St. John on the Mountain

Fall Fundraiser
Treasures from the Attic: Art & Antiques
Preview Party Friday, October 2nd
Join us for a Preview Party on Friday, October 2nd from 6 - 9 pm with appetizers, Tricky Tray and shopping.  Come and meet Jane Gordon, a jewelry designer who will talk about Identifying and Buying Quality Pearls. Tickets begin at $75. For catering purposes, RSVPs are needed ASAP.  Please email committee member Katherine Hermes if you plan to attend.

Bid and Buy Collectables on Saturday, October 3rd
The event continues on Saturday, October 3rd from 10 am - 4 pm when you can bid and buy collectables.  Special guest appearance by Carolyn Remmey who has been seen on The History Channel, NBC 4, and the Antiques Roadshow.  Carolyn will offer valuations on art, jewelry, and antiques from 11 am - 1pm.  The valuations on Saturday are still available for reservation.  If you have always wondered if that special item or artwork has any real value, this is the time to find out! 
This event is free to all.
Confirmation Class 
Weekly Beginning this Sunday, September 27th 
We are excited to begin confirmation preparation with a fantastic group of young people!  Confirmation Class will begin this September 27th at 9 am, and will meet weekly in the Parish House Meeting Room.  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.
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 this 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.
Office/Staff Update

Pastoral Associate, Billy Webster
We are pleased to welcome Billy Webster as a Pastoral Associate here at St. John's! A talented and uniquely skilled lay person, Mr. Webster has theological depth and creativity that will enrich our common life in the coming year. He will be partner with Mother Susan to provide pastoral care and Christian formation, and he will regularly preach at worship. He will be with us part-time in the coming program year, and will be working out of Mother Susan's old office, and Mother Susan will be moving across the hall to the room we have been using for confirmation. (Confirmation class will move downstairs to the Meeting Room.) 

You can reach Billy at extension 18 or email him

Parish Administrator, Steven Reynolds
We welcome Steven Reynolds as our new Parish Administrator.
Steven Reynolds is a versatile professional with more than a decade of leadership in strategic communications, marketing, and membership development in the not-for-profit sector. Steven has previously used his broad experience in traditional and digital media to drive success in advocacy, education, and fundraising for environmental organizations ranging in size from local, community-based concerns to multinational coalitions. In addition to his experience in the environment non-profit sector, Steven's career has also included research and communications as a consultant for several Federal government programs, including critical infrastructure protection for the Department of Homeland Security and substance abuse treatment and prevention and mental health services for the Department of Health and Human Services. Steven holds an MA in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Archaeology from Drew University.

Steven's hours will be Monday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm and can be reached at 908-766-2282 extension 10 or email
Piano Needed for the Sanctuary
St. John's is looking for a baby grand or grand piano for the church Sanctuary.  Although we have a beautiful Mason Hamlin Grand Piano which serves the Choir Room and Parish Hall very well for concerts and rehearsals, it is not accessible for use in the church accept from the hallway.  Do you a beautiful piano at home which you rarely use?  Would you be interested in donating it to St. John on the Mountain?  Maybe you are not quite ready to donate it - would you be interested in moving it to St. John's on an indefinite loan?  Numerous groups, other than our own choir, perform regularly in our beautiful church.  Many times, certain music requires a piano rather than an organ for appropriate accompaniment.  At the moment, we cannot accommodate this music.  We are looking particularly for a baby grand or a grand piano, no uprights.  While uprights make excellent practice instruments, they are often difficult to see over in a performance or accompanying situation.  Imagine walking into St. John's on Sunday morning or for a concert performance and hearing your piano played regularly by professional musicians.  Please carefully consider contributing to the music at St. John's with a wonderful gift such as this.
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!)
Girls are Invited to Join the St. John's Choir for a Portion of the November 7th Concert
The women of The Choir of St. John's would like to invite girls in grades 8-12 to join them in singing the beautiful "Messe Basse" by Gabriel Fauré  at their November 7th concert.  The "Messe Basse" is a lovely setting of the mass for female voices only.  This portion of the concert is about 10 minutes long and will be rehearsed on Sundays after church.  The first rehearsal will be September 20th and will be about thirty minutes long.  We would love to have you join us!
This Week on the Mountain

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, Meeting Room
                     Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 
  10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church
                     Sunday School
   2:00 pm     SJNS Fall Family Fun Day
September 29, Tuesday
  7:30 pm      Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
September 30, Wednesday
   8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
October 1, Thursday
12:15 pm      Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club
October 2, Friday
 6:00 pm      Treasures on the Mountain Preview Party
October 3, Saturday
 10:00 am    Treasures on the Mountain - Bid and Buy Collectables 
October 4, The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost 
   8:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am    Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                    Confirmation Class, Meeting Room
                    Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 
  10:00 am   Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church
                    Sunday School
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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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