St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

One Worship Service this Sunday

Sunday, January 25th

Due to the Annual Meeting, this Sunday, January 25th, we will have one worship service at 10 am with a meeting to immediately follow in the sanctuary.  Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Annual Meeting this Sunday

Sunday, January 25th

Please join us for our Annual Meeting, this Sunday, January 25th, when we will have one worship service at 10 am with a meeting to immediately follow in the sanctuary.  

  • Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
  • Nursery care will be extended until 12:30 pm.  
  • Children's Entertainment will be provided during the Annual Meeting.  All children ages Pre-K and up are invited to Parish Hall to do crafts, while their parents attend the meeting.
Our slate of candidates this year are:

Senior Warden

Bob Courtemanche


Vestry Nominations

Beirne Donaldson (2 year term)

Sally Hespe

Craig Johnston (1 year term)

Susan Kennedy

Steve Sbaraglio

Paul Zanardi

Simple Suppers 

Simple Suppers - The Tradition Continues

Simple Suppers returns to St. John on the Mountain.  For those that are new to the parish, Simple Suppers is a long standing tradition at SJOTM. This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and spend time with old ones.  Groups of 10-12 will be formed the week of February 9th. These Simple Suppers need not be only dinner, but can also be brunch, lunch, or cocktails.  Generally, each group meets about twice during the bleak months of February and March. 


It's easy to participate.  Sign-up through February 8th by filling out a Simple Suppers form and placing it in the box located in the hallway near Parish Hall or email the Parish Office or call 908-766-2282.  Questions?  Contact Sue Catlett or Jane Mercer.

Healing Service on Thursday, January 29th

Thursday, January 29th

The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place on Thursday, January 29th 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, January 30th

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 at Grace Episcopal Church 600 Cleveland Avenue, Plainfield.  The next day scheduled for St. John on the Mountain to serve is on Friday, January 30th from 10 am - 1 pm.  Sign-up sheets are on bulletin board outside kitchen or email Graham Argent-Belcher.

Souper Bowl Sunday

Sunday, February 1st 

Please join us on Sunday, February 1st, as our Confirmation class makes and serves soup for Souper Bowl Sunday immediately following the 10 am service.  Soup will be for available for sale for immediate consumption or to go with take-home containers.

2015 Stewardship    

As of January 21, we have 108 pledges for $328,921. If you have any questions about Stewardship, please contact Jeff McKeon or Bob Courtemanche.  


If you haven't already done so, please return your 2015 Pledge Card ASAP, as the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year.  Extra  Pledge Cards can be found in the narthex or call the office 908-766-2282 to have one sent to you.
This Week on the Mountain   

January 25, The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                       Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

                       Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge

  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                       Sunday School

  11:15 am      Annual Meeting, Church

January 27, Tuesday

    7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

January 28, Wednesday

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

January 29, Thursday

  10:30 am      Knitting Needles & Thread

  12:00 pm      Healing Service with Holy Eucharist, Chapel

  12:30 pm      Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

January 30, Friday

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

 10:00 am       Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

February 1, The Fourth 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 

  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                       Sunday School

  11:15 am      Souper Bowl Sunday, Parish Hall

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924