This Week on the Mountain
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 20th

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.  


The Episcopal Election Committee Online Survey

To All Members of the Diocese of New Jersey:


The Survey is ready! The Episcopal Election Committee is happy to announce that the online Survey is now available for your participation. The Survey is a way for the Episcopal Election Committee to hear your opinions regarding the Diocese of New Jersey and the leadership qualities needed in our next bishop. Please take time today to complete the Survey and invite others to do the same.


To answer the survey questions, please click here.

The online Survey closes at Noon on Monday, May 21st.


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, on the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall, 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.
The deadline for registration is on Monday, June 4th.
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.  

A sign-up sheet is also located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.

This Week at a Glance

 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

May 22, Tuesday

    6:00 pm      Mission Outreach Meeting, Meeting Room

    6:30 pm      Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm       Parish Choir, Choir Room

May 23, Wednesday

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

    9:30 am      Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

  10:30 am      Nursery School Circus and Art Show, Parish Hall

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

May 24, Thursday

  10:30 am      Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

   7:00 pm       SJNS Board Meeting, Parish Hall

May 27, The Feast of Pentecost

    8:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Rite 13, Chapel for Rehearsal

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II 

                        with Baptism & Confirmation, Church

  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall


St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Pentecost Readers
Wine Tasting
Parish Picnic
Summer Lectors
Habitat for Humanity
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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