St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

The Day of Pentecost; Whitsunday
Sunday, June 4
This Sunday we celebrate the Day of Pentecost, when the apostles received the gift of the Holy Spirit, sharing the Good News of the Gospel in many languages throughout the world. Our Sunday liturgy celebrates this global diversity through music. We will sing a processional song from Cameroon. The Choir will also sing "I Want to Be Ready to Walk in Jerusalem just like John," an energetic Spiritual arranged in the gospel style by Rollo A. Dilworth. We will have organ music by French composer Maurice DuruflĂ© and, of course, sing the Vaughan Williams tune Down Ampney to the text Come Down, O Love Divine. 
We will also celebrate Holy Baptism and welcome Logan Palma into the Body of Christ!
Wear red on the Feast of Pentecost! 
(It's the Holy Spirit's favorite color!) 
Tend the Giving Garden
Wednesday, June 7
Help us tend the Giving Garden at Ross Farms in Basking Ridge this summer.  SJOTM is rotating garden responsibilities with our friends at St. Mark's and St Bernard's. Each church will take the lead on alternating weeks.  Weeks begin on Saturday mornings and end on the following Friday night.  Responsibilities are primarily harvesting and weeding beds. For more info, contact Hilary Thomas Dorer at We will need volunteers on Wednesday June 7th from 5 - 7 pm. In addition anyone can go at any time they like during our weeks - and any other week if they want to.

Holy Communion Instruction
Sunday, June 11
All the baptized are always welcome to receive the Holy Food and Drink, including infants!  But many children want to learn more about the Sacrament.  On Sunday, June 11 at 9:15 AM, Mother Susan will meet in the Chapel with any children who want to learn more about Holy Communion.   All children are welcome, whether they have received Holy Communion before and wish to learn more about it, or if they have yet to receive Holy Communion.   Please email Lynn Mitchell to let us know if you would like to participate.

Teacher/Leader and Student Recognition
Sunday, June 18
Following the 10:00 am service, all children will have the opportunity to receive a collectable pin to commemorate completing another year of Sunday School. Also, the teachers and leaders will be acknowledged for all that they do to make St. John such a wonderful place for kids!

Cathedral Sunday
Sunday, June 11
The Right Reverend William H. Stokes enthusiastically invites everyone in our diocesan community to celebrate Cathedral Sunday on June 11, 2017, Trinity Sunday, by joining in worship in a very special Flower Festival Eucharist Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to a luncheon following the Eucharist highlighting the many vital urban ministries of Trinity Cathedral and to tour the magnificently adorned and historic Cathedral. The cathedral will be decorated with numerous magnificent floral arrangements created by floral ministries and parishioners across the Diocese created at a floral workshop conducted the day before. Bishop Stokes will be the Celebrant, and the Very Reverend Marshall Shelly, Dean of the Northern Convocation, will be the Preacher. In addition, the Bishop will perform Confirmation for any congregant seeking it. The lunch is free and docents will lead informal tours afterwards. All congregations are encouraged to send representatives to worship at "their second home church," and all floral ministries and interested parishioners are welcome and encouraged to participate in the free and professionally led workshop on Saturday, June 10 th . All floral materials will be provided, as will lunch. For further information on the workshop and confirmation, email Patrice D'Angelo or call the Cathedral Office at 609-392-3805, x 100.

June Schedule Changes
Please note the following schedule changes 
June 18
  •  Last day of Sunday School
J une 25
  • Summer Sunday Service begins: 9:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with music, Church
  • Lemonade Hour immediately following Sunday worship
  • Childcare suspended until September 10
This Week on the Mountain
June 4,  The  Day of Pentecost; Whitsunday
    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 with Choir, Church
                      Sunday School
  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
June 7, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
    5:00 pm     Tend the Garden, Ross Farm, Basking Ridge
June 8, Thursday
   10:00 am     Women's Bible Study, Meeting Room
June 9, Friday
    9:00 am      Nursery School Graduation, Church
June 11, The First Sunday of Pentecost; Trinity Sunday
   8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am       Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Church  
   9:15 am       Holy Communion Instruction, Church
  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir, Church
                       Sunday School                    
  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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