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Mission Trip Presentation



Sunday, October 18th at 11:15 am
Come and hear how eight youth survived on two potatoes, a half a head of cabbage, an onion, some beans and oatmeal for a day.  Join us after worship on Sunday, October 18th at 11:15 am,  for a presentation on our youth trip to Heifer Farm.   
Ladies' Luncheon
Thursday, October  22
 All are welcome to join us on Thursday, October 22nd at 12 noon for the Ladies' Luncheon at the home of Jane McKnight at 257 Douglas Road in Far Hills. Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Please RSVP to Jane at  908-647-6371.
All Saints' Day Dedications

During the Sunday service on November 1st, we will remember in prayer the names of those who have been buried from St. John on the Mountain during the past year.  In addition to reading the list of names of those who died this year, we invite you to share with us the names of those you have loved and lost.  Please send us those names, and we will remember them before God when we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  Click here for dedication form.  Please return your dedication to the office by Friday, October 23rd.
Project Warm Your Heart
The Sunday school and confirmation class are participating in Project Warm Your Heart to collect new or gently-used winter clothing for kids in Somerset County.  Children of families served by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and other organizations will benefit from this winter-clothing drive.  We are collecting coats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats for children. Donations are requested by Monday, October 26, 2015.  There will be a box for donations in the chapel each Sunday morning, or donations can be dropped off in the church office during weekdays. 
November 1st Baptism 
We baptize primarily on those dates set aside for baptism, as listed in the Book of Common Prayer.  Since the presence of the community of faith is essential for welcoming the newly baptized into the church, baptisms take place in the principal service on the appointed Sunday. The next day for Baptism is Sunday, November 1st at 10 am.  Questions about baptism?  Please contact Mo. Susan.
Volunteer in November for the Somerset County Food Bank 
Volunteer in November for the Somerset County Food Bank 
Volunteers are needed to staff the Food Bank Pantry Saturdays in November from 9:30 am-11:30 am.  Tasks include interviewing clients, and bagging and distributing food.  The pantry is located at the rear of the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville.  This is a great opportunity for older children, and community service hours will be given.  For more info or to sign-up email Sally Hespe.
Annual Fall Concert by St. John's Festival Choir
The Choir hopes you will join them on Saturday evening, November 7th at 7:00 PM for their annual fall Concert.  This year, our Director Richard Morgan will be joined by Organist Joshua Stafford, St. Peter's Church, Morristown and soloists Debbie Smith and Joanne Dadd in a concert especially suited for the season - We Praise Thee!  The concert will include Franz Josef Haydn's exciting Te Deum in C Major, written for Marie Thérèse (daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette), Hear My Prayer by Felix Mendelssohn, and Gabriel Fauré's lush setting of the Mass for women's voices Messe Basse.  Remember to invite your family and friends!  The Concert is only an hour and will be ending about 8:00 PM - plenty of time to take your friends and family out for a celebratory dinner at your favorite local restaurant!
This Week on the Mountain

October 18, The Twenty First 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
  11:15 am    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
                     Mission Trip Presentation, Church
October 20, Tuesday
   7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
October 21, Wednesday
   8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room 
October 22, Thursday
  12:00 pm    Ladies' Luncheon, at the home of Jane McKnight
October 25, The Twenty Second 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
  11:15 am    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
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