This Week on the Mountain
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 15, 2022
The Schedule for Sunday

  • 8:00 am Holy Eucharist (spoken) - Chapel
  • 8:45 am Child Care - lower level
  • 9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Choir - Church
  • Child Care - lower level
  • Parable Project with Mrs. Mitchell
  • Tech Crew (6th-8th) - Flower Room
  • 11:00 am Coffee Hour in Parish Hall
  • 11:15 pm Child Care pickup

You are welcomed to celebrate the liturgy in person or on Zoom at 8 or 10 am

This is the Zoom link  for Sunday Morning
If Zoom ever requests a passcode, always type in: 379

Power Outage & Fire Alarm
Last Sunday's Events

Due to an unexpected power outage precisely at 10:43 am on Sunday, May 8, we lost our ability to zoom our 10 am worship service to the world.

When the power came back on, the alarm system tripped, causing the fire alarm to go off. The fire department arrived to check the buildings for smoke or fire. When the fire chief arrived, there were still people in the building,

The fire chief reminds us that even if we are certain that it is sounding in error, any time strobe lights flash and an audible fire alarm goes off in any part of the campus, everyone must evacuate every room in every building. There are exit lights to indicate the closest exit from each room. The Fire Department is very conscious of the historic status of our buildings, the perils of our forest location and the large numbers of children. They will almost certainly send at least two trucks and half a dozen firemen every time.

Failure to follow this procedure (it's a state law, actually) creates the probability of large fines and imperils the existence of the Nursery School, which must defend every departure from state law when it is inspected annually.  Fr. Dave, the Wardens, and the Vestry thank you for your cooperation.

Rejoice, O people of God, not only is this your only chance to leave dirty dishes in the Parish Hall kitchen sink, you are required to!
Choral Evensong
Sunday, May 22, 4:00 pm at St. John on the Mountain

Music by Roland Martin, Judith Weir, Howard Helvey, and Charles V. Stamford.

The SJOTM Choir welcomes the Choir of St. Luke’s, Gladstone to cap off our choral season together as we sing Evensong for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, “Rogation Sunday” – the day when the church has traditionally blessed the crops.

All are invited to join the choirs to sing and pray this beautiful liturgy together where we all experience the holiness of beauty in our beloved Anglican tradition. Your neighbors and friends will be grateful for an invitation.
The Blessing of the Giving Garden at Ross Farm
Sunday, May 22, immediately following the 10 am liturgy

The people and priests of St Bernard's, St Marks and St John will gather at Ross Farm immediately after their individual 10am services on Rogation Sunday, Sunday, May 22. The garden will be blessed, refreshments will be served and beans that were potted by our church school will be planted in the garden

There is no coffee-hour on the mountain that day.

You are welcome to join others in tending the garden any Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday 9am - noon, weather permitting. One week a month, our parish is particularly responsible. The schedule for garden work will be available on our website,
Wendy and Graham Argent-Belcher Day
Sunday, June 19 following the 10 am liturgy

After months of denial and incidents of sneaking into the van to move articles back into the house, your priest must accept that Graham and Wendy have already bought a home and are moving to Massachusetts.

You are invited to an extended "coffee hour" (oh, so much more) during which we will honor their service to St John on the Mountain. Unique talents and delectable savories and sweets will be solicited. The poem is already being written. So start thinking.
SJOTM Vacation Bible School
June 20-24, 9:30 - 12:00

Children ages 3 to rising 4th graders are invited to register for SJOTM Summer Camp. This year's theme is "Knights of the North Castle". Join us for sports, science experiments, snacks, Bible stories, and crafts! Questions? Contact Lynn Mitchell.

Registration Form is here. The deadline for registration is May 23.
Open Table Men's Study

Open Table Men's Study will read the third section of +Mark M. Beckwith's book Seeing the Unseen: Beyond Prejudices, Paradigms and Party Lines for next Wednesday.

Bishop Beckwith's book is available on Amazon.
"Sumer is icumen in"

This is the first line of the earliest known round ("Row, row, row your boat." is a round) written in Middle English. There. Don't you feel more well-rounded?

Summer is coming in which leads to some changes in our schedules and patterns:
Wednesday night Evening Prayer moves to 5pm on Wed. June 1. It remains available on Zoom wherever you are in the world at 5pm our time.
Sunday School concludes for the year on Sun. June 12.
Coffee Hour becomes "Lemonade and Cookies on the Front Lawn" following the 10am liturgy on Sunday, June 26.
Childcare will not be offered beginning on June 26. Our warm and skilled adult professionals return on Sept. 12.

Sunday worship times do not change. You are always welcome to join us in-person or online every Sunday at 8 & 10.
Giving On-Line at SJOTM

We are pleased to announce that SJOTM offers on-line giving. Click here for simple instructions to donate via your smart phone, tablet, desktop and laptop. Instructions can also be found in the church pews. Or go to the website, and click the "Give Today" button.
Good News in the Garden State

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This Week on the Mountain

May 15, The Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Chapel
8:45 am Child Care, Lower Level
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
10:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir, Church
10:00 am Sunday School: Parable Project, Tech Crew
11:00 am Coffee Hour
11:15 am Child Care pick up

May 17, Tuesday
7:00 pm Vestry Meeting

May 18, Wednesday
8:15 am The Open Table Men's Study
6:30 pm Evening Prayer, Chapel & Zoom
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

May 22, The Sixth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Chapel
8:45 am Child Care, Lower Level
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
10:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir, Church
10:00 am Sunday School: Parable Project, Tech Crew
11:15 am Child Care pick up
11:15 am Blessing of the Garden, Ross Farm
4:00 pm Choral Evensong, Church

Contact Us
OFFICE HOURS M-Th 8:30-2:30

The Rev. David L. Jones

Assisting Clergy
The Rev. Mary E. Davis
The Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Mulder

Director of Music & Organist
Christopher Harlow-Jennings

Parish Administrator
Lisa Coakley

Director of Children's Ministries
Lynn Mitchell

Finance Manager
Lisa Keenan

St. John Nursery School
Carey Kane & Kathy Tober