St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Stewardship Thanks
In this Stewardship Season, The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry are grateful for the faithfulness and generosity of the following people whose gifts support the mission of our parish. Add your name to this list by sending your pledge to the office or emailing Lisa Keenan.

Christmas Pageant This Sunday
Sunday, December 17
Rehearsal Schedule:
  • *Mandatory practices for those with speaking parts and musical roles:
    • Saturday, December 16th at 9:00 am (with a parent)
  • *Mandatory practice for the ENTIRE cast:
    • Saturday, December 16th at 10:00 am (with a parent)

Christmas Worship Schedule
Sunday, December 24thEve of the Nativity
  • 4:30 pm Christmas Eve Chorale Prelude, Church
  • 5 pm Christmas Eve Family Service with Building of the Crèche
  • 10:30 pm Christmas Eve Chorale Prelude, Church
  • 11 pm Christmas Eve Festival Holy Eucharist  
Monday, December 25thChristmas Day
  • 9:30 am Holy Eucharist for Christmas Day

Tax Deductible Gift in 2017
You can make a contribution to the church or fulfill your pledge using your IRA. 

I f you are 70 1/2 or older:
  • You may transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to the church
  • If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for 2017, your gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.
  • You pay no income tax on the gift.  The transfer generates neither taxable income nor tax deduction, so you can benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deduction.
Don't delay!  To help ensure that your gift counts this year, transfers will need to be made by December 29, 2017 (last business day of the year)

Foster Some Love
First night bags are being assembled for foster children to make their first few nights away from home a little easier. These children are all receiving support from CASA SHaW (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties) I tems needed (all new) by December 24 to the Parish Office include:
  •  Stuffed animals 
  •  blankets 
  •  Children's books 
  •  Toiletries 
  •  Crayons, markers, coloring books 
  •  Duffle bags 
  •  Water bottles
Greening of the Church
Thursday, December 21
Please join the Altar Guild on Thursday, December 21 at 9:30 am to prepare the church and chapel for Christmas. Help hang wreaths and fill baskets.  Any and all helping hands would be most appreciated.    Questions?  Email: Jody Flegal.

This Week on the Mountain
December 17, The Third Sunday in Advent
    8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Church
  10:00 am     Pageant with Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir, Church
  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
December 20, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
    7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room .
December 24, The Fourth Sunday in Advent
   9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Chapel
December 24, The Eve of the Nativity
   4:30 pm    Choral Prelude, Church
   5:00 pm     Christmas Eve Family Service with Building of the Crèche
  10:30 pm   Choral Prelude, Church
  11:00 pm    Christmas Eve Festival Holy Eucharist  
December 25, Christmas Day
   9:30 am     Holy Eucharist for Christmas Day

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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