This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, April 27, 2014 
The Second Sunday of Easter 

Healing Service Today at Noon


The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place today, Thursday, April 24th 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.


Mountain Art Show Needs Your Help this Friday, April 25th


Please join us this Friday, April 25th at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall to stuff, seal, label, and stamp 1,000+ envelopes for the artist prospectus. Any amount of time you can give us will be helpful. You know the old saying..."Many hands make light work!" No experience necessary! Refreshments will be provided. 


Women's Bible Study Friday, April 25th at 9:15 am


Women's Bible Study group will meet Fridays at 9:15 am in the Parish House meeting room, alternating with the first Wednesday of the month at 8:15 am in the upstairs meeting room instead. We are studying Bible Stories based on the E-100 (Essential One-Hundred Bible Reading Plan) curriculum.  Books can be purchased for $10.


Grace's Soup Kitchen - Friday, May 2nd


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, May 2nd from  10 am - 1 pm.  Please note this is date is correct, even though it's not the last Friday of the Month.  Sign-up sheets are on bulletin board outside kitchen or contact Sally Hespe.





We are excited to announce that we have begun the process of creating a new parish photo directory and need your help.  Please take the time to send us your updated contact information and a recent picture of your family.  The new directory will help us to connect names with faces.  The photo directory will be produced in-house allowing us to update it monthly.  


Please participate!  Kindly email with: your name, and those of your family members, your physical address, home and cell phone #s, an email, and a recent digital picture of your family.


Thanks for helping us achieve this within the next 2 months.


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.


St. John's Intergenerational Choir Rehearsal this Sunday, April 27th


We will be preparing an anthem to sing on Sunday, May 4th.  As it was at Christmas, the SJIC is open to everyone; children, adults, parents, aunts, uncles, friends and significant others!  Those of you who are not already in the choir may simply come forward to join the choir during the exchange of the Peace (no vestments needed) and then return to your seats in the congregation following the anthem.  Rehearsals will be about 20 minutes following the services this Sunday, April 27th.  Music will be available at those rehearsals or can be emailed to you directly.  We hope you will join us.



St. John's Nursery School & St. John on the Mountain Annual Spring Fundraiser on May 17th 



Please join us as we come together to celebrate and support the St. John's Scholarship Fund in its first year at St. John's Nursery School on Saturday, May 17th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  Hors d'oeuvres, entrees, and desserts will be served.  Food selections will feature the cuisines of Italy, France, and California with wine pairings by Chris Cree of 56 Degree Wine.  There will be a silent auction and a raffle.  Click here for invitation.  


If you would like to volunteer to be part of the event committee, please contact  Blake Putnam



Spring Fundraiser Silent Auction Donations Needed


St. John's Nursery School and the Church of St. John on the Mountain will host a joint fundraiser on Saturday, May 17th at 6:30 pm. 

Every dollar raised at this event will go to the St. John's Scholarship Fund.  This fun-filled evening will include a silent auction for which we are seeking donations.  In addition to the silent auction, there will be a basket raffle.  Please consider donating items or money.  Please contact Katherine Hermes with donations and ideas  at


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


April 27,  The Second Sunday of Easter

   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

                              Intergenerational Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

April 29, Tuesday

   7:30 pm          Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

April 30, Wednesday

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

May 1, Thursday

 12:15 pm           Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

May 2, Friday

    9:15 am          Women's Bible Study, Meeting Room

 10:00 am          Grace's Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

May 4,  The Third Sunday of Easter

    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
Art Show Help Needed
Women's Bible Study
Grace's Soup Kitchen
Photo Directory
Food Bank Staffing
Intergenerational Choir
Spring Fundraiser
Silent Auction
This Week at a Glance
Quick Links
Contact Us
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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

Finance Manager
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