This Week on the Mountain

The Baptism of Our Lord
Sunday, January 8th
In This Issue
Stewardship Update
Special Coffee Hours
January Newsletter
Ladies' Luncheon
View Christmas Dedications
Greening of the Church Photos
Bernardsville News Article
Simple Suppers
Quick Glance at this Week
Diocesan Spring 2012 Events
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The Rev. Susan Ironside

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Patti Lippman

Mon-Thurs 8am - 3pm

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Lisa Keenan

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Lynn Mitchell

Hours by Appointment


2012 Every Member Canvass Campaign -
Almost There...

This year's EMC campaign has made significant progress towards the goal of at least $350,000 in pledges.  As of January 3, we have received 103 pledges for a total of $327,422.  We are encouraged to see 29 families increasing their pledge, 49 families maintaining their 2011 levels, and 10 pledges from new or returning members.  The Vestry will meet in the next few weeks to finalize the 2012 budget for presentation at the annual meeting at the end of January, so we have an urgent goal to wrap up the 2012 campaign in the next two weeks.  To those who have already pledged, we graciously thank you for your support.  For those who have not yet pledged, please let us know your intentions as soon as possible.  



As an added incentive to achieve our goal, we have a member of the parish who will match pledges made as of January 1st.  The match is also valid for those who would like to increase their pledge.  If you need a pledge card or wish to increase your pledge, please contact the Parish Office.  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.

Two Special Coffee Hours in January
Please join us this Sunday, January 8th to honor and thank our Interim Organist, James McGregor, who is leaving us to serve his next parish.

Next week, please join us on Sunday, January 15th as we welcome our new Organist and Choir Director, Richard Morgan.
January Newsletter




To read the January Newsletter click here.  Please be patient as it may take up to 30 seconds to load.  Paper copies are available in the entry way of the church as well as in Parish House.  To have a copy mailed to you please request one at

Ladies' Luncheon
January 19th 

Please join us on Thursday, January 19th at noon for the Ladies Luncheon at the home of Mary Courtemanche 6 Deer Ridge Drive, Morristown. Please bring your sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Please RSVP to Mary at 973-267-0166.  We hope to see you there.

View Christmas Flowers & Special Music Dedications Pages from the Christmas Bulletins
If you were unable to attend any of the Christmas services, click here to view Christmas Flowers & Special Music dedication pages from the Christmas bulletins. 
Greening of the Church Photos
Click here to see photos from the Greening of the Church on Thursday, December 22nd. 
Bernardsville Newspaper Article on 
Mother Susan's Institution
Click here to read an article on Mother Susan's Institution in the Bernardsville News.
Simple Suppers Kick-Off Brunch on 
Sunday, February 12th

It's that time of year again for Simple Suppers fun!  For those new to the parish, Simple Suppers is a long standing tradition here at SJOTM.  All you need to do to participate is to fill out a sign-up slip and drop it into the box located near the restrooms.  The week prior to February 12th, groups of 10 - 12 will be formed and team leaders chosen.  On February 12th, at the Simple Suppers Kick-Off Brunch, groups will be revealed and will have the opportunity to meet and find a date for their first gathering.  


These Simple Suppers need not be only dinner, but can also be brunch, lunch, or cocktails.  Choose whichever format fits your group. Generally, each group meets about twice.  Simple Suppers is a great way to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy great food during the bleak months of January, February, and March.  Consider participating in a Simple Suppers group and sharing in some wonderful SJOTM fellowship.

Quick Glance at This Week

January 8, First Sunday after the Epiphany/Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

   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

                  Outreach Committee, Choir Room

                  Lay Eucharistic Minister Meeting, Church 

January 10, Tuesday

  11:00 am  Staff Meeting

    6:00 pm  Nominating Committee Meeting, Meeting Room

    7:30 pm  Parish Choir, Choir Room

January 11, Wednesday

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

January 12, Thursday

  12:00 pm   Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

January 15, Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    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

Diocesan Spring 2012 Events
To view a complete listing of  courses and events at the Diocese of New Jersey Ministry Institute for Spring 2012 click here.  
St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville,  NJ 07924