St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

SJOTM Access Survey
If you haven't already, please take our survey!  We are looking to see how we can best reach different demographics of our community. Please click hereAll are welcome to participate, including children! If you have any questions, please come to the table at coffee hour or ask Clyde Leef. Thank you so much for your participation!
Boys' & Girls' Choir
Sunday, October 22
Boys' and Girls' Choir The Boys' & Girls' Choir will have its first rehearsal on October 22nd from 11:15 until 11:45 am. All children in grades 3-8 who like to sing are invited to join us or to sit in on rehearsal to learn more. Our first Sunday to sing in church will be on All Saints' Sunday, November 5th.
Acolyte Training 
Sunday, October 22
Come learn about the important ministry of being an acolyte.  There will be an acolyte training for anyone who is in 5 th grade or 10 years old and up and a refresher course for returning acolytes at 9:15 on Sunday, October 22 nd in the church. 

Pastoral Care Meeting
Monday, October 23
The next Pastoral Care meeting is October 23rd. If you would like to have someone added to the Prayer List, please call 908-766-2282 or email the Parish Office.

Help save a struggling family's Thanksgiving and Christmas by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver it uncooked to your Adopt-a-Family.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.  Please email Sue Kennedy with any questions.  If you have a particular family you have been supporting in the past, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.

Food Pantry in November
St. John on the Mountain will staff the Food Pantry in Somerville each Saturday in November. This is an important outreach ministry to the needy in our community and is an excellent opportunity for youth to earn community service hours.  We need volunteers Saturday November 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.  The pantry is located in the rear of the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street, Somerville. There is municipal parking behind the church, near the entrance of the food pantry. Tasks involve bagging and distributing food and receiving and interviewing clients.  To sign up or for further information please email Sally Hespe.

Fall Fundraiser
Friday, November 3
We welcome donations for the Silent Auction and appreciate volunteers to help with decor & setup.  To help please email Shellie Iossa or Hilary Thomas.

Grace Soup Kitchen
Friday, October 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 prepare and serve lunch on the last Friday of each month.  Join us on Friday, October 27 from 10 am - 1 pm at 600 Cleveland Avenue, Plainfield.  For more info or to sign-up please contact Graham Argent Belcher.

All Saint's Day Dedications
During the Sunday service on November 5th, we will remember in prayer the names of those who have been buried from St. John on the Mountain during the past year.  In addition to reading the list of names of those who died this year, we invite you to share with us the names of those you have loved and lost.  Please send us those names, and we will remember them before God when we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  Forms are available here, in the office, or in the narthex.  Please return your dedication to the office by Thursday, October 26th.

Tend the Giving Garden
Volunteers are needed for the week of October 28.
If you cannot help at the garden, you could drop some basic essentials off at church - in the Food Bank bucket just inside the door. We need paper goods, (paper towels, toilet paper), canned meats, tuna, baked beans and veggies, boxed goods such as cereal  and oatmeal.

This Week on the Mountain
October 22, The  Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
    8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Church  
                      Confirmation Class, Meeting Room
  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir, Church
                      Sunday School
  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
                      Boys' & Girls' Choir Rehearsal Choir Room
October 23, Monday
  10:00 am     Pastoral Care Meeting, Meeting Room
October 25, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
   7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room
October 27, Friday
  10:00 am     Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield, NJ
October 29, The Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost
   8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am       Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Church  
                       Confirmation Class, Meeting Room
  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir, Church
                       Sunday School                    
  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
                       Boys' & Girls' Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

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Monday - Friday
8 am - 3 pm


The Rev. Susan Ironside
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