This Week on the Mountain
The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany
January 29th
In This Issue
Annual Meeting
February Newsletter
Guest Preacher
Souper Bowl Sunday
Simple Suppers
Spring Confirmation Date
Stewardship Update
Matching Pledge
Quick Glance at this Week
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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


Annual Meeting this 
Sunday, January  29th

2012 Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 29th

Please plan to stay for the Annual Meeting, which will be held immediately following the 10am service in the sanctuary.


Nursery care will be extended until 12:30pm.


Children's Entertainment will be provided during the Annual Meeting. All children ages Pre-K and up are invited to the Parish Hall to do crafts and enjoy some snacks, while their parents are attending the meeting.  


2012 Slate of Nominees 

Vestry (4 positions) - Sue Catlett, Alessandro DeGregori, Craig Johnston, Rich McGlynn, 

Delegates to Diocesan Convention (3 positions) - Pete Ackerman, Debbie Hennel, Jim Porter

Alternate to Diocesan Convention - Alan Enos

February Newsletter

Please click here to view the February 2012 Newsletter.



Guest Preacher for Outreach Sunday
Dolly O'Neill-Mejia
Sunday, February 5th

Dolly O'Neill-Mejia, born and raised in the USA, has been a member of the Central Diocese of Ecuador for 15 years. She has been serving on the companion committee for six years and was its first president. She currently represents the Ninth Province as a writer of curriculum in Spanish for the Lifelong Formation of Christian Education. She is a delegate to the National Convention and serves on the Program, Budget and Finance Committee. She is married to the Rev. Canon Marco Mejia. 

Souper Bowl Sunday,
Sunday, February 5th

Please join us on Sunday, February 5th, as the Rite 13 class makes and serves soup for Souper Bowl Sunday immediately following the 10:00am service.  Soup will be for available for sale for immediate consumption or To Go with take-home containers.  Also, please consider bringing in a can of soup, to be donated.

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.   Click here to download a sign-up sheet. 

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. 

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 25th we have received 109 pledges for a total of $335,322.  We are encouraged to see 35 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.  


for Stewardship

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.

Quick Glance at This Week

January 29, Fourth 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

  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                     Sunday School

  11:15 am      Annual Meeting, Church

                     Treble Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

January 31, Tuesday

    6:30 pm     Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church         

    7:30 pm     Parish Choir, Choir Room

February 1, Wednesday

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

    9:30 am     Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

February 2, Thursday

  10:30 am     Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

  12:15 pm     Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

February 3, Friday

   6:00 pm      Vestry Dinner, Meeting Room

February 4, Saturday

   9:00 am      Vestry Retreat, Meeting Room 

February 5, Fifth 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 Hall

                     Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                     Sunday School

  11:15 am     Healing Service, Chapel

                     Souper Bowl Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                     Treble Choir rehearsal, Choir Room  

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