St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Sandy Millspaugh Funeral Service
Saturday, September 30
The funeral service of our dear friend, Sandy Millspaugh will be held at the Church of St. John on the Mountain on Saturday, September 30 at 11 am. A reception in Parish Hall will follow the service.
SJOTM Access Survey
Tell us how we can reach you! We are looking to see how we can best reach different demographics of our community. Please click here to take the survey or come visit our table at coffee hour. All 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!

Organ Recital
Sunday, October 1
Christopher Jennings will present a one-hour organ recital using both of the pipe organs at SJOTM. The recital will begin at 3 pm. This concert will be the kickoff for Music on the Mountain, a series of musical events that will occur throughout the year. Look for more details in the coming weeks about how you can participate in and support this series.

UPDATE: Boys' & Girl's Choir Rehearsal
The Boys' & Girls' Choir will have its first rehearsal in mid-October.  Look for more details  in the  coming weeks. 

Save the Date: Fall Fundraiser
Friday, November 3
The Annual Fall Fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 3.  Detail are coming soon. Look for your invitation in the mail in a few weeks....Willing to help? Email   Nina Dixon.

Cathedral Golf Outing
The 13th Annual Trinity Cathedral Community Day Golf Outing is set  for Monday, October 9th at the Mercer Oaks West Golf Club in West Windsor, NJ.  If you are interested in fielding a SJOTM foursome, click here for more info and registration forms, or email Peter & Jane Mercer.
Mountaintop Moments
An exciting new series of get-togethers is planned this fall: MOUNTAINTOP MOMENTS, a chance for us to share our unique stories with one another in response to questions like these: 
Have you had a mountaintop moment...
  • that changed your life?
  • that made spirituality more real or personal?
  • right here on our mountain, and could you share what that meant to you?
These informal gatherings are non-judgmental and non-competitive. Listeners are welcome-you don't have to share if you don't want to. We'll gather in the Chapel on Sunday mornings after church on October 1, November 12, and December 10, with the possibility of continuing this series into the new year. For more details, please contact a member of the Mountaintop Moments committee: Lindy Judd, Hilary Thomas Dorer, Jerry Murphy, or Al Hudgins.

Halloween Costume Donations Needed
Girl Scout troops 61116, 60318, 61047 and 60111 are collecting like-new and gently used (or brand new too!) Halloween costumes for CASA SHaW, a non-profit organization helping children in foster care. Your donation will help children celebrate the holiday when they otherwise wouldn't be able to so. Costumes can be dropped off at the Bedwell Elementary School lobby between now and Thursday, October 5. Please put all costumes and their accessories in one bag secured either by tying the bag closed or otherwise sealing it shut. If you have any questions, please contact Rita Gudgion  or Heather Eich Thank you for your support!

2017-2018 Coffee Hour Schedule 
The 2017-2018 Coffee Hour Host Schedule is available here.   Copies of the schedule are also available in the narthex and kitchen. In an effort to involve all families, Coffee Hour will be assigned to each family one time between the months of September 2017 and June 2018.  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 is a 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.

Tend the Giving Garden
Volunteers are needed in the coming weeks:
    • October 7
    • 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
September 24,  The  Sixteenth 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
September 27, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
   7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room
September 29, Friday
    10:00 am    Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield, NJ
September 30, Saturday
  11:00 am      Sandy Millspaugh's Funeral, Church
October 1, The Seventeenth 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
                       Mountaintop Moments, Chapel
    3:00 pm     Christopher Jennings Organ Recital, Church

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The Rev. Susan Ironside
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