St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Maundy Thursday at St. Mark's
The Last Supper was, as its name suggests, a "supper"-a full meal in which the Passover was celebrated. For our Maundy Thursday observance we will celebrate the Eucharist in the context of a full meal, in a format of worship that is called "dinner+church." 
Most of the meal will be provided (Main course, crudité, iced tea, bread, hummus, chicken fingers, etc.) Please sign up to let us know how many to prepare for. And, if you are able, you may also sign up   
to bring a salad or bottle of wine to share.
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
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.
Somerset County Food Bank
Volunteer in April for the Somerset County Food Bank 
Volunteers are needed to staff the food pantry Saturdays in April from 9:30 to noon (April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30).   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 families; community service hours will be given. To sign up, please email Sally Hespe or call    (908) 875-1518.
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 email Kim McLean or call 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. 
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 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
March 22, Tuesday
    7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room
March 23, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
  10:00 am     Women's Lenten Bible Study, Meeting Room
March 24, Maundy Thursday
  7:00 pm      Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing, St. Mark's
March 25, Good Friday
   6:15 pm      Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
   7:00 pm      Good Friday Service, St John on the Mountain
March 26, The Great Vigil of Easter
   7:00 pm     The Great Vigil of Easter, Ross Farm
March 27, Easter Day
The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
   8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   8:45 am      Parish Choir rehearsal, Church    
   9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
  10:00 am     Festal Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Church
  11:15 am     Easter Egg Hunt, Outside
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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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