This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, May 4, 2014 
The Third Sunday of Easter 

May Newsletter 



Grace 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.


 Feeding America Backpack Program - The Need Continues


We have learned that the Bound Brook schools, with 1179 children of which 78% are eligible for free lunch, have been added to the Backpack Program.  The numbers for the Food Bank of Somerset County continue to grow.  Help fill the backpacks, to be taken home by students who depend on school meal programs during the week and do not have enough to eat on the weekends, by providing any of the following items:


  • Fruit/applesauce cups
  • Raisins
  • Box of oatmeal packets
  • Box of granola bars
  • Ramen noodles
  • Juice boxes
  • Chef Boyardee meals
  • Individual serving-size boxes of cereal
  • Easy Mac & Cheese 
  • Single serving milk boxes (non-perishable only)
  • Gallon ziplock slider bags 
  • pudding snack packs (non-perishable only)




We Are in Need of  Your Photo.  Please Participate!

Please send us a recent picture of your family along with your updated contact information for our new directory, which will help us to connect names with faces. 


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.



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



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


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

May 6, Tuesday

  6:00 pm           Mission Outreach Meeting, Meeting Room

  7:30 pm            Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

May 7, Wednesday

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

                              Women's Bible Study, Parish House Lounge

May 11,  The Fourth 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
May Newsletter
Grace Soup Kitchen
Backpack Collection
Photo Directory
Spring Fundraiser
This Week at a Glance
Quick Links
Contact Us
Monday -Friday
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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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