This Week on the Mountain
The 17th Sunday after Pentecost
September 23rd 


A detail from the altar frontal which was dedicated and blessed at our festal celebration last Sunday.  The new vestments were commissioned in honor of Mother Susan's arrival last year, and in celebration of our shared ministry. They were designed and created by Liturgical Artist Father Vincent Crosby.


Lector Meeting this Sunday, September 23rd

There will be a meeting for all lectors this Sunday, September 23rd at 9 am in the chapel.  For more information please contact Louise Vivona-Miller at


Altar Guild Meeting this Sunday, September 23rd

Altar Guild will be meeting this Sunday, September 23rd at 11:15 am in the chapel.  For more information, please contact Jane Mercer at


Mountain Morning Prayers: Spiritual Refreshment for Parents Begins this Wednesday, September 26th

All are welcome to join us on Wednesday mornings from 9:10-9:30 am for a brief time of prayer, meditation, and spiritual refreshment in our peaceful chapel. 


Healing Service this Thursday, September 27th

The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place on the last Thursday, of  each month at noon in the chapel.  This simple service of prayer, Holy Communion, and the laying on of hands for those who desire it, is an extension of the ministry of the Pastoral Care Committee. The next service will be on Thursday, September 27th.  All are welcome.


Grace's Soup Kitchen on Friday, September 28th

The hours of serving are from 11:30bam to 1 pm. Please arrive by 10 am.  The volunteers do not need to bring anything. Any questions, please contact Fenn Putman at or (973) 543-7017.


Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, September 30th

In celebration of Saint Francis' Day, we will have a service for the Blessing of Animals on Sunday, September 30th on the Chapel steps at 

1 pm. All creatures, great and small, are welcome to attend with their owners.


Acolytes Wanted

Children ages 10 and older (or in the 5th grade) are welcome to become Acolytes, where they will serve at the 10 am Sunday services and other festival services.  The servers, who will assist Mother Susan during the liturgy, will receiving training on all aspects of serving at the altar.   For more information please call Robin McKeon at 908-204-9799.



Finding Health and Balance for the Whole Person in an Overloaded World.  This Retreat with Dr. Richard Swenson on October 13th is offered at the Community of St. John the Baptist, Mendham.  Author, International Speaker, Physician, Dr. Richard Swenson leads a retreat with wisdom for restoring margin and balance in an overloaded world; set at the beautiful retreat center at the Convent of St. John the Baptist in Mendham, NJ.  This retreat offers an extended stay option with limited availability for more personal and intimate time with Dr. Swenson. To register please visit

This Week at a Glance


September 23,  The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost  

    8:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

                        Lector Meeting, Chapel

    9:15 am      Grades 6/7/8 Sunday School, Parish House

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Sunday School

   11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                        Altar Guild Meeting, Chapel

September 25, Tuesday

  10:00 am      Business Ideas Group (BIG), Parish Hall

    6:00 pm     Special Vestry Meeting

    6:30 pm     Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

   7:30 pm       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

                        Nursery School Board Meeting, Meeting Room

September 26, Wednesday

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

    9:10 am     Mountain Morning Prayer, Chapel

  10:00 am     Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

    5:15 pm      Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

September 27, 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

September 28, Friday

   10:00 am     Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

September 30,  The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost  

    8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                         Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

    9:15 am       Grades 6/7/8 Sunday School, Parish House

  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                         Sunday School

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                         Eucharistic Ministers' Meeting, Chapel

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Morning Prayers
Healing Service
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Blessing of the Animals
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