This Week on the Mountain
The Second Sunday of Easter
April 15

Bring back your Quarters for Kids in Haiti this Sunday


Please return your M&M tubes (hopefully full of quarters) by this Sunday, April 15th.

Triduum Review Meeting

There will be a meeting on Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the Meeting Room to discuss our Triduum and Easter celebrations. All are welcome to participate in this conversation when memories of these days are still fresh and vivid.  If you cannot make the meeting, please consider writing down your memories, experiences, thoughts or comments and sharing them with Mother Susan, who will share them with Father Malloy and members of the planning team.  This time together will be helpful for all of us as we reflect on the meaning of these days for us as a community, and our experiences of common prayer and worship.


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



The Chorus of Communities in Essex County will present its' 23rd Annual Spring Concert "Te Deum Laudamus"

on April 29th at 3:00 PM.


The ensemble is under the direction of our Director of Music, Richard Morgan and will be accompanied by Brian Preston Harlow (St. Luke's, Gladstone.)  The concert will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Road in Upper Montclair.  The program will include the Te Deum to Empress Marie Therese by Franz Joseph Haydn and the Te Deum by contemporary British composer, John Rutter. In addition to these two great works, the program will include choruses from Haydn's Creation and music by Brahms and Mendelssohn. Tickets are $15 ($12 for Students and Seniors).

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.

Focus Groups Sponsored by The Episcopal Election Committee for the Search for Bishop of New Jersey  



The Episcopal Election Committee has been formed and is now actively compiling a Profile, in an attempt to honestly and openly portray our diocese, and its people to prospective candidates for the 12th Bishop of New Jersey.  To accurately illustrate the needs and desires of this diocese, we are asking for your help by completing an online Survey (hard copies also available) and/or participating in one of the in-person Focus Groups.   The Survey and Focus Groups are your opportunity to be heard directly by members of the Search Committee.  The results will be compiled and studied to determine the type of candidate we are seeking.   The committee-moderated Focus Groups are designed for open discussion, and will be held in 11 locations throughout the Diocese between April 15th and May 9th.  There will be seven lay groups and four clergy  groups.  The locations, dates, and times of these Focus Groups are appended.   Any of the sessions are open to anyone, but we ask that you pre-register online (by location), in order for the Committee to determine staffing needs.  Please know that the Diocesan website is your best source for updates and to follow the search process for our next bishop.  Let your voice be heard!

This Week at a Glance


April 15, The Second Sunday of Easter


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   Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                    Optional Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

April 17, Tuesday

  4:30 pm   Triduum Review Meeting, Meeting Room 

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

   6:15 pm   Mission Outreach Meeting, Meeting Room

   6:30 pm   Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

   7:30 pm    Parish Choir, Choir Room

April 18, Wednesday

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

    9:30 am    Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

April 19, Thursday

 10:30 am     Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

 12:15 pm     Ladies' Luncheon, at the home of Gerry-Jo Cranmer

 April 20, Friday

  7:30 pm      SJ Nursery School Fundraiser, Essex Hunt Club

April 22, The Third Sunday of Easter

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     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
Quarters for Kids in Haiti
Triduum Review Meeting
April Food Bank
NS Fundraiser
Inquirer's Class
Chorus Concert
Habitat for Humanity
VBS Camp
Focus Group
This Week at a Glance
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