This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, March 24th

Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday 


Adult Ed - "Crash Course" on Triduum this Sunday, March 24th

There will be a Parish Meeting, 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. 

Six Meals Still Needed for Easter Adopt-a-Family 

Donations are down this year and we are still in need of meals for six families.  Please consider helping a struggling family this Easter, by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver to your Adopt-a-Family. To help or for more information, please call Sue Kennedy at 908-234-0267. 

Volunteers Needed for Yard Clean-Up


Join us tomorrow, 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.


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


Easter Day, The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ


Sunday, March 31st

8:00  am      Holy Eucharist with Hymns in the Chapel

10:00 am     Festal Holy Eucharist with Choir in the Church

11:15  am     Easter Egg Hunt, Outside


Annual Easter Egg Hunt

We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt, for children of all ages, on Easter Sunday morning, March 31st, just after the 10 am service.  Weather permitting; we will hold the hunt outside.


April Food Bank Staffing

SJOTM parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in April from 9:45 am to noon. Located at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville. Click here for driving directions. All are invited, including older children, to help interview clients, bag and distribute food.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board near the Parish Hall kitchen.  For more information, please contact Sally Hespe (908) 875-1518 or email   

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


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 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

March 26, Tuesday

   6:30 pm      Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

   7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

March 27, Wednesday

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

    5:15 pm     Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

March 28, Maundy Thursday

   10:30 am    Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

  6:00 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

     7:00 pm    Maundy Thursday, Church

March 29, Good Friday

10:00 am      Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

   6:00 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Church

  7:00 pm      Good Friday, Parish Hall

March 30, The Great Vigil of Easter

  6:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

  7:30 pm      The Great Vigil of Easter, with Holy Baptism, 

                       followed by a reception, Courtyard, Church 

March 31,  Easter Day, The Feast of the Resurrection 

                    of our Lord Jesus Christ

   8:00 am     Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with hymns, Chapel

   9:00 am     Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

 10:00 am     Festal Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Church 

                       with Children's Message

 11:15 am      Easter Egg Hunt, Outside

St. John on the Mountain
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Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Yard Clean-Up
Paschal Triduum
Easter Sunday
Easter Egg Hunt
April Food Bank Staffing
Ushers Needed
El Salvador Trip
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