This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, February 2, 2014 
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple  
Healing Service Today at Noon


The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place today Thursday, January 30th 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. 

Grace's Soup Kitchen this Friday, Jan 31st


 Grace Soup Kitchen serves 1,000 hot nutritious meals the last five days of each month to the hungry of Plainfield.  St. John on the Mountain parishioners help on the last Friday of each month.  Join us one Friday as we prepare and serve lunch.  The next day scheduled for St. John on the Mountain to serve is on Friday, January 31st from  10 am - 1 pm.  Click here for directions to Grace Plainfield.

Sign-up sheets are on bulletin board outside kitchen or contact Fenn Putnam at fennironia@earthlink.netor Sally Hespe at

Souper Bowl this Sunday, February 2nd


Please join us this Sunday, February 2nd, as our middle and high school students make and serve soup for Souper Bowl Sunday immediately following the 10:00 am service.  Soup will be for available for sale for immediate consumption or to go with take-home containers.


All children are encouraged to bring a can of soup to Sunday School on February 2nd to donate to

 the Food Bank Pantry of Somerset County.


Men's Luncheon on Thursday, Feb 6th


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  Click here for directions to the Morristown Club. 


Treble Choir Rehearsals Begin 

Sunday, February 9th


Treble rehearsals will begin on Sunday, February 9th.  Join Mr. Morgan in the choir room immediately following the 10 am service for a brief rehearsal.  All children are welcome to attend.  Parents can help out by escorting their children to the choir room.  Meet new friends and sing great music.


2014 Stewardship


As of January 21st, we have 117 pledges for $353,425.  Our goal is to increase participation from last year 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  

Weekly Offering Envelopes


For those who have requested the Weekly Offering Envelopes for 2014, they are now available for pick-up and can be found on a table near Parish Hall.  If you don't see your name and you would like weekly envelopes, please call the office 908-766-2282 or contact to have them sent to you.

Pre-Convention Hearings 2014 


All are invited to attend a pre-convention meeting from 7-9 pm at one of the locations listed below.  The hearings offer a time for clergy and lay deputies to ask questions and discuss issues that are presented at convention.  An agenda is followed with representation from several committees; namely, the Finance and Budget, Resolutions, and Constitution and Canons Committees. Clergy, Lay Deputies, and Alternates should make a special effort to attend one of these sessions.

The schedule of pre-convention hearings is as follows:

  • February 5 - Christ Church, Toms River
  • February 6 - Trinity Church, Asbury Park
This Week at a Glance



January 30, Thursday

  12:00 pm      Healing Service with Holy Eucharist, Chapel

  12:30 pm      Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

January 31,  Friday

  10:00 am      Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

February 2, The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

    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, Kitchen

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                          Sunday School

  11:15 am      Souper Bowl, Parish Hall

February 4, Tuesday

  7:30 pm        Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

February 5, Wednesday

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

February 6, Thursday

  12:15 pm     Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

February 9, The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

  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

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Healing Service on Jan 30th
Grace's Soup Kitchen
Souper Bowl on Feb 2
Men's Luncheon
Treble Choir Rehearsal
2014 Stewardship
Weekly Offering Envelopes
Pre-Convetion Hearings 2014
This Week at a Glance
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