This Week on the Mountain 
The Second Sunday of Epiphany
January 15th
In This Issue
Stewardship Update
Special Coffee Hour
Contact info for Richard Morgan
January Newsletter
Ladies' Luncheon
Simple Suppers
Bernardsville News Article
Spring Confirmation Date
Weekly Offering Envelopes
Quick Glance at this Week
Diocesan Spring 2012 Events
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The Rev. Susan Ironside

Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm

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Director of Music & Organist

Richard Morgan

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Hours by Appointment 




Patti Lippman

Mon-Thurs 8am - 3pm

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Lisa Keenan

Monday & Wednesday


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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 12th we have received 108 pledges for a total of $333,247.  We are encouraged to see 32 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.

Special Coffee Hour this Sunday to 
Welcome Richard Morgan 
our New Director of Music & Organist
Please join us this Sunday, January 15th as we welcome our new Organist and Choir Director, Richard Morgan.  To read more about Richard, please click here.
Contact Information for
Richard Morgan 
our New Director of Music & Organist
To reach Richard by phone, please call 908-766-2282 x 14.  To send an email, 
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 this 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.

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.  Click here to download a sign-up sheet. 

Bernardsville Newspaper Article on 
Mother Susan's Institution
Click here to read an article on Mother Susan's Institution in the Bernardsville News. 
Spring Confirmation
Save the Date!

The Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated here on May 27,  the Feast of Pentecost.  We are honored to welcome the Rt. Rev. Herbert H. Donovan, who will preach and preside at the liturgy.  Bishop Donovan is the Deputy to the Presiding Bishop for Anglican Communion Relations. He has served the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion in various capacities, including: Interim Anglican Observer to the United Nations, Executive Director of the Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion, Assisting Bishop of the diocese of New Jersey, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Chicago.  

Please pray for our confirmands in the coming months, as they prepare to confirm the vows made for them in baptism, and make a mature, public affirmation of their faith. 


Those who desire to be confirmed as adults or received into the Episcopal Church are invited to contact Mother Susan for more information. 

Weekly Offering Envelopes
The Weekly Offering Envelopes are now available for pick-up and can be found on a table near Parish Hall.  If you don't see your name and you would like weekly envelopes, please call 908-766-2282 or contact to have them sent to you. 
Quick Glance at This Week

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

 January 16, Monday, Martin Luther King Day 

                   Office Closed

 January 17, Tuesday

    7:30 pm     Parish Choir, Choir Room

 January 18, Wednesday

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

 January 19, Thursday

  10:30 am    Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

  12:00 pm    Ladies' Luncheon, at the home of Mary Courtemanche

 January 22, Third 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

                    Budget Finance Meeting, Meeting Room 

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.  
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Bernardsville,  NJ 07924