This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost


One Worship Service at 10 am this 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 afterwards for coffee hour in Parish Hall


Parish Picnic Postponed 


The Parish Picnic has been postponed until September.  Stay tuned for the new date!  


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. 


Hunger Facts & Figures: Housing

  • New Jersey is the fourth most expensive rental market in the country, behind only Hawaii, California and New York. 
  • In New Jersey, the Fair Market Rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,292. In order to afford that rent and utilities - and not pay more than 30% of income on housing - a household needs to earn $4,306 a month ($51,672 a year.) Working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, that means a housing wage of $24.84 an hour.
  • At the minimum wage of $7.25, a renter would have to work 137 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, to make that two-bedroom apartment affordable.

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 (by Wednesday, June 26th), or click here to donate directly through the website (through June 30th).  


Summer Worship Schedule begins Sunday, June 30th  

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

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 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      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

 June 27, Thursday

     4:30 pm     Tend the Garden, Memorial Garden

June 28, Friday

   10:00 am     Grace's Soup Kitchen

June 30, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

    9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

    9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

   10:45 am     Lemonade Hour, Courtyard

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
One Service on Sun, June 23
Parish Picnic Postponed
Fighting Hunger Challenge
Summer Worship
Tend the Garden
Lemonade Hour
Summer Camp
This Week's Calendar
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