December 21, 2011
This Week on the Mountain 
In This Issue
Greening of the Church
Christmas Services
Church Office Closed
Pageant Photos
2011 Pledges & Tax Return
Stewardship Update
Grace's Soup Kitchen
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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

 

GREENING of the CHURCH for  CHRISTMAS 
on THURSDAY
Join the Altar Guild as they prepare the church for Christmas on Thursday, December 22nd from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Help decorate trees, hang wreaths, and stay for refreshments.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES  

Saturday, December 24th 

Eve of the Nativity

5pm Christmas Eve Family Service with Building of the Crèche

The Festive Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist with the Cherub Choir will include the Building of the Crèche and will take place at 5pm.  Children should arrive by 4:40pm to meet with Lynn Mitchell and Mother Susan to participate in the Procession.  Families with young children are invited and encouraged to celebrate the Nativity with us.

 

  9pm Christmas Eve Festival Holy Eucharist 

Please join us in the church beginning at 8:30pm with Carols by Candlelight, followed by a Christmas Eve Festival Holy Eucharist.

  

Sunday, December 25  

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

10am Holy Eucharist, Chapel

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The office will be closed from Monday, December 26th through Monday, January 2nd and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd.  For pastoral emergencies call the parish office to obtain information on how to contact Mother Susan.
PAGEANT PHOTOS
Click here to view the photo gallery from the December 18th Christmas Pageant.
COMPLETE YOUR PLEDGE PAYMENTS FOR
 YOUR 2011 TAX RETURN
In order to be eligible for tax purposes, on your 2011 tax return, your pledge payments will need to be either post marked by December 31, 2011 or received in the office by that date. 
STEWARDSHIP/EVERY MEMBER CANVASS UPDATE

As of Wednesday, December 21st, we have 97 pledges totaling $314,972 for the 2012 EMC campaign, which includes a few new members. But we still have a ways to go to surpass last year (115 pledges for $343,509) and achieve this year's goal of $370,000 in pledges.  If you have not already done so, please send in your pledge card.  If you misplaced your Pledge Card or did not receive one in the mail, extra Pledge Cards can be found in the narthex or  click here to download a copy.  You can also call the office at 908-766-2282 to have one mailed to you.

GRACE'S SOUP KITCHEN
on Friday, December 30th
We will work at Grace's Soup Kitchen, at Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield,  on Friday, December 30th from 10am-1pm.  This is a great time to bring your children to see how fortunate they are and how they can help others.  Volunteers do not need to bring anything.  A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.  Please sign-up so that we will know how many will be there.  For directions to Grace Episcopal click here.
St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville,  NJ 07924  
 908-766-2282