St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Mother's Day Coffee Hour
Sunday, May 8th
Come celebrate all mothers at the "Mother of All Coffee Hours". Join us after the 10 am service in Parish Hall and wish all mothers a very Happy Mother's Day. 
Feast of the Pentecost
Sunday, May 15
Join us for a Pentecostal service unlike any other!  On Sunday, May 15th there will be no 10 am worship service. Instead, we will have a 4 pm service to mark the celebration of the Pentecostal feast. This will be a family friendly and casual outdoor service on church grounds, followed by BBQ, bonfire, music & fellowship. The Way of St. Paul committee is hosting this event and we ask everyone to wear red as we celebrate the church's birthday and the fulfillment of Jesus' promise to send the Holy Spirit. Red is traditionally the color of the Holy Spirit and believed to be his favorite color. So, in honor of the occasion, we ask that you wear red. Jeans, flip flops, toenails, Red Sox jerseys (suggested by the Rector) or red hair. The idea is for everyone to wear red! Our confirmation class will host activities for kids, crafts and a fire pit for s'mores. Adults can look forward to great music and some spirited "Pentecocktails."  Food & beverages will be provided but additional contributions of salads & sides are encouraged.  Please email Melissa Sharron if you are available to help! 
Reminder: Feast of the Pentecost
Sunday, May 15th
Reminder: No 10 am service, no Sunday School on May 15th
There will not be a 10 am service on May 15, the Feast of the Pentecost.  Also, there is no Sunday School or Confirmation class. Please join us at 4 pm for a service to mark the Feast of the Pentecost.  
Please note that there will be an 8 am service on May 15th.
Blessing of the Bikes
Wednesday, May 11
Everyone is invited to join Mo. Susan on Wednesday, May 11th at the Natirar county park parking lot in Peapack between 5:45 and 6:00pm.  Bring your bicycles, tricycles and unicycles of all shapes and sizes! There has been such an event annually at the Cathedral of St John the Divine for 18 years, and this is the first in this area.  The Bedminster Flyers (Joe Ray's club) holds weekly rides with varying levels of speed/hills at 6pm each Wednesday May thru Sept departing from Natirar, and they will be happy to have others join in for the Blessing of the Bikes.  For more information email Joe Ray. Or you can find out more at or
Sunday School at Ross Farms
Sunday, May 22nd
On Sunday, May 22nd directly after church Sunday school students are invited to meet at Ross Farms in Basking Ridge to help us plant the lettuce and beans that we have been growing for the Somerset Food Bank Network.  Bring a small shovel. Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to Lynn Mitchell so we can plan accordingly. 
Ladies' Luncheon
Thursday, May 19th
All are invited to the Ladies' Luncheon Thursday, May 19th at noon at the home of Sue Catlett at 20 Tanners Brook Road, Chester.  Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  We hope to see you there.  RSVP to Sue at 908-955-7109.
God's Giving Garden
Work has begun at the garden we maintain with St Bernard's and St Mark's Churches.  Our goal is to grow "A TON OF FOOD" for the Food Pantry, the patrons of which are begging for fresh vegetables.  This is a big project and we need a lot of help from volunteers. Our Sunday School students have already started to help, planting seeds under a grow-light that you can see in the Atrium/Library at the church. Spring work days will be scheduled over the next two months. Then, every third week from June to early October, SJOTM will be responsible for caring for the garden and harvesting and delivering the crops to the Food Bank. A sign-up sheet will be on the Notice Board or sign up online herePlease come and help and have some fun in the fresh air!  The garden is located at the Boudinot-Ross Estate, 30 North Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge.
Women's Bible Study
Wednesdays at 10 am
The women will continue to spend time together on Wednesday mornings.  We are looking at Jesus' own life of prayer.  No background needed!  All are welcome!
Heifer International Farm Trip
July 15-17
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? Email Sally Hespe directly or call (908) 875-1518.

VBS Summer Camp at SJOTM

June 27- July 1
Children ages 3 through rising 4th graders are invited to join us June 27-July 1 for summer camp.  Kids will learn, create, and have fun!  Join us for sports, games, music, snacks, Bible stories, and cool crafts.  The cost is $60 per child (with a $150 cap per family).  Click here for registration forms. For more info, email Lynn Mitchell.

VBS Volunteers Needed

June 27- July 1

Youth and Parent 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.

This Week on the Mountain

May 8, The Seventh 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

May 9, Monday

   6:00 pm        Finance Meeting, Meeting Room

May 10, Tuesday

  10:00 am       Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room   

   7:30 pm        Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

May  11, Wednesday

    8:15 am       Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room

  10:00 am       Women's Bible Study, Meeting Room

    5:45 pm       Blessing of the Bikes, Natirar

May 15, The Day of Pentecost; Whitsunday

   8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel                        

    4:00 pm       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church Yard

    5:00 pm       Pentecostal Feast, Church Yard

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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Pastoral Associate