This Week on the Mountain

Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

The Last Sunday After the Epiphany
February 19th
In This Issue
Adult Ed
Pancake Supper
Ash Wednesday
Pledge Update
Baptism Dates
Six Week Seminar
Youth Mission Trip
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-Friday 8am - 3pm

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Lisa Keenan

Monday & Wednesday


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Lynn Mitchell

Hours by Appointment


Adult Education
With  our Theologian in Residence
Father Patrick Malloy
Next Sunday, February 26th

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 
Tuesday, February 21st

Please join us on Tuesday, February 21st from 5:30-7:30pm in Parish Hall for our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.  A donation of $5 per adult and $3 for kids is suggested.  Children under three eat free. In addition to the menu of pancakes, sausages, and fruit, there will also be activities to help the children prepare for Lent.

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

2012  Pledge Update

As of February 16th, we have received pledges from 113 households; representing $354,122 for 2012.  We are encouraged to see 35 families increasing their pledge, 51 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.

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.

Youth Mission Trip
Washington D.C. 
August 5 - August 10, 2012

Youth Mission Trip - August 5 - August 10, 2012.  Cost includes travel, food, lodging, and program.  Youth Service Opportunities Project in Washington, D.C.  Open to 9th through graduated 12th graders.  $500.00 - registration deadline June 5, 2012.  Click here for more information.  

Quick Glance at This Week

February 19, Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

    8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                      NO Rite 13, 2nd Floor Parish House

                      Parish Choir rehearsal, Choir Room

  10:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                      NO Sunday School

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

February 20, Monday

 President's Day - Office Closed

February 21, Tuesday

   5:15 pm       Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

   5:30 pm       Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Parish Hall

   6:30 pm       Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

                      Outreach Commission Meeting, Meeting Room

   7:30 pm       Parish Choir, Choir Room

February 22, Ash Wednesday

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

   2:00 pm       Holy Eucharist Rite II with Imposition of Ashes, Chapel

  7:00 pm        Holy Eucharist Rite II with Imposition of Ashes, Church

February 23, Thursday

 10:30 am        Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

 12:00 pm        Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

February 24, Friday

 10:00 am       Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

February 26, First Sunday in Lent

    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         Adult Education with Father Malloy, Church

                       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
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