This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, February 24th

The Second Sunday of Lent


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.

Celtic Fortnight

Ruck or Maul?  Which is which?

Come to see Six Nations Rugby and learn what these terms mean and how the game is played.  See a fast-moving, running game with no pads, no time-outs, no Gatorade and no commercials.  Time to search your closet for an old rugby shirt - Red for Wales; Blue for Italy; White for England; Blue/Red for France.  Feast on English Breakfast complete with Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Black Pudding and Beans!


Saturday, February 23 - 9:30 a.m. Wales v. Italy

                                   12:00 noon England v. France


And don't forget other upcoming Celtic Fortnight events

  • Friday, March 1 - Scotch Tasting
  • Sunday, March 3 - St. David's Day Luncheon and crafters

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 26th and March 5th, 12th, 19th.

Volunteers Needed for St. Mark's in Keansburg, NJ 

Once again we will be helping our brothers and sister in the Keansburg, NJ area who are still suffering the impact of Hurricane Sandy.   We will be serving a hot lunch to approximately 90 individuals in need on Tuesday, March, 5th, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Keansburg.  We need volunteers to cook the meal prior and also volunteers to travel to Keansburg and reheat and serve the meal.   Lunch hours are 12 pm - 2 pm.  We will meet at SJOTM to carpool at approximately 10 am.  Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the kitchen.   If you have any questions, please contact Hilary Dorer or Sally Hespe

Ushers Needed 

 Please consider joining this important ministry.  Greeting people, distributing bulletins, conveying the sacred elements to the altar, and inviting parishioners to partake of Communion are central to our worship services.  No experience needed.  To sign-up or for more information contact Fenn Putman 973-543-7017 or email

Parmalat Milk Needed for the Food Bank 

Please consider donating the number one item needed by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  Parmalat Milk is shelf-stable and allows its contents to remain un-refrigerated for months, making it ideal to store at the warehouse for later distribution.  A collection basket is located in the narthex.  


2013 Stewardship

As of Thursday, February 21st, 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 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

February 26, Tuesday

   6:00 pm       Evening Prayer, Chapel

   6:30 pm       Evening Prayer Potluck Supper, Parish Hall

                         Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

   7:30 pm        Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 

February 27 Wednesday

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

    5:15 pm       Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

 February 28, Thursday

  10:30 am       Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room 

  12:30 pm       Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

March 1, Friday 

     6:30 pm      Celtic Fortnight -

                          Scotch Tasting, Parish Hall

March 3, The Third Sunday in Lent 

   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

 12:00 pm       Celtic Fortnight - 

                          St. David's Day Celebration, Parish Hall

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Celtic Fortnight
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Keansburg Volunteers Needed
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