St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

8 am Service to be Held in Parish Hall 

This Sunday, June 14th

We have bats in the belfry (aka chapel).  They are going to be gently and lovingly relocated next week.  Until then, we are leaving them alone in the chapel for solitude and prayer as they contemplate their new calling outside of the chapel, because we're givers like that. Therefore, the 8 am Eucharist will be celebrated in the Parish Hall and the Communion Class will meet in the church.

Communion Instruction 

This Sunday, June 14th

All the baptized are always welcome to receive the Holy Food and Drink, including infants! But many children want to learn more about the Sacrament.  This Sunday, June 14 from 9:00-9:30 AM, Mother Susan will meet in the Church with any child (2nd grade-6th grade) who wants to learn more about Holy Communion. All children are welcome, whether they have received Holy Communion before and wish to learn more about it, or if they have yet to receive Holy Communion. Please email Lynn Mitchell to reserve a spot for your child.

Last Day of Sunday School with 

Teacher/Leader and Student Recognition

This Sunday, June 14th

This Sunday, June 14th following the 10 am service, all children will have the opportunity to receive a collectable pin to commemorate completing another year of Sunday School. Also, the teachers and leaders will be acknowledged for all that they do to make St. John's such a wonderful place for kids!

A Message from our Biker Extraordinaire Joe Ray

Photo finish of East Creek 600K Sunday afternoon, 
36 hours after starting at 4 am on Saturday.



"We did it!"

The four qualifying rides are successfully completed.  Thank you for the overwhelming support you have given me since I started this journey in mid-April.  I can now call myself a "Super Randonneur" having finished these four rides.  I call all of you "Super Humans" for helping give me that certain, er, "je ne sais quoi," a real boost of confidence, but also for the financial support we are together giving St. John through this effort. If you have not already paid your sponsorship pledge, now is the time. 


I am now registering for Paris-Brest-Paris, which will take place August 17-20, where I will attempt to ride 1,200 kilometers in 84 hours.  We are going to open a second opportunity in the next few weeks to benefit St. John on the Mountain with this next effort in France, but for now I want simply to savor with you having met this first goal of qualifying. 



Summer Office Hours 

Monday, June 15th

Please note that beginning Monday, June 15th the office hours will be Monday - Thursday 8 am - 1 pm.

Ladies' Luncheon - is CANCELLED 

Thursday, June 18th

Please note that the Ladies' Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, June 18th at noon at the home of Sue Kennedy is cancelled due to a road closure. 

Summer 2015 Giving Challenge 

By now you should have received a letter about our Summer 2015 Giving Challenge. Two Generous Donors are matching all new and increased pledges that are made over the summer. Please consider participating in this exciting program! Questions? Contact Mother SusanBob Courtemanche, or Heather Leef. You can also make a pledge via email. Contact Lisa Keenan

Conover Community Garden Update 

The first produce was delivered to the Food Pantry this week:  14 bunches of radishes, 22 heads butter lettuce, 10 bags red leaf lettuce, and bags spinach.  The next opportunity for St. John on the Mountain to work in the garden is July 4-10.  For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Sally Hespe.

Backpack Program - LAST CHANCE Before Summer 

The Backpack Program is still very much in need. Help the Food Bank Network of Somerset County fill backpacks, for disadvantaged students, with healthy snacks to be taken home by students who depend on school meal programs during the week and do not have enough to eat on the weekends.  Please help by providing any of the following: 

  • Fruit/applesauce cups
  • Raisins
  • Box of oatmeal packets
  • Box of granola bars
  • Ramen noodles
  • Juice boxes
  • Chef Boyardee meals
  • Individual serving-size boxes of cereal
  • Easy Mac & Cheese 
  • Single serving milk boxes (non-perishable only)
  • Gallon ziplock slider bags 
  • pudding snack packs (non-perishable only) 

Summer Sunday Service Schedule Begins Sunday, June 28th 

The Summer Sunday Service Schedule Begins Sunday, June 28th.  We will offer one service - 9:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music in the Parish Hall and childcare, followed by Lemonade Hour.

Lemonade Hour 

Beginning Sunday, June 28th there will be a Lemonade Hour, immediately following the 9:30 am service.  Hosts are needed.  It's easy; all you need to bring is a small treat as the lemonade is provided by the church.  A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board outside of Parish Hall.  Weather permitting, Lemonade Hour will take place outside in the front courtyard. 

Tend the Garden 

Stop by to tidy up the Memorial Garden and surround.  Giving a little of your time by sweeping, weeding, and such will help to keep this lovely area at its best.

Summer Baptism 

Sunday, July 12th

We will be celebrating Baptism on Sunday, July 12th at 9:30 am.  Questions about baptism? Please email the office or call 908-766-2282.  After that, the next opportunity (and last date in 2015) for Baptism will be on Sunday, November 1st at 10 am during the All Saints' Sunday service.   Questions about Baptism?  Email Mother Susan.

This Week on the Mountain

June 14, The Third Sunday after Pentecost

   8:00 am   Holy Eucharist Rite I, Parish Hall

   9:00 am   Last Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge

                   Communion Instruction, Church

                   Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                   Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am  Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                   Last Day of Sunday School

  11:15 am  Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                   Teacher/Leader and Student Recognition, Parish Hall 

June 21, The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

   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 

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