St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Funeral for Denny Baird

Monday, May 11th 

The funeral for Denny Baird will be held in the church on Monday, 

May 11th at 10 am. The Baird family is very much in our prayers this week, as the community prepares to gather to celebrate Jesus' resurrection and Denny's own participation in it. 

Road Closure

FYI, beginning on  Thursday, May 7th railroad track work will close Route 202 at Far Hills and expected to take one week. Click here for more info.

Special Coffee Hour to Honor Father Malloy

Sunday, May 17th at 11:15 am

Please join us next Sunday, May 17th immediately following the 10 am service, to honor and thank Father Malloy.  Click here to read a letter from him.  If you would like to contribute to a gift to Father Malloy, please contact the Parish Office.

Healing Service

Sunday, May 17th at 11:15 am

The Healing Service will take place on Sunday, May 17th immediately following the 10 am service in the chapel. This simple service of prayer 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.

Ladies' Luncheon

Thursday, May 21st at Noon

All are invited to the Ladies' Luncheon on Thursday, May 21st at noon at the home of Kathy Christie 803 Farley Road, White House Station.  Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  We hope to see you there.  RSVP to Kathy at 908-572-7048.

Bake Sale

Sunday, May 31st 

Join us for a bake sale on May 31st during coffee hour to help offset the cost of the youth trip to Heifer International camp.

"A Virtuous Cycle"to Benefit 

St. John on the Mountain

Parishioner, Joe Ray, will ride 1500 kilometers in four rides (April 18, 25, May 16 and June 6) in order to qualify to ride in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur ("PBP") which will be held this August in France.  Each ride must be completed within a set time limit.  The time limit includes stops for rest, flat tires, food and drink, etc.  Rides are unsupported, so whatever you need you bring with you on the ride or you find it along the route.  There is no "team car" handing out food and performance drinks.  So, what makes this Virtuous?  You!!  Joe is inviting fellow parishioners to pledge $x.xx per kilometer to sponsor him.  All  money raised at the end of the journey will be paid to St. John on the Mountain to support the church's operations for 2015.  The total amount of money will be based on the total kilometers completed.  If you would like to support Joe, please call the office 908-766-2282 or email the office and let us know how much you would like to pledge.  Assuming Joe successfully completes all four rides, here are some examples of pledges:

$/km        Total

$1.00       $1,500

$0.75       $1,125

$0.67       $1,000

$0.50       $750

$0.33       $500

$0.25       $375

$0.20       $300

$0.10       $150

$0.05       $75

Duffle Bag Drive

The Morris County Youth Shelter has requested duffle bags for their residents.  Most children arrive with their possessions in garbage bags which gives them a sense of homelessness.  In an effort to boost their self-esteem and worth, they would like for each child to be able to place their belongings in a duffle bag.  Any duffle bag will do.  New or gently used.  Corporate give-aways are welcome.  Please consider going through your closets and attics.  Drop your donations off in the entry way or at the Parish Office.

Conover Churches Collaborative Garden Project

May - September
The four Conover churches - St. John's, St. Mark's, St. Bernards and St. Luke's - are joining forces this Spring at the Bernardsville Community Garden.  We have leased two plots at the garden, which is located at the Dunster property on Spring House Rd. off 202 in Bernardsville (across from Old Quarry Road). The group will grow fresh produce to distribute to area families in need. Volunteers will be needed May through September, but must sign-up in advance. This is an excellent community service opportunity for older youth.  Email Sally Hespe for more information.

Heifer International Farm Trip

July 19-21

Join us at the Heifer International Farm in Rutland, MA Sunday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 21.  Participants will work on the farm and stay in a global village, where they will assume the role of an impoverished family.  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.

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.

VBS Volunteers Needed

June 22-26

Youth and Parent Volunteers Are Needed for Camp. Rising 5th grade (and up) volunteers are needed to make camp a success!  Credit for community service hours for school, scouts, and/or honor societies is available. Email Lynn Mitchell if you are interested.

This Week on the Mountain

May 10, The Sixth Sunday of Easter

   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, Parish Hall

May 11, Monday

   10:00 am  Funeral for Denny Baird, Church

May 12, Tuesday

    6:00 pm  Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room

    7:30 pm  Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

May 13, Wednesday

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

May 14, Thursday

   10:30 am  Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

May 15, Friday

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

May 17, The Seventh Sunday of Easter

   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  Special Coffee Hour to Honor Father Malloy, Parish Hall

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