This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Fourth  Sunday after Pentecost


Fighting Summer Hunger Challenge


We have been challenged to a friendly competition by some of our neighboring parishes to see who can raise the most food to assist hungry people in our area.  In the summer, donations to local food banks typically becomes sparse, as so many of us travel, and the needs of the food banks fall off our radar.  

  • The Food Bank Network is now serving more than 800 families a month, which includes more than 3,000 individuals.  
  • In New Jersey the monthly participation in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps) rose from 437,860 in 2008 to 826,134 in 2012. 

The Food Bank relies heavily on our donations to keep their shelves stocked.  The goal is to get more than 50,000 pounds of food supplies donated and collected during the month of June.  It is a competition where there are no losers.  Everyone wins, especially our neighbors who are hungry!  To participate in the challenge, you can donate money through the parish office, or click here to donate directly through the website.  


Ladies' Luncheon Thursday, June 20th 


All are welcome to join us on Thursday, June 20th at noon for the Ladies' Luncheon at the home of Sue Catlett, 20 Tanners Brook Road, Chester.  Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Please RSVP to Sue at 908 955-7109.  We hope to see you there.


Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 23rd 


Plan to join us for a Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 23rd when we will have one worship service at 10 am with a picnic to follow in 

Parish Hall at 11:15 am.  Please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverages will be provided.  


One Worship Service at 10 am on Sunday, June 23rd 


We will have one service on Sunday, June 23rd at 10 am so we can gather, worship, and celebrate as a united community.  Plan to join us for a Parish Picnic immediately following the service.  Please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverages will be provided. 


Summer Worship Schedule


Summer Sundays on the Mountain begins Sunday, June 30th 

  •  9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music in the church
  • Professional Nursery Care will be offered beginning at 9:00 am in Room 2 of the lower level
  • A simple Lemonade Hour will immediately follow the worship service

Summer Office Hours 


Beginning, Monday, June 17th the office will be switching to summer hours.  We will be open Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm.  The office will be closed on Fridays.


Tend the Garden


Stop by to tidy up the Memorial Garden and surround every Thursday at 4:30 pm.   Giving a little of your time by sweeping, weeding, and such will help to keep this lovely area at its best.  Refreshments provided. For school-aged kids, Community Service hours will be given.


Lemonade Hour


Beginning Sunday, June 30th there will be a Lemonade Hour, immediately following the 9:30 am service.  Hosts are needed.  It's easy; all you need to bring is a small treat as the lemonade is provided by the church.  A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board outside of Parish Hall.  Weather permitting, Lemonade Hour will take place outside in the front courtyard.  

Summer Camp at SJOTM July 15 - 19


Children ages 3 - rising third graders are invited to join us at the Everywhere Fun Fair:  Where God's World Comes Together this summer from 9:30am-12pm on July 15-19th.  We will be learning, creating, and having fun! Volunteers are also needed to make this program a success. Click here for a registration form.  Email for more information.

This Week at a Glance

June 16, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    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

   11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

June 18, Tuesday

    6:30 pm     Outreach Meeting, Meeting Room 

June 19, Wednesday

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

June 20, Thursday

   12:00 pm    Ladies' Luncheon, Home of Sue Catlett

     4:30 pm     Tend the Garden, Memorial Garden

June 23, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                         Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

   10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

   11:15 am      Parish Picnic, Parish Hall

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Fighting Hunger Challenge
Ladies' Luncheon
Parish Picnic
One Service on Sun, June 23
Summer Worship
Summer Office Hours
Tend the Garden
Lemonade Hour
Summer Camp
This Week's Calendar
Quick Links
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The Rector
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Director of Music & Organist
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Parish Administrator
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Director of Children's Ministries

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