This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, January 27th

The Feast of St. John


Annual Meeting this Sunday, January 27th


Please join us for our Annual Meeting, this Sunday, January 27th, when we will have one worship service at 10 am with a meeting to immediately follow in the sanctuary.  

  • Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
  • Nursery care will be extended until 12:30pm.  
  • Children's Entertainment will be provided during the Annual Meeting.  All children ages Pre-K and up are invited to Parish Hall to do crafts, while their parents attend the meeting. 
One Worship Service on Sunday, January 27th

Due to the Annual Meeting, on Sunday, January 27th, we will have one worship service at 10 am followed by a meeting in the sanctuary.

Meeting Call


In accordance with the Canons of the Diocese of New Jersey, the Annual Meeting of the Church of St. John on the Mountain in Bernardsville, New Jersey will be held on Sunday, January 27th, at 11:15 am in the sanctuary for the purpose of electing 4 Vestry members, 3 delegates and 1 alternate to the Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey. 


2013 Slate of Nominees 

  • Vestry (4 positions) -  Heather McBride Leef, Merritt Lewis, Jeff McKeon, Fenn Putman 
  • Delegates to Diocesan Convention (3 positions) - Sue Catlett, Bob Courtemanche, Alessandro DeGregori 
  • Alternate to Diocesan Convention - Alan Enos


Qualifications of Voters for the Annual Meeting 

Canon 49: Sections 2 and 4 (Diocese of New Jersey). The voters shall be baptized, at least sixteen years of age, domiciled in the parish, or adjacent thereto, of good moral character, adhering to this church and to no other religious body, regular attendants at the services of the church in said parish, meaning thereby those who are more frequently present than absent, unless for good reason prevented, and regular contributors to the current expenses of the parish for six months next before said annual meeting in the manner prescribed by the vestry of said parish... (having) received Holy Communion at least thrice in the preceding year.

Souper Bowl on Sunday, February 3rd

Please join us on Sunday, February 3rd, as our middle and high school students make and serve soup for Souper Bowl Sunday immediately following the 10:00am service.  Soup will be for available for sale for immediate consumption or to go with take-home containers.

Celtic Fortnight

Click here to learn more about the two weeks of events and activities between February 16th and March 3rd, that focus on the music, art, sports, food and spirituality of the Celtic nations. The Fortnight kicks-off with a reception and unveiling of "A Journey through Britain in Watercolors"  by the artist Daniel Paul Turner Thomas, on Saturday, February 16th at 4 pm.  Tickets can be purchased online.  Volunteers are needed.  Please see sign-up sheets on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.

Weekly Offering Envelopes 

The Weekly Offering Envelopes are now available for pick-up and can be found on a table near Parish Hall.  If you don't see your name and you would like weekly envelopes, please call the office 908-766-2282 or contact to have them sent to you.


2013 Stewardship


As of Thursday, January 24th, we have 109 pledges totaling $332,557 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.

This Week at a Glance


January 27, The Third Sunday of Epiphany 

    9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

    9:15 am      Sacred Stories, Parish House Classroom

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Sunday School

11:15 am        Annual Meeting, Church

                       Children's Activity, Parish Hall

January 29, Tuesday

   6:30 pm     Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

   7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 

   7:30 pm     SJNS Board Meeting, Meeting Room

January 30, Wednesday

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

  10:00 am    Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

    5:15 pm    Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

 January 31, Thursday

  10:30 am     Knitting Needles & Thread, Mtg Room

  12:00 pm    Holy Eucharist with Healing, Chapel

  12:30 pm     Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

February 3, Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 

    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     Souper Bowl, Parish Hall

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Annual Meeting
One Service on Jan. 27th
Meeting Call
Souper Bowl
Celtic Fortnight
Weekly Offering Envelopes
This Week's Calendar
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