St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Christmas Services
Come worship with us 
Thursday, December 24th, Eve of the Nativity
  5 pm        Christmas Eve Family Service with Building of the Crèche 
 10:30 pm  Carols by Candlelight 
 11 pm       Christmas Eve Festival Holy Eucharist 
Friday, December 25th, Christmas Day
 10 am      Holy Eucharist for Christmas Day
Christmas Lessons and Carols    

Sunday, December 27th at 10 am

Join us on Sunday, December 27th at 10 am when we will continue to celebrate the Christmas season with the reading of the nine lessons.  The Choir of St. John on the Mountain will lead us in the singing of our favorite Christmas Carols.  It is truly a family service as we begin with the journey of Adam and Eve in the garden, hear the promise of the prophets and are once again inspired by the birth of Jesus as told to us in the Gospels. Many familiar carols, sung by all of us, and a few remarkable new ones, sung by The Choir, are interspersed with the readings.


IRA Rollover
The Senate has passed HR 5771 the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2015. This will allow people 70.5 years and older to transfer up to $100,000 directly from an IRA to charity each year without having to recognize the transfer as income.  The transfer does count for the donor as a minimum required distribution from an IRA account. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Keenan.   
Flower Dedication Chart
Donations of flowers are made as memorials or in thanksgiving for special occasions.  A date can be shared by more than one donor.  The 2016 flower sign-up charts are now posted on the bulletin board in the hallway of the church building, opposite the entrance to the Chapel sacristy. For dedications and specific floral requests contact Sue Kennedy or the office .  The cost is $100 for church altar flowers and $70 for chapel altar flowers. 
2015 Pledge Tax Credit    

Pledge payments for the calendar year 2015 will need to be received in the office or post marked by December 31, 2015 in order to receive tax credit for the current year.  For more information please contact Lisa Keenan, the Finance Manager.

2016 Stewardship    
As of December 14th, we have 61 pledges for $245,335. If you have any questions about Stewardship, please contact Paul Zanardi at  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 at, in the narthex or call the office 908-766-2282 to have one sent to you.
Sunday, January 10th

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, January 10th at 10:00 am.  Questions about baptism?  Please contact Mo. Susan.

This Week on the Mountain    

December 27, The First Sunday after Christmas

    8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am       Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

  10:00 am       Lessons and Carols with Eucharist, Church

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

December 28, Monday

                        Office Closed

December 29, Tuesday

                        Office Closed

December  30, Wednesday

                        Office Closed

December 31, Thursday

                        Office Closed

January 1, Friday

                        Office Closed

January 3, The Second Sunday after Christmas

   8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am        Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Confirmation Class, Parish House 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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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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Pastoral Associate