This Week on the Mountain
The 18th Sunday after Pentecost
September 30th




Blessing of the Animals this Sunday, September 30th

In celebration of Saint Francis' Day, we will have a service for the Blessing of Animals this Sunday, September 30th on the Chapel steps at 1 pm. All creatures, great and small, are welcome to attend with their owners.


Eucharistic Ministers' Meeting this Sunday, September 30th


We will have a meeting of Eucharistic Ministers after the 10:00 service, and will gather in the Church.


Acolyte Training Meeting this Sunday, September 30th


All acolytes, as well as anyone who would like to become an acolyte, will be meeting this Sunday, September 30th at 9 am in the church.  Any questions, please email Robin McKeon at


Habitat for Humanity on 

Saturday, October 13th

Join fellow parishioners at Habitat's current housing project at 16 Viking Avenue, Somerset on Saturday, October 13th from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Volunteers may work on several aspects of the house, including siding, painting, grading, landscaping, clean-up, and storage.   Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes and bring work gloves and your own hand tools if you wish.   Coffee, donuts, and lunch will be provided.  Volunteers must be age 16 or older.  Sign up sheets are on bulletin board outside kitchen or contact Fenn Putnam or Sally Hespe


Mountain Morning Prayers: Spiritual Refreshment for Parents 

Join us on Wednesdays

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. 


Art Show Events


Art Show - Demystifying the Judging Process 

with Dinner 

Sunday, October 21st at 5 pm

Watch and listen as the judges choose "Best In Show."  For $50 per person, you can learn more about the art and dine with the judges.  Click here for more information.


Preview Party 

Friday, October 26th from 6-9 pm

Be the first to preview all of the wonderful art work, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and wine.  Tickets prices range from $35 to $200. 
Click here for more information. 



Art and Music: Sights and Sounds of the Soul

Sunday, November 4th at 4 pm 

The Festival Choir of St. John on the Mountain

Mass in D - Antonin Dvorak

Te Deum - John Rutter

And I Saw A New Heaven - Edgar Bainton

Click here for more information.


Exhibit Dates

Saturday, Oct 27 from 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, Oct 28 from 12 pm - 4 pm

Monday, October 29th - Friday November 1st 

10 am-6 pm

Saturday, Nov 2nd from 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday,  Nov 3rd from 12 pm - 3 pm


Art Show Volunteers Sought


Everyone is encouraged to help support St. John's largest fundraiser.  There is a variety of ways and days in which you can help. The sign-up boards, with a list of opportunities are in the Parish Hall. Your help is appreciated.  For more information contact Mary Courtemanche at



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.  To register please visit

This Week at a Glance


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

                         Acolyte Training Meeting, Church

  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                         Sunday School

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                         Eucharistic Ministers' Meeting, Chapel

    1:00 pm      Blessing of the Animals, Chapel steps

October 2, Tuesday

    6:30 pm      Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

October 3, 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

October 4, Thursday

  10:30 am       Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

  12:15 pm       Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

 October 7,  The Nineteenth 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

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Blessing of the Animals
Eucharistic Ministers' Meeting
Acolyte Training Meeting
Habitat for Humanity
Morning Prayers
Art Show Events
Art Show Volunteers
This Week's Calendar
Quick Links
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