St. John on the Mountain

Confirmation This Sunday, September 20th 
Join us as we celebrate Confirmation, with Bishop Councell, on behalf of Bishop Stokes this 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.  
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 from10 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.
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. 
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 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
September 21, Tuesday
  7:30 pm      Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
September 22, Wednesday
   8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
September 24, Thursday
12:00 pm      Ladies' Luncheon at the home of Sue Kennedy
September 25, Friday
 10:00 am     Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield
September 27, The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost 
   8:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                     Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge
                     Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 
  10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church
                     Sunday School
   2:00 pm     SJNS Fall Family Fun Day
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