St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Grace Soup Kitchen

Friday, May 29th

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 29th from 10 am - 1 pm.  Sign-up sheets are on bulletin board outside kitchen or email Graham Argent-Belcher.

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.

We Welcome The Choir of St. Philip's Academy 

Sunday, May 31st 

On Sunday, May 31st at the 10 am worship service we are delighted to welcome The Choir and members of the faculty of St. Philip's Academy, Newark.  We look forward to hearing from Miguel J. Brito, Executive Director, Philip's Education Partners CEO & Lead Founder; Charity Ferreira, Director of Development; and Eileen Jahn, Music Director.  The Choir will sing during worship and following the service, Miguel will be host a forum; including a question and answer segment regarding this wonderful school and its work in Newark.

"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

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 24, Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

   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

  11:15 am  Coffee Hour, Parish Hall 

May 25, Monday 

                   Office Closed for Memorial Day

May 26, Tuesday

    7:30 pm  Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

May 27, Wednesday

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

May 28, Thursday

 12:00 pm  Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room

May 29, Friday

 10:00 am  Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield

May 31, The First Sunday after Pentecost

   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

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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