This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost


We Welcome Father Malloy -  this Sunday, September 15th 


We are pleased to report to you that we will be welcoming Fr. Patrick Malloy as Theologian-in-Residence, and will be expanding his role in our community.  Fr. Malloy will be in charge of Adult Christian Formation, and will be among us 1-2 Sundays each month, and on all Feast Days in the Church Year, and will again celebrate the Paschal Triduum with us in the Spring.   In addition to being among us a teacher, Fr. Malloy will assist as priest and pastor, by participating in leading worship on the weeks that he is in residence, and providing Pastoral Care.  Fr. Malloy's expanded role in the coming program year is made possible by two unrestricted gifts to our parish budget, and the leadership of a creative and forward-thinking Vestry.


Parish Picnic this Sunday, September 15th Rain or Shine!


Plan to join us this Sunday, September 15th for a Parish Picnic in Parish Hall immediately following the 10 am service, to celebrate the joys of community, and the change of seasons in our common life.  Burgers, hot dogs, beverages, and dessert will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or salad to share.


Confirmation Class Grades 7-8 

Begins this Sunday, Sept 15th at 9 am


We are excited to begin confirmation preparation with grades 7-8.  Confirmation Class will begin this Sunday at 9 am, and will meet weekly in the lounge on the 2nd floor of the Parish Office building.  Your daughter or son is welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program, even if she or he is uncertain about confirmation at this time.  It's normal and healthy to struggle with belief, and we welcome doubters!   In the past, confirmation preparation has been a two-year program at our parish, but we have decided to make it a one-year course, and will offer it annually.   We hope this will be easier for most families, and this will make confirmation preparation an ongoing reality in our community.  For more information or to learn more about the class, please contact Mother Susan at or Debbie Hennel at


Sunday School Pre-K through 6th Grade Begins this Sunday, Sept 15th at 10 am


All Sunday School children (Pre-K through 6th Grade) should meet in the chapel at 10am.  After a welcome, song, and prayer, students will move on to the classrooms listed below. 

Classroom Times and Locations:

*  Pre-K/Kdg at 10:00 amClassroom #4

*  Grades 1/2/3 at 10:00 amClassroom #3

*  Grades 4/5/6 at 10:00 amParish House Lounge 


Mission Outreach - Get to Know Us    

this Sunday, September 15th 

Want to know what Outreach does?  Do you know of a worthy local cause Outreach should consider?   Would you or your children like to volunteer for one of our community service projects or be a member of the Outreach Committee?  Join us at the Annual Picnic this Sunday, September 15th at 11:15 am.   Outreach Committee members will be there to talk about current and future projects and to hear your ideas.


Ladies' Luncheon this Thursday, September 19th


All are welcome on Thursday, September 19th at noon for the Ladies' Luncheon at the home of Jane McKnight, 257 Douglas Road in 

Far Hills.  Bring a sandwich and enjoy reconnecting after the summer; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Please RSVP to Jane at 908-647-6371.  We hope to see you there.


Next Sunday, September 22nd, We Welcome The Rev. Kenneth Ironside at the 10 am Service


Next Sunday we welcome the Rev. Kenneth Ironside, a retired Presbyterian pastor, and our Rector's Father; Pastor Ironside will be our guest preacher at the 10:00 service.  

Treble Choir Rehearsals begin on Sunday, September 22nd at 11:15 am

 The Treble Choir is open to all boys and girls, grades 2 through 8.  This Choir is open to all parish families and their friends in the community.  They sing with the Parish Choir on the first Sunday of the month during the 10 am Eucharist.  Rehearsals will be on Sundays after the 10 am service in the Choir Room.  The first rehearsal is on September 22nd at 11:15 am.  For more information email Rick Morgan.

Acolytes Wanted


Children ages 10 and older (or in the 5th grade) are welcome to become Acolytes, where they will serve at the 10 am Sunday services and other festival services.  The servers, who will assist Mother Susan during the liturgy, will receiving training on all aspects of serving at the altar.   For more information please call Robin McKeon at 908-204-9799.

Blessing of the Animals Sunday, September 29th at 1 pm 

In celebration of Saint Francis' Day, we will have a service for the Blessing of Animals on the Chapel steps on Sunday, September 29th 

at 1 pm.  All creatures, great and small, are welcome to attend with their owners.


Art Show Preview Party Tickets Now Available for Purchase Online

New This Year -  Purchase Art Show Preview Party Tickets Online.

Be the first to preview all of the wonderful art work, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and wine.  Tickets prices range from $40 to $200. Click here to purchase tickets online for the Preview Party on Friday, Preview Party on Friday, October 18th from 6-9 pm.


September Newsletter



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.

This Week at a Glance


September 15, Seventeenth 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     Parish Picnic, Parish Hall

                       Mission Outreach - Get to Know Us Meeting, Parish Hall

September 17, Tuesday

   6:00 pm     Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room

   6:30 pm     Mission Outreach Meeting, Choir Room

   7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

September 18, Wednesday

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

September 19, Thursday

  11:00 am     Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

  12:00 pm     Ladies' Luncheon, at the home of Jane McKnight 

   4:30 pm      Tend the Garden, Memorial Garden

September 22, Eighteenth 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       Parish Picnic, Parish Hall

                         Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
We Welcome Father Malloy
Parish Picnic
Confirmation Class
Sunday School
Mission Outreach
Ladies' Luncheon
The Rev. Kenneth Ironside
Treble Choir
Acolytes Wanted
Blessing of the Animals
Art Show Preview Party Tickets on-line
September Newsletter
Tend the Garden
This Week's Calendar
Quick Links
Contact Us
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The Rector
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The Reverend Dr. Patrick Malloy

Director of Music & Organist
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Parish Administrator
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Director of Children's Ministries

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