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This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

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

  

This 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 this 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 this Sunday, September 22nd at 11:15 am.  For more information email Rick Morgan.

 
Adult Education begins on Sunday, September 29th at 11:15 am with Father Malloy

 

For Episcopalians, the Book of Common Prayer establishes our standard of belief and practice.  It is the most distinctive thing about us.  It is, moreover, without dispute, a singularly important piece of English literature.  Every edition has both shaped and been shaped by the best of English poetry and prose.  Ask Roman Catholic's what it is to be a member of that Church, and they may well send you to the writings of the Popes and councils, and the thoughts of key theologians like Thomas Aquinas.  Ask a Lutheran what it is to be a member of that Church, and they may well send you to read one of Luther's catechisms or the Augsburg Confession.  Ask an Anglican, though, what it is to be a member of our Communion and we are likely to say:  Come to Church with me on Sunday and see us enact the liturgy according the script in the Book of Common Prayer.  As it is said, we are what we eat.  Episcopalians can say:  We are what we pray.

We will, then, use the Prayer Book as the jumping off point for our adult formation series this year.  We will begin on 29 September by taking a historical tour of the various editions of the Prayer Book, beginning with the 1549 BCP:  the first.  What will those books tell us about our rich and complex history and, therefore, what insight will they give us into who we are today?
 
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You're invited to a
Celebration of the Holy Eucharist 

 

You're invited to a Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

in thanksgiving for the ministry of
The Right Reverend George E. Councell
Eleventh Bishop of New Jersey

Sunday, October the thirteenth
Three o'clock in the afternoon

Trinity Cathedral
801 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey

Reception to follow in Synod Hall  

Please register to attend by September 23rd 


There are three ways to register:
Online: tinyurl.com/lnpcqdg
Email Sarah Paige: spaige@newjersey.anglican.org
Telephone: 609 394-5281 ext. 10

 
The Bishop Councell Fund


In lieu of gifts, all may honor the ministries of Bishop George Councell and his wife Ruth Councell by making a donation to a fund designated by them to advance the StreetLeaders program of UrbanPromise in Camden and Trenton.  To participate send your check, by October 9th, made payable to St. John on the Mountain and include "Bishop Councell Fund" in the memo.  Your donation is tax deductible.  To learn more about UrbanPromise click here.

 

 

Bishop-Elect Stokes Visits St. John's

 

To read Bishop-Elect Stokes' blog about his visit to St. John on the Mountain, click here.

 
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.

 
Bring it on!  We love kids in church!

We know it's hard.  But, thank you for bringing your kids to church.  Click here to read more.

 
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 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.

 

November 3rd Baptism 

 

 

We baptize primarily on those dates set aside for baptism, as listed in the Book of Common Prayer.  Since the presence of the community of faith is essential for welcoming the newly baptized into the church, baptisms take place in the principal service on the appointed Sunday. The next day for Baptism is Sunday, November 3rd at 10 am, in a joint service with the community of St. Bernard's.  Questions about baptism?  Please contact Mo. Susan at rector@sjotm.org.

 

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, October 18th from 6-9 pm.

 
This Week at a Glance

 

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 

                       Confirmation Class Grades 7/ 8, Parish House Lounge

  10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                       Sunday School

  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                      Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

September 24, Tuesday

    7:30 pm    Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

September 25, Wednesday

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

September 29, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

   8:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                       Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

                       Confirmation Class Grades 7/8, Parish House Lounge

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Sunday School

  11:15 am      Adult Education, Church

                        Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                        Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
The Rev. Kenneth Ironside
Treble Choir
Adult Education
Bishop Councell
Bishop Councell Gift
Bishop-Elect Stokes
Blessing of the Animals
We Love Kids!
Acolytes Wanted
Baptisms on Nov 3
Art Show Preview Party Tickets on-line
This Week's Calendar
Quick Links
 
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The Rector
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Theologian-in-Residence
The Reverend Dr. Patrick Malloy

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

Bookkeeper
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