Welcome Back!

We are so excited to see everyone and look forward to the launch of another great year!  We have missed the energy and excitement you all bring up the mountain, and can't wait to hear about your summer adventures.

See you on Sunday!

Love,
The Rector, Wardens, Vestry, and Staff


St. John on the Mountain
News

Regular Sunday Service Schedule Begins this Sunday, September 13th 

 8 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the chapel

10 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music and childcare


 

Coffee Hour will immediately follow the 10 am worship service

Sunday School Begins this Sunday
Starting Sunday, September 13th
All Sunday School children (Pre-K - 6th Grade) should meet in the chapel at 10 am.  After a welcome, song, and prayer, students will move on to their classrooms.  If you have never filled out a Sunday school registration form for your children, please consider doing so.  You can find a form in the Children's Library.
Potential Road Closures this Sunday 

There will be a bike race this Sunday, September 13th that could possibly close some of the mountain roads.  For more information visit the race website.

Confirmation Next Sunday, September 20th 
Join us as we celebrate Confirmation, with Bishop Councell, on behalf of Bishop Stokes on Sunday, September 20th at 10 am.
Fall Fundraiser
Treasures from the Attic: Art & Antiques
From the people who brought you the Mountain Art Show, this year's fall fundraiser will be named Treasures from the Attic: Art & Antiques. The Friday night preview party will include a special event on pearls from jewelry designer Jane Gordon in addition to regular items on sale and a Chinese auction.

Saturday will be a full day event featuring Carolyn Remmey as seen on the Antiques Roadshow, The History Channel and NBC doing a valuation event by reservation. In addition St John's corner will sell Episcopal and St. John on the Mountain specific items. There will also be vendors, crafts and a bake sale.

The art and antiques that are being donated by the congregation will be the primary source of revenue for the Art and Antique sale.  To donate, complete the form.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 19 from 10-2 for your donation drop off.  
Men's Bible Study Begins on 
Wednesday,  September 16th
Wednesdays
Men's Bible Study begins on Wednesday, September 16th
Please join us every Wednesday in the Parish House Meeting Room from 8:15 am - 9:15 am. 
Confirmation Class 
Weekly Beginning on Sunday, September 27th 
We are excited to begin confirmation preparation with a fantastic group of young people!  Confirmation Class will begin on September 27th at 9 am, and will meet weekly in the lounge on the 2nd floor of the Parish Office building.  Your daughter or son is welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program, even if she or he is uncertain about confirmation at this time.  It's normal and healthy to struggle with belief, and we welcome doubters! For more information or to learn more about the class, please contact Mother Susan or Lynn Mitchell.
Ladies' Luncheon
Thursday, September 24th
All are welcome on Thursday, September 24th at noon for the Ladies' Luncheon at the home of Sue Kennedy - 18 Brook Hollow Road, Gladstone. Bring a sandwich and enjoy reconnecting after the summer; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Please RSVP to Sue at 908-234-0267.  We hope to see you there. 

Grace Soup Kitchen 

Friday, September 25th 

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, September 25th from  10 am - 1 pm.  Please email Graham Argent-Belcher to let him know if plan to attend.
Conover Community Garden Volunteers Needed 
Every Day During the Week of September 26th
Click here to learn more about the Community Garden.  St. John on the Mountain will be tending the Community Garden Saturday, September  26 - Friday, October 2.  If you are interested in helping or for more information, please email Sally Hespe. 
Second Annual St. John's Nursery School 
Fall Family Day 
Sunday, September 27th
Please join us at  the Second Annual St. John's Nursery School Fall Family Day on Sunday, September 27th from 2 - 4 pm in the Parish Hall.  Bounce House Fun, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Fall Crafts, Donuts and Cider, plus lots more!  $15/ participating child with a family maximum of $45.
Staff/Office Update
Our parish administrator, Patti Lippman, is leaving us for the Friendly Skies. Patti, who was once a Flight Attendant for Pan Am, is returning to her roots, but will remain actively involved in the process of transitioning a new Parish Administrator and will continue to consult in the office in the coming months.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact her via email if there is anything you need, or leave her a voicemail 908-766-2282, and she will get back to you as quickly as possible. 
Coffee Hour Hosts 2015-2016 
Watch in the mail for the 2015-16 Coffee Hour Host schedule.  In an effort to involve all families, Coffee Hour will be assigned to each family one time between the months of September 2015 and June 2016.  If you can't make the Sunday that you're assigned, we kindly ask that you swap with another family. Preparations are minimal and implementation is easy.  We all love Coffee Hour and this vital part of Fellowship.  By having everyone involved, we can all be a positive force for St. Johns!  If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators, Sue Catlett 908-955-7109 and Susan Kennedy 908-234-0267. 

Tend the Memorial Garden 

Thursdays at 4:30 pm 

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.
Trinity Cathedral Community Day and Golf Tournament
Monday, October 12th
As in past years, members of St. John on the Mountain will support our Trinity Cathedral in Trenton by participating in the Trinity Cathedral Community Day and Golf Tournament.  The 11th annual event will be held on Monday, October 12th at the Mercer Oaks Golf Club, near Princeton.  The event will include an outdoor Eucharist, then fun golfing, refreshments and supper with members of other churches in our Diocese.  The cost is $170 per person.  Please consider either golfing with our team or your financial support for the event with a check to "Trinity Cathedral - Trenton."  Please join us in support of the programs and outreach of the Cathedral.  (Note: If you are known to be a skilled golfer, you may be actively recruited to join our team!)
This Week on the Mountain

September 13, The Sixteenth 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
                     Sunday School
September 15, Tuesday
  6:00 pm      Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room
  7:30 pm      Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
September 16, Wednesday
   8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
September 19, Saturday
   12:00 pm   Antiques Market drop-off, Parish Hall 
September 20, The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost 
                          with Confirmation
   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
                     Sunday School
Quick Links

Contact Us
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 1 pm

908-766-2282

 

The Rev. Susan Ironside
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