This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, March 17th

The Fifth Sunday of Lent


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 on March 19th.

Adult Ed - "Crash Course" on Triduum

There will be a Parish Meeting on Palm Sunday, March 24th, immediately following the 10 am service, to prepare for our coming High Holy Days.  Mother Susan will provide a "crash course" on the Paschal Triduum, and we will talk about how our community will celebrate the days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter.  Our candidate for Holy Baptism, Melissa Sharron, will share some of her story of her call to the waters of baptism.  Please join us for this wonderful opportunity in our common life. 

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

Volunteers Needed for Yard Clean-Up


Join us on Saturday, March 23rd at 9:30 am as we clean-up the grounds in preparation for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.  Refreshments will be served.

Easter Flowers & Special Music Dedications

St. John on the Mountain is now accepting contributions for Easter plants, flowers, and special music.  Gifts may be given either as memorials or in thanksgiving. Click here to download form. 

Handbell Choir - Ringers Needed


Do you love music but consider yourself more of an instrumentalist than a singer?  The Hand Bell Choir of St. John on the Mountain has several openings for ringers.  No prior experience with hand bells is required but reading music is necessary, especially being able to count those naughty half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes!  If you are interested in trying it, please contact  Rick Morgan, Director of Music for more information.


Music in the Somerset Hills Concert Spanish Guitar Duo Emericus - this Sunday, March 17th at 4 pm

On Sunday, March 17th at 4 pm Music in the Somerset Hills will present Emericus in concert at St. John on the Mountain in Parish Hall.  Emericus is the husband and wife duo composed of Elise Figa, a mezzo-soprano, and Carlos Cuestas, a classical guitarist and specialist in early plucked-string instruments.  Their program, Música de España, features art song from 17th and 19th century Spain on themes of love, longing and travel, performed on historical guitars.  Join them for an imaginary journey through the streets of Old Europe, accompanied by lavishly romantic music that embodies the legendary spirit of passion so central to this culture.  Tickets are $20 each for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students.  They may be purchased online at, or at the door while supplies last.


The Paschal Triduum

The Paschal Triduum - March 28th, 29th, & 30th.  The Three Holy Days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, are the center of our Christian year and our common life. In these days we fully enter into the Mystery of the Passion, Death, and Glorious Rising of the Lord Jesus, who we know to be among us.  The liturgy is so rich that it takes three days to unfold.  The Rector, Wardens, Vestry, Staff, and People of St. John on the Mountain invite you to be with us as we celebrate the Paschal Triduum.  Please consider honoring us with your presence and sharing with us in the Divine life of the Lord Jesus who has made us his Sacred Body in the world.


Maundy Thursday

7:00 pm in the Church

 Good Friday

7:00 pm in Parish Hall

 The Great Vigil of Easter

7:30 pm in the Courtyard, with babysitting

Festal Reception Immediately Following


MDG Study Trip to El Salvador:         June 26 through July 3, 2013 

Join the Diocesan MDG Task Force Study trip hosted by Foundation Cristosal, a faith-based organization dedicated to human rights and community development.  Find out first hand how the Millennium Development Goals guide permanent, sustainable change in a very poor country.  Total cost is $1,500.  A deposit of $200 is required by March 22, 2013.   Contact Diane Paulsell at

This Week at a Glance


March 17, The Fifth 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

                        Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

  4:00 pm       Music in the Somerset Hills Concert, Parish Hall

 March 19, 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

March 20, Wednesday

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

    9:00 am     Business Ideas Group, Parish Hall

  10:00 am     Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

    5:15 pm      Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

March 23, Saturday

  9:30 am       Yard Clean-Up, Outside

March 24, Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday 

   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        Adult Ed, Church

                         Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                         Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Tuesday Evening Prayer & Potluck
Adult Ed
Ushers Needed
Yard Clean-Up
Easter Flowers
Handbell Choir
MISH Concert
Paschal Triduum
El Salvador Trip
This Week's Calendar
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