St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Spring Ahead!

Don't forget to spring ahead on Sunday, March 8th!  

Be sure to set those clocks one hour ahead before going to sleep on Saturday.


Youth Mission Trip

July 19-21

Join us from July 19-21st in Rutland, MA at the Heifer's farm for a two night Global Gateway experience that creates an existence in which nothing - shelter, food, water or cooking fuel - can be taken for granted. Participants prepare a meal with limited resources and spend a night in the Global Village.  Grades 6 and up are eligible to attend.  Approximate cost will be $100 per person.  Additional program information can be found at  Please email Sally Hespe or call (908) 875-1518 for more information and registration materials.

Praying in Lent: 

Evening Prayer on Tuesdays with Potluck Supper


On Tuesdays evenings at 6 pm, the community will gather for Evening Prayer in the Chapel, followed by a simple potluck 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.  Join us on any Tuesday in Lent at 6 pm.  Mark your calendars for:  March 10th, 17th, and 24th.

Ladies' Luncheon

Thursday, March 19th

All are invited to the Ladies' Luncheon on Thursday, March 19th at noon at the home of Sue Catlett, 20 Tanners Brook Road, Chester.  Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  We hope to see you there.  RSVP to Sue at 908 955-7109.

Collecting Coins During Lent

Sunday School students were given calendars and Heifer International banks to fill with coins during Lent. We hope to put all of our money together when we meet in the chapel each week during Lent and help buy a cow, pig or some chicks to end hunger for a family in need.

Holy Baptism 

Saturday, April 4th

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.  The next date for Baptism is on Saturday, April 4th at 7 pm during The Great Vigil of Easter.  Questions about baptism? Please contact the office or call 908-766-2282.

 Easter Plants, Flowers, and Special Music


St. John on the Mountain is now accepting contributions for Easter plants, flowers, and special music.  Gifts may be given either as memorials or in thanksgiving.  So that we can publish all names in the Easter bulletins, we ask that you send in your donations by Friday, March 20th.  If you would like to contribute, please complete the form and return it to the Parish Office, along with a check made payable to St. John on the Mountain, with a note in the memo section:  Easter Flowers and Music.  If you have any questions, please email the Parish Office or call (908) 766-2282.



Help a struggling family this Easter, by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver to your Adopt-a-Family. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. For more information, email Sue Kennedy or call 908-234-0267. If there is a particular family that you have been supporting, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.

The Paschal Triduum

April 2, 3, & 4 

The Three Holy Days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, are the center of our Christian year and our common life. In these days we fully enter into the Mystery of the Passion, Death, and Glorious Rising of the Lord Jesus, who we know to be among us.  The liturgy is so rich that it takes three days to unfold.  We invite you to be with us as we celebrate the Paschal Triduum. Please consider honoring us with your presence and sharing with us in the Divine life of the Lord Jesus who has made us his Sacred Body in the world.


Maundy Thursday

7 pm in the Church


Good Friday

7 pm in Parish Hall


The Great Vigil of Easter

7 pm in the Courtyard, with babysitting

Festal Reception Immediately Following

Save the Date!

2nd Annual St. John NS & SJOTM Fundraiser

Saturday, April 18th

Join us on Saturday, April 18th at 6:30 pm for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and a silent auction.  Invitation and details to come.

This Week on the Mountain   

March 5, Thursday

  12:15pm      Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

March 8, The Third Sunday in Lent

   8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am      Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge

                      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                      Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                      Sunday School

  11:15 am     Coffee Hour

March 10, Tuesday

    6:00 pm     Evening Prayer, Chapel

    6:30 pm     Pot Luck Supper, Parish Hall

    7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

March 11, Wednesday

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

  12:00 pm     Altar Guild Luncheon, home of Mary Courtemanche

March 15, The Fourth Sunday in Lent

   8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am      Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge

                      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                      Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                      Sunday School

  11:15 am     Coffee Hour

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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