This Week on the Mountain
Summer Edition

Starting this week, our weekly email goes on vacation, but we will update you over the summer when things come up, of course.

We know that like our weekly email, many of you are on vacation.  When you are around, please join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 am.  Our summer worship will be in Parish Hall, and will be more relaxed and shorter, inviting us all to gather together and then enjoy the warm weekend afternoons.  We will even provide you with lemonade, and you can fill us in on all your summer adventures!  

When Mother Susan takes her vacation, Sr. Barbara Jean from the Community of St. John Baptist, will be our priest and will preach and preside at worship, as well as attend to pastoral emergencies.  We are grateful for the ministry of the sisters in Mendham, and happy to welcome Sr. Barbara Jean, who is excited to come back to SJOTM, the church that supported her when she was in the seminary and prepared her for ordination.  

Happy Summer!

The Rector, Wardens, Vestry & Staff of St. John on the Mountain 

St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Summer Sunday Service Begins this Sunday

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

Summer 2015 Giving Challenge 

Read 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

Summer Choir 

The Choir of St. John on the Mountain invites you to join us during the summer Sundays of July and August!  Rehearsals are brief, starting at 8:45 am in preparation for the 9:30 am Eucharist.  During that time we will prepare hymns, service music, and a simple anthem for worship.  This is a great way to try the Choir (with no strings attached!) or to simply be a part of the choir if your schedule does not permit doing so during the year.  Middle school and high school students are welcome, too.  No advance notice is required. Just show up on any Sunday morning in the Parish Hall at 8:45 am beginning Sunday, June 28th and enjoy the music making!

Lemonade Hour 

Beginning this 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 Memorial Garden 

Thursdays at 4:30 pm in June, July, and August

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.

Conover Community Garden Volunteers Needed 

Every Day During the Week of July 4th

Click here to learn more about the Community Garden.  We will be harvesting the tender greens shortly for distribution to the local food pantry.  St. John on the Mountain is scheduled to tend the plots the following weeks:  July 4th, August 29th and September 20th.  Tasks will include weeding, watering and harvesting produce.  If you are interested in helping those weeks or for more information, please email Sally Hespe. 

Summer Baptism 

Sunday, July 12th

We will be celebrating Baptism on Sunday, July 12th at 9:30 am in the church.  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 28, The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

   9:00 am    Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                    Parish Choir rehearsal, Parish Hall 

   9:30 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Parish Hall

  11:15 am   Lemonade Hour, Courtyard  

July 2, Thursday

 12:15 pm    Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club 

July 5, The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

   9:00 am    Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                    Parish Choir rehearsal, Parish Hall 

   9:30 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Parish Hall

  11:15 am   Lemonade Hour, Courtyard 



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