This Week on the Mountain
Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 25th
Adult Education:  Learning in Lent Every Sunday   
This Sunday, our final Lenten session of Adult Education, Father Malloy will talk about the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, which will help us as we prepare to enter Holy Week and celebrate the Triduum, the three holy days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, which are the central days of the Church year. 
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. 

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 28th. Click here to download a form.

Healing Service Thursday, March 29th

The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place on the last Thursday, of each month at noon in the chapel.  This simple service of prayer, Holy Communion, and the laying on of hands for those who desire it, is an extension of the ministry of the Pastoral Care Committee.  All are welcome.


Grace's Soup Kitchen Friday, March 30th

SJOTM will staff Grace's Soup Kitchen in Plainfield this Friday, March 30th , from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please sign-up on the bulletin board outside the Parish Hall or contact Fenn Putman (973) 543-7017 or  For directions to Grace Church click here.



Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, March 31st

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.


Baptisms on Saturday, April 7th


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


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).


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

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.

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. Click here for driving directions. 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.

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


VBS Summer Camp June 25-28th 


Children ages 3 through rising 4th graders are welcome to join us as we "Journey to the Olympics:  It's a Golden Opportunity" from 9:30 am - 12:00noon.  Kids will learn, create, and have fun.  Join us for sports, games, music, snacks, Bible stories, and cool crafts!  The cost is $60 per child (with a $150 cap per family).  Registration forms are available on the church website and in the Children's Library.  Space is limited.  

 Click here for registration form.
This Week at a Glance


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

March 27, 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 28, Wednesday

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

   9:30 am   Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

March 29, Thursday

 10:30 am   Knitting Needles & Threads, Meeting Room

 11:30 am   Pastoral Care, Parish House 2nd Floor Meeting Room

 12:00 pm   Healing Service, Chapel

March 30, Friday

 10:00 am   Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

March 31, Saturday

   9:00 am   Spring Clean-Up, Buildings and Grounds

April 1, Sunday of the Passion

   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    Blessing of the Palms with Procession, 

                      The Assembly gathers in Parish Hall 

                      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
Easter Plants
Healing Service
Grace's Soup Kitchen
Spring Clean-Up
Quarters for Haiti
Celebrating the Eucharist
Easter Adopt-a-Family
April Food Bank Staffing
NS Fundraiser
Adult Inquirer's Class
VBS Summer Camp
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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