This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, January 6th
The Epiphany of our Lord

"The Adoration of the Magi" by Luca Di Tommè, circa 1360 

(image from Wikimedia)

Christmas Pageant Photos
Click here to view photos from the December 23rd Christmas Pageant.
Annual Meeting

Please join us on for our Annual Meeting, on Sunday, January 27th, when we will have one worship service at 10 am with a luncheon and a meeting to follow in Parish Hall at 11:15 am.


Messiah Soloists Recital

Sunday, January 13th at 4 pm


Enjoy the acclaimed soloists for an intimate afternoon of ravishing arias and art songs in the beautiful acoustic of the Parish Hall at the Church of St. John on the Mountain. Performers include artistic director Stephen Sands, Luthien Brackett, Kristin Sands, Brian Harlow, Dashon Burton, winner of the 2012 NY Oratorio Society Competition, and Laquita Mitchell, A MET Opera National Council Auditions Grand Prize Winner and guest artists Carlos Cuestas, Jill Crawford, and Richard Morgan.  For more information visit


Hospice Volunteer Training Opportunity


Looking for a rewarding and unique experience helping others in the community? Become a hospice volunteer.  Provide much needed joy, support and assistance to patients and families. Volunteer responsibilities may include errands, respite, pet visits, transportation, and helping with administrative work at the agency office.  Begins Tuesday, February 12, 2013 and continues for six consecutive weeks

For more information contact:  Angela Whitt, Coordinator of Volunteers  908-766-0180, ext. 115 or email


2013 Stewardship


As of Thursday, January 3rd, we have 103 pledges totaling $315,737 for the 2013 EMC campaign, which includes a few new members. But we still have a ways to go to surpass last year (115 pledges for $355,622) and achieve this year's goal of $370,000 in pledges. 


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.

Flower Dedications

The 2013 flower sign-up charts are now posted on the bulletin board in the hallway of the church building, opposite the entrance to the Chapel sacristy.  For dedications and specific floral requests contact Jane Mercer or the office 908-766-2282  The cost is $100 for church altar flowers and $70 for chapel altar flowers.  A date can be shared by more than one donor.

This Week at a Glance


January 6, The Epiphany of Our Lord 

    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

January 8, Tuesday

   6:30 pm    Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm    Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 

January 9, Wednesday

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

  10:00 am   Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

January 10, Thursday

  10:30 am   Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

January 13, The Baptism of Our Lord 

    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

                     Budget Meeting, Meeting Room

   4:00 pm   Messiah Soloist Recital - Music in the Somerset Hills, Parish Hall

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Annual Meeting
Hospice Training
2013 Flower Charts
This Week's Calendar
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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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