This Week on the Mountain
Second Sunday of Lent
March 4th

Adult Education: Learning in Lent 

This Sunday with Father Malloy



Immediately following the 10:00 am celebration of the Eucharist, we will gather for Adult Education.  Our theologian in residence, Fr. Patrick Malloy, will teach.  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 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)

Treble Choir Rehearsal with Pizza Dinner


The Treble Choir is open to all boys and girls, grades 2 through 8.  The choristers rehearse weekly each Tuesday from 5:15-6:00 PM in the Choir Room, followed by a pizza dinner.  There is also an optional rehearsal on Sundays at 11:15 AM. This Choir is open to all Parish Families and their friends in the community!  They sing with the Parish Choir once a month during the 10:00 AM Eucharist. 

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.


Dr. William Stroker Weekly Seminar on Early Christian Church


Dr. William Stroker will present and discuss the Early Christian Church formation at 3pm in the St. Mark's Church in Basking Ridge. As a former Chairman of Religion at Drew University and now professor emeritus, his outstanding educational skills will offer an exciting venue for learning. 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. The Weekly Topics are: 

  • 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. 
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


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 with Father Malloy, Church

                   Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

March 6, Tuesday

   5:15 pm  Treble Choir Rehearsal with Pizza, 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

March 7, Wednesday

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

   9:30 am  Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

   7:00 pm  SJNS Parenting Workshop, Parish Hall

March 8, Thursday

 10:30 am  Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

March 10, Saturday

     Daylight Savings; Move your clocks one hour ahead!

March 11, Third 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

                   Optional Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

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