This Week on the Mountain
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 18th
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.  


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.  The entire community is invited and encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity. 



Celebrating the Eucharist

by  Father Malloy


Fr. Malloy, our Theologian in Residence, 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.  


For those who are interested, we have several copies of the book available for sale for $24 each.  Please contact the office to reserve an autographed copy 908-766-2282 or

VBS Summer Camp - Save the Date!


All children ages 3 through rising 4th graders are invited to join us June 25th-28th from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon as we "Journey to the Olympics:  It's a Golden Opportunity."  Click here for registration form.


Spring Clean-up

Please join us on Saturday, March 31st at 9:00 am for spring clean-up of the buildings and grounds. There's something for everyone; weeding, edging, picking-up sticks, polishing pews in the sanctuary, and gently wiping down the stained-glass windows.  Coffee and snacks will be provided.  For more information please call Beirne Donaldson at 973-476-0410.


St. John's Nursery School             Annual Fundraiser


Please join us on Friday, April 20th at 7:30 pm for the Annual St. John's Nursery School fundraiser at the Essex Hunt Club in Peapack.  To view the invitation, click here.

Confirmation Preparation and   Adult Inquirer's Class


Classes will be held in Easter season to prepare those who are seeking confirmation on the Feast of Pentecost on Sundays at 9:00 am in the Parish House classroom.  All are welcome to attend these classes, which will be an overview of the riches of our faith and traditions.  Anyone seeking to be confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church should contact Mother Susan for more information. The weekly topics are as follows: 

April   22   The Bible

April   29   The Book of Common Prayer

May    6      Holy Baptism

May    13     Holy Communion

May    20    The Episcopal Church


Easter Plants, Flowers & Special Music 


St. John on the Mountain is now accepting contributions for Easter plants, flowers, and special music. Gifts may be given either as memorials or in thanksgivings.  In order that we might publish all names in the Easter bulletins, we ask that you send in your form by Wednesday, March 26th. Click here to download a form.

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


M&M tubes can be returned to Lynn Mitchell as soon as they are filled with quarters.  Please make sure all tubes are returned by April 15th (the Sunday after Easter).

April Food Bank Staffing 


SJOTM parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in April from 9:45 am 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 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         this Sunday

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 18, Fourth 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

 March 20, Tuesday

  9:30 am    Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

   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 21, Wednesday

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

   9:00 am    Business Ideas Group (BIG), Parish Hall

March 22, Thursday

 10:30 am    Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

March 25, Fifth 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
Celebrating the Eucharist
NS Fundraiser
Adult Inquirer's Class
Easter Plants
Evening Prayer
Quarters for Haiti
April Food Bank
Easter Adopt-a-Family
Dr. William Stroker
Soundscapes for Cello & Organ
This Week at a Glance
Quick Links
Contact Us
The Rector
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Director of Music & Organist
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Parish Administrator
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Director of Children's Ministries

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