This Week on the Mountain
The 19th Sunday after Pentecost
October 7th



October Newsletter


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. Click here for more information.  Volunteers must be age 16 or older.  Sign up sheets are on bulletin board outside kitchen or contact Fenn Putnam or Sally Hespe



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.  To register please visit


All Saints' Day Services


✤   8 am Rite I Service, Chapel - St. John on the Mountain

✤   10 am Rite II Service, Church - St. Bernard's

We will have a joint celebration of Holy Communion with the combined choirs of St. John on the Mountain and St. Bernard's.


All Saints' Day Dedications


During the joint Sunday service on November 4th at St. Bernard's, we will remember in prayer the names of those who have been buried from St. John on the Mountain during the past year.  In addition to reading the list of names of those who died this year, we invite you to share with us the names of those you have loved and lost.  Please send us those names, and we will remember them before God when we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  Click here to download a form.  Please return your dedication to the office by Wednesday, October 24th.


Baptisms on Sunday, November 4th


We baptize primarily on those dates set aside for baptism, as listed in the Book of Common Prayer.  Since the presence of the community of faith is essential for welcoming the newly baptized into the church, baptisms take place in the principal service on the appointed Sunday.  The next day for Baptism is Sunday, November 4th at St. Bernard's at 10:00 am, in a joint service with that community.  Questions about baptism?  Please contact Mo. Susan at


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. 


Mountain Art Show Preview Party - Food Items Needed


The Preview Party is right around the corner, and the kitchen staff could use some assistance!  Whether you'd like to bring a menu item, something from the chef's grocery list, or make a financial contribution to offset our costs, your help would be greatly appreciated. A sign-up sheet will be available at Coffee Hour beginning Sunday.  If you are unable to sign up in person, please contact Tressa Baird at 908-221-1535 or




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


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 2nd 

10 am-6 pm

Saturday, Nov 3rd from 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday,  Nov 4th from 12 pm - 3 pm

This Week at a Glance

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

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Sunday School

  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

October 8, Monday

                       Office Closed, Columbus Day

October 9, Tuesday

    6:00 pm    Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room

    6:30 pm    Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

October 10, 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 11, Thursday

  10:30 am      Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

  12:15 pm      Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

 October 14, The Twentieth 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 Sacred Stories, 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
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
All Saints' Day
Morning Prayers
Morning Prayers
All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day
Art Show Volunteers
Art Show Events
This Week's Calendar
Quick Links
Contact Us
Monday - Friday
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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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