This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, March 23, 2014 
The Third Sunday in Lent

Adult Christian Formation this Sunday

  Three-part Series on Initiation into the 

Body of Christ Through Baptism

March 23, March 30, and April 6, 

immediately following the 10:00 service


This year at St. John's we will have a three-part adult formation series on initiation into the Body of Christ through Baptism.  We will also talk about the Eucharist as the on-going way God strengthens the once-and-for-all bonds established in baptism.  We will also spend one Sunday exploring Confirmation:  a rite that was originally part of baptism but for many cultural reasons was split off into a separate thing.  The Church is still trying to figure out what it is and what to do with it!


Evening Prayer on Tuesdays: Praying in Lent

March 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. 


Healing Service on Thursday, March 27th


The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place on Thursday, March 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.


Grace Soup Kitchen - Friday, March 28th


 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 on Friday, March 28th as we prepare and serve lunch from  10 am - 1 pm. 

Sign-up sheets are on bulletin board outside kitchen or contact Fenn Putnam or Sally Hespe


April Food Bank Staffing


Volunteer for the Somerset County Food Bank.  Join us each Saturday in April from 9:30 am to noon at the United Reformed Church at 100 West Main Street in Somerville.  Work entails interviewing clients, and bagging and distributing groceries.  This is a great opportunity for students to earn their community service hours. For more information, please contact Sally Hespe.


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

Spring Fundraiser


Save the date for the  the St. John's Nursery School & St. John on the Mountain Annual Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, May 17th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  Formal Invitation and Details to Follow.   If you would like to volunteer to be part of the event committee, please contact  Blake Putnam


VBS Summer Camp


VBS Summer Camp June 23rd - 27th   

Children ages 3 through rising 4th graders are welcome to join us from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon.  Kids will learn, create, and have fun.  Join us for sports, games, music, snacks, Bible stories, and cool crafts!  The cost is $60 per child (with a $150 cap per family).  Click here for registration forms.  Space is limited.  For more information contact Lynn Mitchell.

This Week at a Glance


March 23, The Third Sunday in Lent

   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 Christian Formation, Church

                          Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                          Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

March 25, Tuesday

    6:00 pm      Evening Prayer, Chapel

    6:30 pm      Pot-Luck Supper, Parish Hall

    7:30 pm       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

March 26, Wednesday

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

March 27, Thursday

 12:00 pm      Healing Service with Holy Eucharist, Chapel

 12:30 pm      Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

March 28, Friday

  10:00 am     Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

March 30, The Fourth Sunday in Lent

   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 Christian Formation, Church

                         Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                         Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
In This Issue
Adult Formation
Evening Prayer
Healing Service
Grace's Soup Kitchen
Food Bank Staffing
Baptism on April 19th
Spring Fundraiser
This Week at a Glance
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