This Week on the Mountain
The Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany
February 12th
In This Issue
Simple Suppers
Adult Ed
Volunteers Needed
Ash Wednesday
Lost & Found
Pledge Update
2011 Annual Report
Baptism Dates
Six Week Seminar
Quick Glance at this Week
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The Rev. Susan Ironside

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Richard Morgan

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Patti Lippman

Mon-Friday 8am - 3pm

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Lisa Keenan

Monday & Wednesday


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Lynn Mitchell

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Simple Suppers Kick-Off Brunch 
This Sunday, February 12th

This Sunday, February 12th, the Simple Suppers Kick-Off Brunch will take place in Parish Hall immediately following coffee hour.  The groups will be revealed and will have the opportunity to meet and find a date for their first gathering.

Adult Education
With  our Theologian in Residence
Father Patrick Malloy

Beginning on February 26th and continuing throughout Lent, we will have Adult Christian Formation on Sundays immediately following the 10:00 am service.  There will be activities for children so that parents can participate.  Our Theologian in Residence, Father Patrick Malloy will teach the first session, and will partner with Mother Susan for the weeks of Lent.  This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for our assembly to grow and learn together in the weeks of Lent.

Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper 
Adult Volunteers Needed

Adult volunteers are needed on Tuesday, February 21st to assist the youth in the kitchen during our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Please call the office at 908-766-2282 or email to sign-up for one of the following jobs:

  • Set-up 5:00-5:30pm
  • Kitchen supervisor 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Kitchen supervisor 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Clean-up Crew 7:00-8:00 pm (2 helpers needed)

Thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful tradition.

Ash Wednesday
 February 22nd

There will be two services on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd

  • 12 Noon Holy Eucharist Rite II with Imposition of Ashes, Chapel
  • 7 pm  Holy Eucharist Rite II with Imposition of Ashes, Church

Parish Choir will sing at the 7 pm service

Lost & Found Items

Several items have been found.  Do they belong to you?

  •  Ladies black leather gloves
  • White Talbots sweater, size Large
  • White children's sweater, Ralph Lauren size 6x
  • Black scarf
  • Black "Pingry" hooded sweatshirt

All items can be found hanging in the front hall closet of the Parish House.

2012 Every Member Canvass Campaign 
Pledge Update

As of February 9th, we have received pledges from 110 households; representing $345,622 for 2012.  We are encouraged to see 35 families increasing their pledge, 49 families maintaining their 2011 levels, and 11 pledges from new or returning members.  Don't forget that 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.

Annual Report for 2011

To download of copy of the 2011 Annual Report click here.

Baptism Dates for 2012

We baptize primarily on those dates set aside for baptism, as listed in the Book of Common Prayer.  Since the presence of the community of faith is essential for welcoming the newly baptized into the church, baptisms take place in the principal service on the appointed Sunday.  The next date for Holy Baptism is April 7th, The Great Vigil of Easter.  For more information or questions, please contact Mo. Susan at  Other dates for 2012 are:  Pentecost, Sunday, May 27th and All Saints Day, Sunday, November 4th.

Dr. William Stroker Six week Seminar on the
Early Christian Church

Dr. William Stroker will present and discuss the Early Christian Church formation. As a former Chairman of Religion at Drew University and now professor emeritus, his outstanding educational skills will offer an exciting venue for learning. Beginning February 19th at 3pm in the St. Mark's Church in Basking Ridge, we will explore the world of the first century.  Please call the St. Mark's church office at 908-766-9058 to make a reservation. A suggest donation of $35 is appreciated. We welcome all who wish to learn about Christianity or who are traveling on a spiritual journey.  The Weekly Topics are:

February 19 Early Christianity: The Jewish context for the emergence of Early Christianity

February 26 The Hellenistic context for the emergence of Early Christianity

March 4 The Historical Jesus:  Career and Central Teachings

March 11 The contribution of Paul:  the legitimacy of Gentile Christianity

March 18 Early Christian Practices: Lord's Day, Baptism, Lord's Supper, etc.

March 25 Institutionalization: The eventual development of clergy, parishes, dioceses, and becoming the state church.

Quick Glance at This Week

February 12, Sixth 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       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                      Simple Suppers' Kick-Off Brunch, Parish Hall

                      Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

 February 13, Tuesday

    5:15 pm      Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

    6:30 pm      Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm      Parish Choir, Church

February 14, Wednesday

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

    9:30 am      Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

February 15, Thursday

  10:30 am      Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

  12:00 pm      Ladies' Luncheon at the home of Marg Crothers

February 19, Seventh 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, Church

  10:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                       NO Sunday School

  11:15 am        Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

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