? 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.
FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 

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

ADOPT-A-FAMILY

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 it  uncooked to your Adopt-a-Family. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  For more information, contact Pete Ackerman jbajr@comcast.net or (908) 537-9905. 

MAKE AN ADVENT WREATH on SUNDAY, NOV 27TH

In lieu of Sunday School, the children will meet in the Parish Hall at 10am to make Advent wreaths. All materials will be supplied.  A donation of $5 per wreath is suggested to help offset the cost of materials.  Adults will have an opportunity to make wreaths during Coffee Hour.

ADVENT LESSON & CAROLS on SUNDAY, DEC 4TH
We begin Advent with the traditional procession of Lessons & Carols by candlelight at the 10am service. The Parish Choir will sing works of Palistrina, Willcocks, Vaughan Williams, and Wood. 
ART SHOW VOLUNTEERS' BRUNCH

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.

ADVENT QUIET DAY

Please join us on Saturday, December 10th from 10am-2pm for an Advent Quiet Day here at St. John on the Mountain.  We will be joined by St. Mark's, in Basking Ridge, to spend a day of prayer and reflection, led by Father Rick Morley and Mother Susan Ironside, and we will contemplate the Angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary, and her brave response, "Let it be unto me according to your word."  Please RSVP to the Parish Office 908-766-2282 or email office@sjotm.org.

DECEMBER LADIES' LUNCHEON

Please join us on Thursday, December 15th at noon at the Somerset Hills Country Club for a special luncheon.  The cost is $20 per person, alcoholic beverages are extra.  Please RSVP to Katie Porter at 973-543-4003 or email katieporter304@gmail.com by Monday, December 12th.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 2011

 

The Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday, December 18th during the 10:00am service.  The pageant is 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 (lynnmitchell@sjotm.org).  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  
 908-766-2282