St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

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

Holy Week and Easter Services


The Sunday of the Passion:


March 29

  •      8 am   Holy Eucharist in the chapel
  •    10 am   Blessing of the Palms with Procession, Holy                                   Eucharist with choir in the church, with childcare


April 2

  •       7pm   Holy Eucharist, with Foot Washing, in the church


April 3

  •      7 pm    Good Friday in Parish Hall


April 4

  •      7 pm  The Great Vigil of Easter, in the chapel with childcare                    Festal Reception Immediately Following

The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ: 


April 5

  •       8 am   Holy Eucharist with hymns in the chapel
  •     10 am   Festal Holy Eucharist with choir in the church,                                Children's Message and childcare
  •  11:15am   Easter Egg Hunt, Outside

Collecting Coins During Lent

Save your coins!  The Sunday School children are collecting coins during Lent to fill their Heifer International banks. We hope to collect enough money to buy a cow, pig or some chicks to end hunger for a family in need.

Food Bank Staffing 

Saturdays in April

Volunteers are needed to staff the Food Bank Pantry Saturdays in April from 9:30 am to noon (April 4, 11, 18, 25).  Tasks include interviewing clients, and bagging and distributing food.  The pantry is located at the rear of the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville.  This is a great opportunity for older children, and community service hours will be given.  The sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall or contact Sally Hespe.


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.

Second 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.  View invitation.

Support Needed for the St. John NS & SJOTM Fundraiser

The committee for the 2nd annual St. John's Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 18th is planning a wonderful event that will include delicious food, wine, music, silent auction, and raffle items. Please help support this event by attending and contributing silent auction and raffle items.  Items can be dropped off in the Parish office.  Please include your name, the item's value and any other information you would like to add.  Additionally, the committee will gratefully accept monetary donations to underwrite general expenses for the event such as food and beverages. If you would like to make a contribution or have any questions, please email Shellie Iossa or call 908-752-2497.  The proceeds from this event will be designated equally to three important causes: the ministry of the parish, the work of the school, and the funding of the Nursery School Scholarship program.

VBS Summer Camp at SJOTM

June 22-26
Children ages 3 through rising 4th graders are invited to join us June 22-26 for summer camp.  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).  More information and registration.

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.

This Week on the Mountain

March 29, Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

   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 31, Tuesday

    7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

April 2, Maundy Thursday

 12:00 pm       Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

   6:15 pm       Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

   7:00 pm       Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing, Church

April 3, Good Friday

                        Office Closed

  6:15 pm         Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

  7:00 pm         Good Friday, Parish Hall

April 4, The Great Vigil of Easter

    6:15 pm       Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

    7:00 pm       The Great Vigil of Easter, Church

                        followed by a reception

April 5,  Easter Day, 

The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

   7:30 am         Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

   8:00 am         Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with hymns, Chapel

   9:00 am         Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                         Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am        Festal Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Church 

                         with Children's Message

  11:15 am        Easter Egg Hunt, Outside 

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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