This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, December 1, 2013
The First Sunday of Advent

Advent Wreath Making for ALL this Sunday, December 1st


Sunday school children will be making Advent Wreaths at 10 am this Sunday, December 1st in Parish Hall (in lieu of Sunday School).  All materials will be supplied.  A $5 donation to help off-set the cost of supplies is greatly appreciated.  


Adults are welcome to make theirs immediately following the 10:00 am service.


2014 Stewardship


As of  Wednesday, November 27th, we have 85 pledging units for $274,625. Our goal is to increase participation from last year's 113 pledges and reach a total of $362,000 for 2014.  If you have any questions about Stewardship, please contact Chip Baird or Bob Courtemanche.  


If you haven't already done so, please return your 2014 Pledge Card, as the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year.  Click here to read the 2014 Stewardship Letter.  Extra pledge cards can be found in the narthex or click here to download or email the office to have one sent to you.


You can also donate Stocks to SJOTM. We would be happy to accept stock donations for 2014 as form of  pledge payment. The tax advantages of giving stock, instead of cash, to church can make doing so very worthwhile.  To learn more, please contact Lisa Keenan in the office at 908-766-2282 ext 13 or by email at  


Children's Choir - Christmas Music


All children are welcomed and encouraged to rehearse some old favorites and some great new music every Sunday after the 10 am service in preparation for the Christmas Pageant and for the 5 pm Christmas Eve Service.  Look for Mr. Morgan in the Choir Room or at the organ console.  Parents, we are in need of your support by bringing your children to rehearsal to allow for adequate preparation time.  Little ones are welcome to come too and practice singing Away in a Manger and Angels We Have Heard on High.


Healing Service this Thursday, December 5th


The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place on Thursday, December 5th at noon in the chapel.  This simple service of prayer, Holy Communion, and the laying on of hands for those who desire it, is an extension of the ministry of the Pastoral Care Committee. All are welcome.


Men's Luncheon this Thursday, December 5th


Please join us on the first Thursday of each month at 12:15 pm at the Morristown Club at 27 Elm Street in Morristown.  The luncheons are open to members of the parish and their guests.  For more information please contact Alan Enos at 908-234-1321 or


Plaid House Stocking Stuffers Donations Needed by December 5th


The knitters will be having their annual Plaid House girls' gift packaging party on Thursday, December 5, at 10:30 in the meeting room.  They need donations of stocking stuffer type gifts (ages 14 through 18) to add to the packages.  Last year, they gave the girls knitted mitts and headbands, earrings crafted from beads, and lots of candy.  This year's knitted gifts are cowls.  They package and deliver 10 gift bags for the Plaid House annual Christmas party.  Please leave any donations in the meeting room by December 5 with your name for acknowledgement.  Thank you from the knitting group and the Plaid House girls!


Advent Coffee Hour


 Please join us on Sunday, December 8th for an Advent Coffee Hour immediately following 10:00 worship to celebrate and honor the many wonderful new people who have come to our community this year.  In addition to delectable treats, there will be hot chocolate and Arts & Crafts for the children.


Advent Arts and Crafts


 Please join us on Sunday, December 8th and Sunday, December 15th for  Advent Arts and Crafts during coffee hour in Parish Hall following the 10:00 am service. 


Christmas Adopt-a-Family


Help bring joy to a struggling family's Christmas by providing an uncooked meal for their Christmas Dinner.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver it uncooked to your Adopt-a-Family.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.  Please call Sue Kennedy at 908-234-0267 or email with any questions.  If you have a particular family you have been supporting in the past, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.

This Week at a Glance


 November 29, Friday

                            Office Closed

  10:00 am      Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

November 30, Saturday

   9:30 am       Food Bank, 100 Main Street in Somerville

December 1, The First Sunday of Advent

   8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am       Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                          Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am     Advent Lesson & Carols with Holy Eucharist, Church

                          Advent Wreath Making for Kids, Parish Hall

  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                          Advent Wreath Making for Adults, Parish Hall

                          Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

December 3, Tuesday

   7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

December 4, Wednesday

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

December 5, Thursday

 10:30 am      Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

 12:00 pm     Healing Service with Holy Eucharist, Chapel

 12:15 pm      Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

 12:30 pm      Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

December 8, The Second Sunday of Advent

   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      Special Advent Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                          Advent Arts and Crafts, Parish Hall

                          Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Advent Wreath Making
2014 Stewardship
Children's Choir
Healing Service
Men's Luncheon
Plaid House
Advent Coffee Hour
Advent Arts and Crafts
This Week at a Glance
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