This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, February 17th

The First Sunday of Lent


News on Mother Susan

The photo above, of Mother Susan and her father, The Rev. Kenneth Ironside, was taken just prior to surgery at the wee hours of the morning on Monday, February 11th. With grateful hearts, we are pleased to report that Mother Susan is doing well.  Her father, Kenneth, is doing remarkably well and responding beautifully to his new kidney.  

We Welcome Father Patrick Malloy 

Father Malloy, Associate Dean and Professor of Liturgics at The General Theological Seminary, will be our Priest-in-Charge while Mother Susan in on her leave of absence; a gifted teacher, wise priest, and dear friend of Mother Susan, he will be worshipping with us this Sunday and next Sunday.

Celtic Fortnight

Pack your bags....

for the Journey through Britain 

If you have never visited the British Isles now is your chance to experience some of its magical places and history in the art of Dan Thomas which will be on display beginning Saturday, February 16, at 
4 pm 


As part of the unveiling of the journey and beginning of the Celtic Fortnight, come hear the unmistakable sound of the Scottish Highlands.  Listen to melodies, hymns and lyric of the Celtic Nations followed by a hearty Shepherds Pie feast and great company.

Tickets $25.00 - Tickets can be purchased at the door or Click here to buy tickets on line.


Spiritual Journey through Britain and Evening Prayer

Tuesday, February 19 at 6 pm

Lenten Evening Prayer and Art Talk highlighting the artist's personal creative journey and spiritual places in the paintings.

Speakers - Dan Thomas and Sr. Margo from the Community of St. John Baptist

No charge - Potluck Supper - Bring food or beverage to share

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.


Tuesday Evening Prayer and Pot-Luck Suppers:  Praying in Lent


On Tuesdays evenings at 6:00 pm, the community will gather for Evening Prayer in the Chapel, followed by a simple pot-luck supper. Members of our community will preside at this simple service of prayer. Bring a dish to share for supper, and come and allow the word of God to wash over you, and pray with the assembled community, as our ancestors did before us.  Join us February 19th, 26th and March 5th, 12th, 19th.


2013 Baptism at St. John on the Mountain


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 2013 dates for Holy Baptism are as follows: 

  • Saturday, March 30     7 pm           The Great Vigil of Easter
  • Sunday, May 19          10 am          The Day of Pentecost
  • Sunday, Nov 3             10 am          All Saints' Sunday

2013 Stewardship


As of Thursday, February 14th, we have 110 pledges totaling $335,457 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


 February 17, The First Sunday in Lent 

   8:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   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      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall 

February 18, Monday

        Presidents' Day - Office Closed

February 19, Tuesday

   6:00 pm       Evening Prayer, Chapel

                         Celtic Fortnight -

                         A Spiritual Journey through Britain, Parish Hall

   6:30 pm       Evening Prayer Potluck Supper, Parish Hall

                         Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

   7:30 pm        Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

February 20, Wednesday

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

  10:00 am      BIG (Business Ideas Group), Parish Hall

    5:15 pm      Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

 February 23, Saturday 

   9:00 am       Celtic Fortnight - 

                         Live Rugby Six Nations, Parish Hall

   6:00 pm      Celtic Fortnight -

                        The Guards Welcome, St. Elizabeth's School

February 24, The Second Sunday in Lent 

   8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   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        Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

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News on Mother Susan
We Welcome Father Malloy
Celtic Fortnight
Evening Prayer and Pot Luck
This Week's Calendar
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