This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, February 23, 2014 
The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Healing Service on Thursday, Feb 27th 


The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place on Thursday, February 27th 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.


Altar Guild Meeting on Thursday, February 27th


There will be a meeting of all Altar Guild members on Thursday, February 27 at 10:30 am in the Church Sacristy.  The purpose of this meeting is to demonstrate all Altar Guild procedures and review team assignments for the rest of 2014.  Mother Susan will be leading us in reflection and prayer.  Please make every effort to attend. 


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Please join us on Tuesday, March 4th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, in Parish Hall, for all of the pancakes and sausage that you can eat! A donation of $5 per person is suggested.  Kids ages three and under are free.


Mission Outreach Meeting on Tuesday, March 4th

The Mission Outreach Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 4th at 6 pm.   We will meet in Parish Hall during the Shrove Tuesday festivities over plates of pancakes.  All are welcome.  Questions please contact Fenn Putnam or Sally Hespe.


Pancake Supper Adult Volunteers Needed


Adult volunteers are needed on Tuesday, March 4th to assist the youth in the kitchen during our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Please call the office at 908-766-2282 or email to sign-up for one of the following jobs:

  • Set-up 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Kitchen supervisor 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Kitchen supervisor 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Clean-up Crew 7:00-8:00 pm (2 helpers needed)

Ash Wednesday, March 5th


 Services for Ash Wednesday, March 5th 

  • 12 pm  Holy Eucharist Rite II with imposition of Ashes, Chapel
  • 7 pm    Holy Eucharist Rite II with Imposition of Ashes, in the Church, with the Parish Choir

Evening Prayer on Tuesdays: Praying in Lent

March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1, April 8

On Tuesdays evenings at 6 pm, the community will gather for Evening Prayer in the Chapel, followed by a simple pot-luck supper. Members of our community will preside at this simple service of prayer.  Bring a dish to share for supper, and come and allow the word of God to wash over you, and pray with the assembled community, as our ancestors did before us. 


Baptism on Saturday, April 19th

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.  Questions about baptism?  Please contact the office 908-766-2282 or The 2014 dates for Holy Baptism

  • Saturday, April 19th - The Great Vigil of Easter
  • Sunday, June 8th - The Day of Pentecost 
  • Sunday, November 2nd - All Saints' Sunday

2014 Stewardship


As of February 19th, 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 ASAP.  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  


Serious Food Shortage at the Food Bank


We have learned that the number of people needing food assistance in our area is way up.  The long lines of needy people at the Bank is very noticeable and the supply of food is low.  The combination of high unemployment, termination of federal benefits for the long term unemployed, and the frigid weather has made recent times very difficult for many neighbors in our community.  Here's how you can help.  Bring a few food items to church.  There is a special need for canned meats, stews, soups, tuna, and Spam.  Donations are delivered weekly to the Food Bank warehouse.

This Week at a Glance


February 23, The Seventh 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

February 25, Tuesday

    7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

February 26, Wednesday

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

February 27, Thursday

10:30 am        Altar Guild Meeting, Church Sacristy

12:00 pm        Healing Service with Holy Eucharist, Chapel

 12:30 pm       Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

February 28, Friday

                           230th Diocesan Convention, Cherry Hill, NJ

March 1, Saturday

                           230th Diocesan Convention, Cherry Hill, NJ

 March 2, The Last 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

                            Buildings & Grounds Meeting, Meeting Room

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Healing Service
Altar Guild Meeting
Pancake Supper
Mission Outreach Meeting
Pancake Volunteers Needed
Ash Wednesday Services
Evening Prayer on Tuesdays: Praying in Lent
Baptism on April 19th
2014 Stewardship
Food Bank Shortage
This Week at a Glance
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