St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

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.
Also, there is no Sunday School or Confirmation class. Come and join us at     4 pm for a special outdoor service to mark the Feast of the Pentecost.  
Please note that there will be an 8 am service on May 15th.
God's Giving Garden
We have some planting and clean up dates scheduled to get our garden growing.  Our goal this year is to grow "A TON OF FOOD", which means we need "A TON OF HELP". A sign-up sheet will be on the Notice Board or sign up online here . 
Sunday, May 15,  1:30 pm  Boudinot Ross Farm 
Sunday, May 22, 12:00 pm Boudinot Ross Farm
Monday, May 16, 10:00 am Bernardsville Community                                  Garden.  
Week of June 4:  SJOTM is responsible for gardens all                               week
If you are unable to garden, we also need the following: 
           TOMATO CAGES, preferably large, new or used.

Please 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.
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. Cookies and lemonade 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.
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 15, The Day of Pentecost; Whitsunday
    8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
    3:00 pm       Parish Choir rehearsal
    4:00 pm       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church Yard
    5:00 pm       Pentecostal Feast, Church Yard
May 16, Monday
   6:00 pm        Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room
May 17, Tuesday
   7:00 pm       SJNS Board Meeting, Meeting Room
   7:30 pm       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
May 18, Wednesday
    8:15 am       Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
  10:00 am       Women's Bible Study, Meeting Room
May 19, Thursday
  12:00 pm       Ladies' Luncheon, Sue Catlett's house
May 22, The First Sunday after Pentecost
   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
                        Holy Baptism
                        Sunday School
  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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Pastoral Associate