2013 Stewardship


By now you should have received your Stewardship letter for 2013.  If you haven't already done so, please return your 2013 Pledge Card ASAP, as the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year.  Click here to download of copy of the 2013 Stewardship Letter.


Extra pledge cards can be found in the narthex or click here to download or email the office to have one sent to you.


Don't forget that you can donate your Stocks to SJOTM. The tax advantages of giving stock, instead of cash, to church can make doing so very worthwhile.  To learn more, please contact Lisa Keenan in the office at 908-766-2282 ext 13 or by email at L.Keenan@SJOTM.org.  We would be happy to accept stock donations for 2013 as form of  pledge payment.


Art Show - Receiving Day this Sunday, October 21st


Volunteers are needed on Sunday, October 21st from 12 pm - 4 pm, to help with the Art Show Receiving Day.  Lunch will be provided.  Any amount of time that you can give us will be appreciated.  No training necessary!  Be the first to get a sneak peek at the fabulous art work.

Art Show - Demystifying the Judging Process with Dinner, this Sunday, October 21st

Join us this this Sunday at 5 pm as we watch and listen to the judges choose the "Best in Show."  For $50 per person, you can learn more about the art and dine with the judges.  

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 tressabaird@verizon.net


Baker Vandeveer Memorial Service on Thursday, October 25th


The memorial service for Baker Vandeveer will be this Thursday, October 25th at 11 am in the church.

Art Show - Preview Party on Friday, October 26th

Join us from 6-9 pm to 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. 


Grace's Soup Kitchen on Friday, October 26th


Grace's Soup Kitchen serves 1,000 hot nutritious meals the last five days of each month to the hungry of Plainfield.  St. John on the Mountain parishioners help on the last Friday of each month.  Join us as we prepare and serve lunch from 10 am - 1 pm at 600 Cleveland Avenue, Plainfield, NJ.  Sign-up sheets are on bulletin board outside kitchen or contact Fenn Putnam fennironia@earthlink.net or Sally Hespe sallyhespe@aol.com.


Art Show Exhibit Dates

Saturday, October 27 from 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, October 28 from 12 pm - 4 pm

Monday, October 29th - Friday, November 2nd 

10 am-6 pm

Saturday, November 3rd from 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday,  November 4th from 12 pm - 3 pm



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 rector@sjotm.org.


Art Show Concert


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.


Habitat for Humanity Photos


Click here to view photos from the Habitat for Humanity Build Day on Saturday, October 13th.


November Food Bank Staffing


St. John parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in April from 9:45 am to noon. Located at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville.  All are invited, including older children, to help interview clients, bag and distribute food. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  

Call for Nominations from the Nominating Committee of the Diocese of NJ 
The Nominating Committee of NJ requests that the clergy and lay leadership review the list of offices to be filled by election and recommend candidates appropriate for those offices, by October 22nd.  Click here for more information.
This Week at a Glance


 October 21, The Twenty First 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

  12:00 pm     Art Show Receiving Day

   5:00 pm      Demystifying the Judging Process

October 23, Tuesday

    6:30 pm      Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

                         Outreach Committee, Meeting Room

    7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

October 24, Wednesday

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

    9:10 am       Mountain Morning Prayer, Chapel

  10:00 am       Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

                         BIG (Believe, Inspire, Grow), Church

    5:15 pm      Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

October 25, Thursday

  10:30 am      Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

  11:00 am      Baker Vandeveer's Memorial Service, Church

October 26, Friday 

   10:00 am     Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

    6:00 pm     Art Show Preview Party

October 27, Saturday

  10:00 am     Art Show Exhibit

October 28, The Twenty Second 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

  12:00 pm    Art Show Exhibit

    6:00 pm    Artist's Reception

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Art Show Receiving Day
Art Show Demystified
Art Show Food Donations Needed
Baker Vandeveer
Art Show Preview Party
Grace Soup Kitchen
Art Show Exhibit Hours
All Saints' Day Services
All Saints' Day Dedications
Art Show Concert
Habitat for Humanity Photos
Food Bank Staffing
Nominating Committee
This Week's Calendar
Quick Links
Contact Us
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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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