This Week on the Mountain
Sunday,October 13, 2013

The Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost


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


Join us on Sunday at 5 pm to watch and listen as the judges choose "Best In Show" for the Mountain Art Show.  Learn more about the art and dine with the judges.  $40 per person.


Youth Group this Sunday, October 13th 

4 - 6 pm


Kids grades 6-12, join us for a trip through the corn maze, pumpkin picking, hayride, and pizza at Middle Valley Farms, Pleasant Valley Road in Mendham from 4-6 pm.  Bring a friend!  Please RSVP to Katherine Hermes 908-421-5381.

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 12th, 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.


Art Show Preview Party Tickets Now Available for Purchase Online

New This Year -  Purchase Art Show Preview Party tickets online.

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


Mountain Art Show Preview Party - Foods Items Needed


The Preview Party is right around the corner, and the kitchen staff could use some assistance!  Whether you'd like to bring a menu item, something from the chef's grocery list, or make a financial contribution to offset our costs, your help would be greatly appreciated. Sign-up sheets are located in the Parish Hall.  If you are unable to sign-up in person, please contact Tressa Baird at 908-221-1535 or


 Be an Art Show Volunteer 

Everyone is encouraged to help support St. John's largest fundraiser.  There are many days and ways 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.


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 communit y 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


All Saints' Day


During the joint Sunday service on November 3rd with St. Bernard's,

we will remember in prayer the names of those who have been buried from St. John on the Mountain during the past year.  In addition to reading the list of names of those who died this year, we invite you to share with us the names of those you have loved and lost. Please send us those names, and we will remember them before God when we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  Click here for form.  Please return your dedication by Friday, October 25th.


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.  


Art Show Concert Sunday, October 27th at 4 pm 


The Festival Choir of  St. John on the Mountain in concert on the Final Day of  The Mountain Art Show on Sunday, October 27th at 4 pm.  A concert in celebration of Art and Music featuring; Mass in D - Antonin Dvorak, And I Saw a New Heaven - Edgar Bainton, Locus Iste - Anton Bruckner, Te Deum - John Rutter.  Directed by Mr. Richard Morgan, accompanied by Guest Organist, Dr. Brian Harlow.  Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.

This Week at a Glance


 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

    4:00 pm     Youth Group, Middle Valley Farm

    6:00 pm     Art Show Demystifying the Judging Process

October 14, Monday

Columbus Day - Office Closed

October 15, Tuesday

   6:00 pm       Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room 

   7:30 pm       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

October 16, Wednesday

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

October 17, Thursday

 10:30 am      Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

October 18, Friday  

    6:00 pm     Art Show Preview Party

October 19, Saturday

    10am - 6 pm Art Show Exhibit

October 20, Twenty Second 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 - 4pm    Art Show Exhibit

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Demystifying the Judging
Youth Group
Bishop Councell Gift
Preview Party Tickets on-line
Preview Party Food Items Needed
Art Show Volunteers Needed
HS Volunteers Needed
Baptisms on Nov 3
All Saints' Day
Outreach Grants
Art Show Concert
This Week's Calendar
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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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