St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Somerset County Food Bank
Saturday, April 2nd 
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.
Heifer Farm Trip
July 15th - July 17th, Rutland Farm, MA
Sixth Graders and up... are you looking for a meaningful way to spend a summer weekend?  Join us from Friday July 15th -  Sunday, July 17th in Rutland, MA at the Heifer Farm for a two night Global Gateway experience that creates an existence in which nothing  -- shelter, food, water or cooking fuel -- can be taken for granted. Participants prepare a meal with limited resources and spend a night in the Global Village.  Approximate cost will be $100 per person, including transportation. any questions or email Sally Hespe directly or call (908) 875-1518.
SJNS & SJOTM Spring Fundraiser
Saturday, April 16th
The committee for the 3rd annual St. John's Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 16th is planning a wonderful event that will include delicious food, wine, music, silent auction, wine pull and raffle items. Please help support this event by attending AND contributing silent auction and wine pull. Items can be dropped off to Lisa Coakley in the Parish office. Please include your name, the item's value and any other information you would like to add. For the wine pull, we are accepting wine bottle donations of $20-$100. Additionally, the committee will gratefully accept monetary donations to underwrite general expenses for the event such as food and beverages. Please email Kim McLean or call 908-797-5392 if you would like to make a contribution or have any questions. All proceeds from the event benefit the mission of the church, the nursery school and scholarship fund. We thank you in advance for your support!
Bakers Needed for Spring Fundraiser 
We are looking for volunteers to bake goodies for the Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 16th.  If you would like to bake a dessert 
for the fundraiser, please sign-up on the sheet on the bulletin board outside Parish Hall.
Chorus of Communities Annual Spring Concert
Saturday, April 16th
The Chorus of Communities and Richard Morgan, Artistic Director, invite you to join them for their 26th Annual Spring Concert "Mozart and more..." in celebration of the 260th anniversary of Mozart's birthday.  The Concert will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Nutley on Saturday evening, April 16th at 7:30 PM.  The 25 member chorus will be accompanied by string players from the Chamber Music Society of Northern New Jersey.  Highlights of the concert will be St. John's own Joanne Dadd performing Mozart's extraordinary solo motet, Exultate, jubilate and tenor Tai Collins performing Handel's beloved aria Ombra mai fu from the opera Xerxes.  Tickets are available at the door for $12, $10 students and seniors ($25 for families of 3 or more.)
Surf Shack VBS Summer Camp 
June 27th - 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. 
Choral Evensong at St. Luke's Church
Sunday, April 17th
The traditional Anglican service of Choral Evensong will be held on Sunday, April 17th at 5 pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.  Evensong is a service of sung Evening Prayer that allows for an hour of peaceful reflection toward the end of the day. It follows an historic liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, originating with Thomas Cranmer in 1549 and revised in 1662. The service will be filled with beautiful choral music and hymns, the centerpiece of which will be the Evening Service in B-flat by Charles Villiers Stanford. This regal setting was premiered in 1879 and is strongly influenced by the music of Brahms. Among other things, Stanford is credited with expanding the role and musical importance of the organ accompaniment in English church music. The choir will also sing an extended arrangement by Edward Bairstow of the beloved Irish hymn tune St. Columba, set to the text "The King of Love my Shepherd is."
This Week on the Mountain
April 10, Third Sunday of Easter
   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
April 12, Tuesday
   7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room
April 13, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
  10:00 am     Women's Bible Study, Meeting Room
April 16, Saturday
   9:30 am     SJOTM Staffs the Food Bank, Somerville
   6:00 pm     SJNS / SJOTM Spring Fundraiser
April 17, Fourth Sunday of Easter
   8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am      Parish Choir rehearsal, Church    
                      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                      Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge
  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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