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This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 
Adult Education begins this 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 this Sunday, September 29th 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?
 
Blessing of the Animals this 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 this Sunday, September 29th at 1 pm.  All creatures, great and small, are welcome to attend with their owners.

 
Parents of 6th - 12th Graders

If you or your child(ren) are interested in participating in a youth group at SJOTM, please join Katherine Hermes and Sandra Freas for a meeting during coffee hour in Parish Hall this Sunday, September 29th at 11:15 am.   The meeting will be brief in order to allow all those who are interested to attend adult education with Mother Susan and Father Patrick Malloy.    

 
Donating Altar Flowers

 

St. John on the Mountain has a tradition of having fresh flowers on the altars.  The arrangements enhance the sanctuary and are shared afterwards with the sick or divided to use again the following week in the chapel.  Donations of flowers are made as memorials or in thanksgiving for special occasions.  A date can be shared by more than one donor.  The Flower Charts for sign-ups are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway of the church building, opposite the entrance to the Chapel sacristy.  It is $70 to donate flowers in the chapel and $100 for the church.  To reduce cost, sharing a Sunday is encouraged.  For specific floral requests or any questions please contact Jane Mercer jpmercer@comcast.net.

 

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.

 
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.

 

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 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

                        Youth Group Meeting, Parish Hall

                        Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

   1:00 pm      Blessing of the Animals, Chapel steps

October 1, Tuesday

   6:00 pm      Mission Outreach Meeting, Meeting Room

   7:30 pm       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

October 2, Wednesday

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

October 3, Thursday

 12:15 pm      Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

October 6, Twentieth 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
Adult Education
Blessing of the Animals
Youth Group Meeting
Donating Altar Flowers
Baptisms on Nov 3
Bishop Councell Gift
Art Show Preview Party Tickets on-line
This Week's Calendar
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