This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Adult Education Continues this Sunday, October 6th 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.

 Knitting Needles & Thread Every Thursday at 10:30 am


Fall is here, and it's time to pick up those needles and crochet hooks again! Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am, in the Meeting Room, where we spend time knitting, crocheting, chatting, eating, and laughing. Our projects are varied and numerous, and personal projects are always welcome. This year we will be working on prayer shawls for the cancer unit at the hospital, cowls for The Plaid House Christmas gifts, and scarves for the Mariners' Christmas at Sea program. We will meet weekly until the end of December, then in January 2014 switch to the first and third Thursdays of the month.


Demystifying the Judging Process with Dinner on Sunday, October 13th 


Join us on Sunday, October 13th at 5 pm to watch and listen as the judges choose "Best In Show" for the Mountain Art Show.  For $40 per person, you can learn more about the art and dine with the judges.


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.


 Be an Art Show Volunteer 

Everyone is encouraged to help support St. John's largest fundraiser.  There are many ways and days in which you can help.  The sign-up boards, with a list of opportunities, are in the Parish Hall.  Any and all help is appreciated. 


High School Volunteers Sought for the Preview Party

On Friday, October 18th The Mountain Art Show is looking for help serving food at the Preview Party from our high schoolers from 5:30-9 pm.  This is a big event for the church and the high school youth's help is needed and appreciated.  This is a great way to get community service, meet interesting people, and see some great art!  Please contact Tressa Baird to sign-up or for more information 908-221-1535.

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.  St. John on the Mountain's Outreach Committee will match gifts up to $2,500.  Your donation is tax deductible.  To learn more about UrbanPromise click here.


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


Request for Outreach Proposals


St. John's  Mission Outreach Commission is calling for "Request for Proposals (RFP)" from smaller non-profit organizations in which parishioners are involved.   We are offering grants of $500 -  $2,000 to local charities for which such a sum would be a meaningful donation. We favor charities that we can support with our time and talent, as well as with funds to help them to build a better organization and reach their goals.


The requirements for the RFP are as follows:


1)  The organization must be not-for-profit

2)  Small, independent organizations are favored but local          

      chapters of larger organizations may also apply

3)   Organizations are encouraged to name specific projects with 

      a cost of around $1,000, although more general uses will be 


4)  Each RFP must be sponsored by a parishioner who has     

      knowledge of the organization and who is willing to       

      represent it to the Commission


The RFP need not be very long but should include the amount of money sought and a brief description of how the money will be used. We would also like to know what the primary sources of funds are for the charity. A website address should be included.


Submit your RFPs, to the Parish Office, by November 15th for funds to be distributed this year.  

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


This Week at a Glance


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

 October 8, Tuesday

   7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

October 9, Wednesday

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

  6:00 pm     Finance Meeting, Meeting Room

October 10, Thursday

 10:30 am     Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

October 13, Twenty First 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

  12:00 pm    Art Show Receiving Day

    6:00 pm    Art Show Demystifying the Judging Process

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Adult Education
Knitting Needles & Thread
Demystifying the Judging
Preview Party Tickets on-line
Art Show Volunteers Needed
HS Volunteers Needed
Bishop Councell Gift
Baptisms on Nov 3
Outreach Grants
Donating Altar Flowers
October Newsletter
This Week's Calendar
Quick Links
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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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