This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, November 25th
The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King



November 24th Food Bank Staffing -

Last Saturday to volunteer


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. Click here for driving directions.  Email Fenn Putman to let him know if you can work.


St. Mary's by the Sea in Point Pleasant Beach Needs Your Help with Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief!

This Sunday, we will be collecting items for St. Mary's by the Sea.  They are feeding people around the clock & distributing much needed items to families who have lost everything due to the storm. 


They are in need of: Gift Cards, Batteries of all sizes, Lanterns, Bottled Water, Canned Goods, Hand-held Can Openers, Cleaning Supplies, Diapers, Formula, Baby Wipes, Feminine Hygiene Products, Personal Hygiene Products, Plastic Ware, Paper Products, To Go Meal Containers, Pet Food & Supplies.  


Please bring your contributions to church and we will hand-deliver them to St. Mary's.


Healing Service this Thursday, November 29th

The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place this Thursday, November 29th 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.  All are welcome.


Friday, November 30th -

Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

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 of the kitchen.  Click here for directions.


Annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 23rd


The pageant is open to all interested PK - 12th grade students.  Please take the time to discuss with your child(ren) the time commitments involved with each type of role and their willingness to perform it.  In order to participate they must be able to attend the required practices.  Forms can be found on, in the table in the narthex or via email  Forms must be returned no later than November 27th.   Roles will be announced and scripts will be available on Monday, December 3rd.  Parent volunteers are also needed.  Click here for Pageant forms.


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, 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.


As of Wednesday, November 21st, we have 59 pledging units for a total of $177,986 for the 2013 Stewardship campaign.


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  We would be happy to accept stock donations for 2013 as form of  pledge payment.

Christmas Adopt-a-Family

Help save a struggling family's Christmas by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver it uncooked to your Adopt-a-Family.  A sign-up sheet will be posted as soon as the Art Show is over.  Please call Sue Kennedy at 908-234-0267 with any questions.  If you have a particular family you have been supporting in the past, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.

Advent Wreath Making on Sunday, December 2nd

All are welcome to make a wreath on Sunday, December 2nd in Parish Hall.  All materials will be supplied.  A $5 donation to help off-set the cost of supplies is greatly appreciated.  Children will make their wreaths at 10:00 (in lieu of Sunday School).  Adults are welcome to make theirs immediately following the 10:00am service.

St. John on the Mountain Market Day, on Sunday, December 2nd 

Come to the second St. John on the Mountain Market Day on Sunday, December 2nd during the 11:15 am Coffee Hour.  We will be highlighting crafts from artisans in our Companion Diocese of Ecuador and also the work or our own talented parishioners.  Proceeds to benefit St. John on the Mountain programs.  If you are able to assist with the market, please contact Hilary Dorer, who would welcome your participation.

Advent Arts & Crafts

You won't want to miss Coffee Hour on December 9th and 16th!  Please join us for some creative seasonal arts and crafts in Parish Hall at 11:15 am.

Special Ladies' Luncheon on Thursday, December 20th

The Ladies' Luncheon will take place at a unique restaurant called TradeWins located at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, 12 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater at 11:00am on Thursday, December 20th.  This holiday buffet for $12 per person, is run by two professional chefs who provide culinary arts students an authentic taste of restaurant management.  The students learn how to design a menu, order food, prepare the meal, serve, clean tables, and prepare the bill.  Through this program, students are given real life scenarios and interactions which will help prepare them to graduate and enter the workforce.  For reservations, please contact Erna Haueis 908-781-6993 or

This Week at a Glance


November 25, The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King  

    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

November 27, Tuesday

    6:30 pm       Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

                         Nursery School Board Meeting, Meeting Room

November 28, Wednesday

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

    9:30 am       Mountain Morning Prayer, Chapel

  10:00 am      Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

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

November 29, Thursday

  10:30 am       Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room 

  12:00 pm      Holy Eucharist with Healing Service, Chapel

  12:30 pm      Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

November 30, Friday

  10:00 am      Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

December 2, The First Sunday of Advent  

    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

                         Advent Wreath Making - Children, Parish Hall

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                         SJOTM Market, Parish Hall

                         Advent Wreath Making - Adults, Parish Hall

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Food Bank Staffing
Hurricane Relief
Healing Service
Grace's Soup Kitchen
Wreath Making
Market Day
Advent Arts & Crafts
December Ladies' Luncheon
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