This Week on the Mountain
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 13th
Holy Communion Class this Sunday,   May 13th at 9 am


This week the Rite 13 Class will be talking about Holy Communion, and all children (and adults!)  are welcome to join this conversation, particularly those who desire a better understanding of the Holy Food and Drink given to us every Sunday.  The class meets at 9:00 in the Rite 13 room.

Ecuastore on Sunday, May 13th


The Ecuastore returns for an encore showing this Sunday, May 13th in Parish Hall beginning at 9 am.  Come and browse a collection of crafts and jewelry made by Ecuadorian artisans.  Choose from a large selection of unusual handcrafted jewelry, embroidered and woven goods, and carvings from the craftswomen of our Companion Diocese.  

Special Ladies' Luncheon

The May Ladies' Luncheon will take place on Thursday, May 17th at this year's Mansion In May house Glynallyn in Convent Station.  There will be reserved seating at noon in The Castle Café for the ladies of St. John.  Admission tickets to see Glynallyn, if purchased that day, are $30 or $25 for seniors (62 years & older).  For more information, to volunteer or to purchase your ticket on-line go to:


Do You Speak or Read Another Language?

As we prepare for the Feast of Pentecost, we recall the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The first disciples experienced this by understanding languages they had never before learned.  If you are able to read or speak a language other than English, please contact Mother Susan in order to participate in the proclamation of the lessons on Pentecost, when we will experience the gift of multiple languages proclaiming the Word of the Lord.   Fluency is not needed.  One merely needs to be able to read aloud in a different language.  


Confirmation on Sunday, May 27th

The Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated here on Sunday, May 27th, the Feast of Pentecost at the 10 am service.  We are honored to welcome the Rt. Rev. Herbert H. Donovan, who will preach and preside at the liturgy.  Bishop Donovan is the Deputy to the Presiding Bishop for Anglican Communion Relations. He has served the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion in various capacities, including: Interim Anglican Observer to the United Nations, Executive Director of the Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion, Assisting Bishop of the diocese of New Jersey, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Chicago.


St. John on the Mountain Wine Tasting Saturday, June 2nd


Please join us for a Magical Summer's Eve at Cold Brook Farm on Saturday, June 2nd from 5-7pm for a Wine Tasting Event with Food Pairings, along with a Silent Auction.  There are three different levels of donation, beginning at $35.  All proceeds from the evening will go towards our Outreach, Education, Music, and Worship programs.  Click here for invitation.  Space is limited, kindly RSVP by May 25th.


Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 3rd

Plan to join us for a Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 3rd immediately following the 10 am service in Parish Hall.  Please sign-up to bring a side dish to share.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages, and dessert will be provided.  At the picnic we will be honoring our faithful Sunday School teachers and students, and celebrating a rich and rewarding year of our common life.



Summer Lectors Needed

Please contact Louise Vivona-Miller if you are interested in serving as a Lector in the summer months.  Our summer schedule, of one service at 9:30 am, will begin on Sunday, July 1st.  Louise can be reached at or 908-781-1866.

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.  Scholarships are available. 
 Click here for registration form.
Habitat for Humanity

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

16 Viking Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873



Ten volunteers are needed for all the essential components of home construction including; foundations and masonry, framing, sheathing, roofing, and siding, wallboard, painting, trim and interior finishes, site work, trenching, grading, raking and seeding, clean-up and storage of materials, trash and recycling. Lunch is provided.

Click here for more details.  To sign-up contact Fenn Putman.


This Week at a Glance


 May 13, The Sixth Sunday of Easter 

   8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am    Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                      Inquirer's Class, 2nd Floor Parish House

                      Rite 13, 2nd Floor Parish House

                      Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

                      Ecuastore, Parish Hall

  10:00 am   Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                      Sunday School

  11:15 am    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                      Ecuastore, Parish Hall

May 14, Monday

  10:30 am    Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

May 15, Tuesday

    6:15 pm    Outreach Committee Meeting, Meeting Room

    6:30 pm    Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm     Parish Choir, Choir Room

May 16, Wednesday

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

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

    7:30 pm     NS Board Meeting, Choir Room

May 17, Thursday

  12:00 pm     Ladies' Luncheon, Mansion in May

 May 20, The Seventh Sunday of Easter 

   8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am       Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                         Inquirer's Class, 2nd Floor Parish House

                         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

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Holy Communion Class
Ladies' Luncheon
Pentecost Readers
Wine Tasting
Parish Picnic
Summer Lectors
Habitat for Humanity
This Week at a Glance
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