St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Planting & Blessing of the Ross Farms Garden
Sunday, May 22
Please join the Sunday school students directly after church 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.

Father Rick Morley from St. Mark's in Basking Ridge and 
Mother Susan Ironside will meet with the gardeners on Sunday at noon to bless the garden and give thanks for God's generosity in inviting us to share in this ministry! 
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 . 
Week of June 4:  SJOTM is responsible for gardens                  the following: 
If you are unable to garden, we also need 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.
Grace Soup Kitchen
Friday, May 27
Grace Soup Kitchen serves 1,000 hot nutritious meals the last five days of each month to the hungry of Plainfield.  St. John on the Mountain parishioners help on the last Friday of each month.  Join us one Friday as we prepare and serve lunch.  The next day scheduled to serve is on Friday, May 27th from 10 am - 1 pm.  To sign up, please email 
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 22, The First Sunday after Pentecost; Trinity 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
                        Holy Baptism
                        Sunday School
  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
May 24, Tuesday
   7:30 pm       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
May 25, Wednesday
    8:15 am       Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
  10:00 am       Women's Bible Study, Meeting Room
May 27, Friday
  10:00 am       Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield, NJ
May 29, The Second 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
                        Sunday School
  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

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8 am - 3 pm
8 am - 12 pm





The Rev. Susan Ironside
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Pastoral Associate