St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Spring Ahead
Don't forget to Spring Ahead on Sunday March 13th. Set your clocks ahead on Saturday night, March 12th

Alan Shaw
We are sorry to report the death of Alan Shaw, longtime member of our parish.   Mr. Shaw died peacefully this week, surrounded by his family. His funeral will take place here at the parish on Saturday, March 19 at 11:00 AM, and he will be buried in our Memorial Garden, where his wife Margaret was buried a few years ago.  Please keep the Shaw family in your prayers.  May Alan rest in peace and rise in glory. 
The Paschal Triduum - Thursday, March 24th - Saturday, March 26th
The Clergy and Wardens of St. John on the Mountain, Bernardsville and St. Mark's, Basking Ridge request the honor of your presence at the Paschal Triduum. Families are enthusiastically welcome at each service.
      Maundy Thursday
      7 pm at St Mark's Church, Basking Ridge
      Good Friday
      7 pm at St John on the Mountain, Bernardsville

      The Great Vigil of Easter
      7 pm at Ross Farm, Basking Ridge
Ladies' Luncheon, March 17th
All are invited to the Ladies' Luncheon on Thursday, March 17th 
(St Patrick's Day) at noon at the home of Joy Baird, 29 Long Hill Road New Vernon.  Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  We hope to see you there.  RSVP to Joy 
at 973-539-8328.
Easter Plants, Flowers, and Music Dedications
St. John on the Mountain is now accepting contributions for Easter plants, flowers, and special music.  Gifts may be given either as memorials or in thanksgiving.  So that we can publish all names in the Easter bulletins, we ask that you send in your donations by Thursday, March 17th.  If you would like to contribute, please complete a form and return it to the Parish Office, along with a check made payable to St. John on the Mountain, with a note in the memo section:  Easter Flowers and Music.  If you have any questions, please email the Parish Office or call (908) 766-2282.
Praying in Lent: 
Evening Prayer on Tuesday With Potluck Supper
On Tuesdays evenings at 6 pm, the community will gather for Evening Prayer in the Chapel, followed by a simple potluck supper.  Members of our community will preside at this simple service of prayer.  Bring a dish to share for supper, and come and allow the word of God to wash over you, and pray with the assembled community, as our ancestors did before us. All are welcome to join us on March 15th.
Adopt-A-Family for Easter
Help a struggling family this Easter, by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver to your Adopt-a-Family. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. For more information, contact Please call Sue Kennedy at 908-234-0267. If there is a particular family that you have been supporting, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.
God's Giving Garden
The garden is a collaborative project of SJOTM, St. Bernard's and St. Mark's parishes. The purpose is to grow and distribute fresh produce to area residents in need. Last year over 1,000 pounds of vegetables were delivered to area food pantries. Join the Sunday school in Parish Hall during church on Sunday, March 13, to start our seedlings.
Support Needed for the SJNS and SJOTM Fundraiser
If you have items that you wish to donate to the silent auction or wine for the wine pull or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim McLean at
or 908-797-5392.  Here are some great items to think about donating:
  • Tickets to shows or sporting events
  • Vacation homes or packages
  • Art or home decor
  • Golf/ sports outings
  • Electronics
  • Message and spa gift cards
  • Restaurant/ Store gift certificates
  • Special talents or skills you have
  • Wine for the wine pull (valued at $20 and up)
Easter Egg Hunt, March 27th
Easter Egg Hunt, March 27th 
We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages on Easter Sunday morning, March 27th, immediately following the 10:00 am service.  Weather permitting, we will hold the hunt outside.
Surf Shack VBS Summer Camp June 27 - July 1
Children ages 3 through rising 4th graders are welcome to join us from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon.  Kids will learn, create, and have fun at Surf Shack.  Join us for sports, games, music, snacks, Bible stories, and cool crafts!  The cost is $60 per child (with a $150 cap per family).  Registration forms are available here, on the church website, and in the children's library.
VBS Volunteers Needed
Youth and Adult Volunteers Are Needed for Camp
Rising 5th grade (and up) volunteers are needed to make camp a success!  Credit for community service hours for school, scouts, and/or honor societies is available. Email  Lynn Mitchell if you are interested in volunteering even for one day. 
Collecting Coins during Lent
Sunday school students were given Heifer International banks to fill with coins during Lent. We hope to collect more than last year's total of $210 to help buy a cow, pig, or some chicks to end hunger for a family in need.  Banks can be turned in to Lynn Mitchell on Easter Sunday or the following Sunday. 
Women's Lenten Bible Study:  Looking at Luke
Wednesday 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
In the weeks of Lent, we will explore the Gospel of Luke together.
We welcome Mother Anne Holt from Calvary Church, Flemington who will be our special guest and introduce us to this wonderful engagement with our sacred text.
Ushers Needed
Please consider joining this important ministry.  Greeting people, distributing bulletins, conveying the sacred elements to the altar, and inviting parishioners to partake of Communion are central to our worship services.  No experience needed.  To sign-up or for more information contact the office at 908-766-2282.
Holy Baptism on Saturday, March 26th
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.  The next date for Baptism is on Saturday, March 26th at 7 pm during The Great Vigil of Easter.  Questions about baptism? Please contact the office or 908-766-2282 
Save The Date
Saturday, April 16th
3rd Annual St. John's Nursery School & SJOTM Fundraiser!
Join us on Saturday, April 16th at 6:30 pm for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and a silent auction.  Invitation and details to come.
This Week on the Mountain   
March 13, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
   8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am      Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge
                      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                      Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 
  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church
                      Sunday School
  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
March 15, Tuesday
    6:00 pm     Evening Prayer, Chapel
    6:00 pm     Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room
    6:30 pm     Potluck Supper, Parish Hall    
    7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room
March 16, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
  10:00 am     Women's Lenten Bible Study, Meeting Room
March 17, Thursday
  12:00 pm     Ladies Luncheon
March 20, Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday
   8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am       Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge
                       Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                       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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Monday - Friday
8 am - 3 pm


The Rev. Susan Ironside
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Pastoral Associate
Billy Webster
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