This Week on the Mountain
The Feast of Pentecost
May 27th

Confirmation this 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 A. Donovan, Jr., 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.


LAST CHANCE to Register for                  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.  Registration closes on Monday, June 4th.  Scholarships are available. 
 Click here for registration form.

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 908-229-5824.

Summer Choir

The Choir of St. John on the Mountain invites you to join us during the summer Sundays of July and August!  Rehearsals are brief, starting at 8:45 AM in preparation for the 9:30 AM Eucharist.  During that time we will prepare hymns, service music and a simple anthem for worship.


This is a great way to try the Choir (with no strings attached!) or to simply be a part of the choir if your schedule does not permit during the year.


No advance notice is required.  Just show up on any Sunday morning in the Choir Room at 8:45 beginning July 3rd and enjoy the music making!


HomeSharing 5K

Many parishioners have expressed a desire to focus more of our Outreach efforts locally.  Our Mission Commission financially supports HomeSharing a non-profit, non-governmental agency which seeks to combat homelessness in our area by matching those who cannot afford local housing prices with those who have homes but need extra help to remain in them.  We would also like to encourage St. John's members to become involved individually with this organization.  A good way to begin would be to participate in the 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater in support of HomeSharing on Saturday, June 9th, from 10 a.m. to noon (registration begins at 8:30am).  Information and registration / pledge forms will be available at Coffee Hour and from Wendy Argent-Belcher (908-766-1011) or other members of the Mission Outreach Commission.

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 27, The Feast of Pentecost: Whitsunday 

    8:00 am   Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am   Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                      Rite 13 Confirmation Rehearsal, Chapel

                      Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

  10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II 

                       with Baptism & Confirmation, Church

  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

May 28, Monday

Memorial Day - Office Closed

May 29, Tuesday

    6:30 pm    Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm    Parish Choir, Choir Room 

May 30, Wednesday

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

    9:30 am     Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

    9:30 am     BIG (Business Ideas Group), Parish Hall

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

May 31, Thursday

  10:30 am     Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

  12:00 pm    Holy Eucharist with Healing, Chapel

  12:30 pm     Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

June 2, Saturday

    5:00 pm     Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Cold  Brook Farm

June 3, The First Sunday of Pentecost: Trinity Sunday 

    8:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Last Day of Sunday School

  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall


St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Wine Tasting
Parish Picnic
Summer Lectors
Summer Choir
HomeSharing 5K
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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Louise Vivona-Miller
Please note that Louise no longer has a "home" number.  Please use cell 908-229-5824.