St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Confirmation Sunday
Sunday, October 2
All confirmands should meet with Mother Susan on Sunday September 25 at 9:00 am in the chapel to review the service. 
All are welcomed to join us as we celebrate Confirmation, with Bishop Councell, on behalf of Bishop Stokes on Sunday, October 2nd at 10 am.
Memorial Garden Bulbs
In Thy Presence Joy
Over the summer landscaping work around the Memorial Garden has made it a more private and tranquil space.  A level walk around the walled enclosure was created, drainage was improved and the nursery school playground and neighboring homes were screened with new plantings.     Last Sunday we encouraged a visit there during coffee hour and discussed future plans for the area.  If you haven't seen the work done, please take time today.  We would like plant spring bulbs in late autumn to continue to enhance the setting.  Donations are welcomed for the selections listed below. Additional contributions will go into the Memorial Garden Fund for future plantings and for its regular care.  
See photos of bulb selections on a poster in the Narthex. Click here for more information and donation form.
Coffee Hour Host 2016-2017
The 2015-16 Coffee Hour Host schedule is available Click here to view the schedule.  In an effort to involve all families, Coffee Hour will be assigned to each family one time between the months of September 2016 and June 2017.  If you can't make the Sunday that you're assigned, we kindly ask that you swap with another family. Preparations are minimal and implementation is easy.  We all love Coffee Hour and this vital part of Fellowship.  By having everyone involved, we can all be a positive force for St. Johns!  If you have any questions, please email the coordinator, Paul Zanardi. 
Grace Soup Kitchen
Friday, September 30
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, September 30th from 10 am - 1 pm.  To sign up, please email 
Save the Date - Art-Fest Fundraiser
Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23
  • Art on display and for sale on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to local artists, local high school students and all our parish youth are invited to display and sell their paintings and photographs.
  • Vendors with interesting and unusual wares are for sale on Saturday afternoon and evening. Come and buy gifts for yourself and others. A percentage of the money from everything that is sold goes to St John on the Mountain.
  • Artistic and Creative Activities for adults and children are planned for Saturday afternoon.  For a small fee, you and your children will be able to attend a painting class, take a fabulous photograph, join a photographic scavenger hunt or make a unique craft.  
  • Party Time on Saturday evening with live music, silent auction, wine pull, wine and soft drinks and St John's usual fantastic hors d'oeuvres. 
Look for your invitation in the mail in a few weeks....Willing to help? Contact Nina Dixon.
Silent Auction Items Needed
We are in need of items or services to help make the fall fundraiser a success. These can be artwork, jewelry, gift certificates, dinner for two at a favorite restaurant, theater or sport event tickets, a weekend getaway, children book selections, computer games, or services such as massage, or facial treatments, a day at the spa.....Be creative!! 
Contact Joy Baird or Jody Flegal with your offering and suggestions.
This Week on the Mountain
September 25, The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
   8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel 
   9:00 am        Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 
  10:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church   
  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
September 27, Tuesday
  7:00 pm        SJNS Board Meeting, Meeting Room
 7:30 pm         Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
September 28, Wednesday
    8:15 am       Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
September 30, Friday
  10:00 am      Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield, NJ
October 2, The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost with                                        Confirmation
   8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel      
   9:00 am        Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 
  10:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Confirmation, Church
                        Sunday School
  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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