This Week on the Mountain  

will be taking off for its Summer Vacation

 
The weekly email goes away on vacation for several weeks in the summer.  Fear not!  The website is current throughout the summer, and the worship of the Church continues.  We gather on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for worship, followed by lemonade.  Father Malloy will be preaching and presiding on the Sundays when the Rector is away on her vacation.   
This Week on the Mountain
- Summer Edition -
 
Summer Worship Schedule begins this Sunday, June 30th 

Summer Sundays on the Mountain June 30th - September 1st 

  •  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
 
Guest Preacher this Sunday, June 30th

On Sunday, we will welcome as our guest preacher Father Gary Askey, a long-time friend of the Rector, and a priest in the Diocese of London.  

Father Askey will preach, and Mother Susan will preside at the Eucharist. 

 
Fighting Summer Hunger Challenge -
Deadline Extended to July 15th

 

Our friendly competition, with some of our neighboring parishes to see who can raise the most food to assist hungry people in our area, has been extended to Monday, July 15th. 

 

Hunger Facts & Figures: SNAP (Food Stamps)

  • As of December 2012 - 431,155 households were receiving NJ SNAP benefits, an increase of 37,416 (9.5%) since December 2011
  • As of December 2012 - 873,529 individuals were receiving NJ SNAP benefits, an increase of 74,238 (9.3%) since December 2011
  • The counties with the biggest increases in caseloads from December 2011 to December 2012 were Monmouth (22%), Middlesex (19.8%), and Ocean (14.8%)

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.  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 donate directly through the website (through July 15th).

 
Tend the Garden

 

Thursdays at 4:30 pm

July and August

 

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
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 near Parish Hall.  Weather permitting, Lemonade Hour will take place outside in the front courtyard.  Beginning this Sunday, June 30th, Lemonade Hour will immediately follow the 9:30 am service.
 
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 lynnmitchell@sjotm.org for more information. 

 

 
This Week at a Glance

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

July 4, Thursday

 Office Closed

July 7, Seventh 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

 

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St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Summer Worship Schedule
Guest Preacher
Summer Hunger Challenge
Tend the Garden
Lemonade Hour
Summer Camp
This Week at a Glance
Quick Links
 
Contact Us
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 1 pm
 
908-766-2282

 

The Rector
ext 11

Director of Music & Organist
ext 14

Parish Administrator
ext 10

Director of Children's Ministries

Bookkeeper
ext 13