St. John on the Mountain

Installation of the XXVII Presiding Bishop of 
the Episcopal  Church 
Saturday,  November 1st at noon
Watch live online the installation of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and Primate. The service at 12 pm will be webcast live from the National Cathedral's website and also on their YouTube channel. Closed captioning will be provided for the hearing impaired.
Fall Back! 

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to sleep on Saturday, October 31st.
Men's Luncheon
Thursday, November 5th
Please join us on Thursday, November 5th at 12:15 pm at the Morristown Club at 27 Elm Street in Morristown. The luncheons are open to members of the parish and their guests. The favor of a reply is requested in order that a place may be reserved for you at the table, but last minute drop-ins are always welcome.  Hope to see you there.  For more information please email Alan Enos or call 908-234-1321.
Funeral for Robert McIlwain 
Saturday, November 7th
We are sad to share with you the news of the death of Robert McIlwain.  Bob was a kind, honorable man, who was a much-loved member of our community for years.  Please pray for his family, remembering especially his dear wife Joan, and his loving sons.  The funeral for Mr. McIlwain will be held on Saturday, November 7 at 11 am, with a luncheon following at the Somerset Hills Country Club. 
Annual Fall Concert by St. John's Festival Choir
Saturday, November 7th
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!
2016 Stewardship
By now you should have received your Stewardship letter for 2016.  If you haven't already done so, please return your 2016 Pledge Card ASAP, as the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year.  Extra pledge cards can be found on the web in the narthex or call the office 908-766-2282 to have one sent to you.  
Volunteer in November for the Somerset County Food Bank 
Saturdays in November
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.
This Week on the Mountain

November 1, All Saints' Day 
   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 Party, Parish Hall
  11:15 am    Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
November 3, Tuesday
   7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
November 4, Wednesday
   8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room 
November 5, Thursday
  12:15 pm     Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club
November 7, Saturday
   9:30 am     Food Bank, Somerville
  11:00 am    Funeral for Robert McIlwain, Church
   7:00 pm     Festival Choir Concert, Church
November 8, The Twenty Fourth 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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