This Week on the Mountain
First Sunday of Lent
February 26th

Adult Education: Learning in Lent with Father Malloy

This Sunday, February 26th


Immediately following the 10:00am celebration of the Eucharist, we will gather for Adult Education on the Sundays of Lent.  Our theologian in residence, Fr Patrick Malloy, will teach the first week, and thereafter will partner with Mo. Susan.


Fr. Malloy is recognized as one of the finest pastoral liturgists in America, and his book Celebrating the Eucharist, is used by clergy and lay people who plan worship,  and by people who seek to better understand the richness of our tradition of common prayer. 


In the weeks of Lent, we will learn some of the basics of our tradition and its liturgy,  and prepare, as a community, to celebrate the Triduum, the three holy days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, which are the center days of the Church year. Activities for children will be available so that parents can attend,  and the entire community is invited and encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity. 

Evening Prayer on Tuesdays: Praying in Lent


On Tuesdays evenings at 6:00 pm,  the community will gather for Evening Prayer in the Chapel, followed by a simple pot-luck supper. Members of our community will preside at this simple service of prayer. Bring a dish to share for supper, and come and allow the word of God to wash over you, and pray with the assembled community, as our ancestors did before us. 


Quarters for Haiti: Giving in Lent


The Church of St. Sacrament and Transfiguration is in one of the poorest parts of Haiti, and their priest, Fr. Frederic Menales, a seminary friend of Mo. Susan's, contacted friends in America last week to say in the parish school, 150 children come every day to learn.  They come to school hungry, and they go home hungry.  The parish was damaged in the earthquake and is still in need of major repair, but even more than repairs to the building, Fr. Frederic wants help feeding the children in his care.  50 cents will feed one child a day.  The Rector, Wardens, Vestry, and Staff of St. John on the Mountain are honored to serve Jesus this Lent by helping to feed God's children in Haiti.  Children in our community will receive a tube of M&M candy, and are welcome to enjoy the chocolate...even in Lent!  The empty tube will hold 10 dollars in quarters, which will be sent to Haiti after Easter, to feed the children who study at St. Sacrament parish. When you see a kid in our parish, do not be surprised if you are shaken down for quarters.   "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God" (Hebrews 13:16)

April Food Bank Staffing 


SJOTM parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in April from 9:45am to noon. Located at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville. All are invited, including older children, to help interview clients, bag and distribute food. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. For more information, contact Pete Ackerman or (908) 537-9905.

Easter Adopt-A-Family

Help a struggling family this Easter,  by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver to your Adopt-a-Family. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. For more information, contact Pete Ackerman or (908) 537-9905.

Soundscapes for Cello & Organ

Yale-educated organist Brian Harlow joins forces with Robert Deutsch, former member of the Houston Symphony, to present a program of beautiful works for cello and organ by composers such as Wilbur Held, Daniel Pinkham, Camille Saint-Saens and George Thalben-Ball. on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at 4:00 pm in the Main Chapel at The Community of St. John Baptist, 82 West Main St., Mendham.  The program will also feature solo organ works and the G major Suite for solo cello of Johann Sebastian Bach.  All are welcome!  Cost: $15; Seniors & Students:  $12.


This Week at a Glance

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, Church

 10:00 am  Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                    Sunday School

 11:15 am  Adult Education with Father Malloy, Church

                 Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

February 28, Tuesday

   5:15 pm  Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

   6:00 pm  Evening Prayer, Chapel

   6:30 pm  Potluck Supper, Parish Hall

                    Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

   7:30 pm  Parish Choir, Choir Room

February 29, Wednesday

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

   9:30 am  Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

March 1, Thursday

 10:30 am  Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

 12:15 pm  Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

March 2, Friday

 11:00 am  228th Annual Diocesan Convention, Cherry Hill

March 3, Saturday

               228th Annual Diocesan Convention, Cherry Hill

March 4, Second 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, Church

 10:00 am  Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                   Sunday School

 11:15 am  Adult Education, Church

                   Coffee Hour, Parish Hall


St. John on the Mountain
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Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Adult Education
Evening Prayer
Quarters for Haiti
April Food Bank Staffing
Easter Adopt-a-Family
Soundscapes for Cello & Organ
This Week at a Glance
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