This Week on the Mountain
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
April 1st
The Paschal Triduum at                            St. John on the Mountain  



The Three Holy Days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, are the center of our Christian year and our common life. In these days we fully enter into the Mystery of the Passion, Death, and Glorious Rising of the Lord Jesus, who we know to be among us.  The liturgy is so rich that it takes three days to unfold.  


The Rector, Wardens, Vestry, Staff, and People of St. John on the Mountain invite you to be with us as we celebrate the Paschal Triduum. Please consider honoring us with your presence and sharing with us in the Divine life of the Lord Jesus who has made us his Sacred Body in the world.


Maundy Thursday

7:00 pm in the Church

Good Friday

7:00 pm in Parish Hall

The Great Vigil of Easter

7:30 pm in the Courtyard, with babysitting

Festal Reception Immediately Following

Easter Day,The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

 Sunday, April 8th

8:00 am Holy Eucharist with Hymns in the Chapel

10:00 am Festal Holy Eucharist with Choir in the Church, with babysitting




Annual Easter Egg Hunt


We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt, for children of all ages, on Easter Sunday morning, April 8th, just after the 10:00am service.  Weather permitting; we will hold the hunt outside.



Quarters for Kids in Haiti


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

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


Habitat for Humanity

June 30th from 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM.

16 Viking Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873


10 volunteers are needed for all the essential components of home construction including; Foundations and Masonry, Framing, Sheathing, Roofing, and Siding, Wallboard, Painting, Trim and Inferior Finishes, Site Work, Trenching, Grading, Raking and Seeding, Clean-Up and Storage of Materials, Trash and recycling. Click here for more details.  To sign-up contact Fenn Putman.



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


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    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                      Optional Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

April 3, Tuesday

   5:15 pm     Treble Choir Rehearsal with Pizza, Choir Room

   6:00 pm    Evening Prayer, Chapel

   6:30 pm    Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

   7:30 pm     Parish Choir, Choir Room

April 5, Maundy Thursday

 10:30 am     Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

 12:15 pm     Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

   7:00 pm     Maundy Thursday, Church

April 6, Good Friday

  6:15 pm       Choir Rehearsal, Church

  7:00 pm      Good Friday, Parish Hall

April 7, The Great Vigil of Easter

  7:30 pm       The Great Vigil of Easter, with Holy Baptism, 

                        followed by a reception, Courtyard, Chapel, Church 

April 8,  Easter Day, The Feast of the Resurrection 

               of our Lord Jesus Christ

    8:00 am     Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with hymns, Chapel

  10:00 am     Festal Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Church 

                        with Children's Message

  11:15 am      Easter Egg Hunt, Outside

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Paschal Triduum
Easter Day
Easter Egg Hunt
Quarters for Kids in Haiti
Celebrating the Eucharist
April Food Bank
NS Fundraiser
Inquirer's Class
Habitat for Humanity
VBS 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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