This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Music to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr
We honor the life, mission, and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing", the "African American National Anthem" and an important part of the fabric of our life together as an inclusive parish in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion.

Boys' & Girls' Choir
Sunday, January 21
We hope all children of the parishes in grades 3 through 8 will join us after the 10:00 a.m. liturgy for a brief rehearsal with Mr. Jennings in the Choir Room. Boys' & Girls' Choir will sing at the 10:-00 a.m. liturgy on February 11, April 1, and May 13. 

Weekly Offering Envelopes
The Weekly Offering Envelopes are now available for pick-up (on the table just outside of Parish Hall).  If you didn't already request envelopes, but would like them, please call the office 908-766-2282 or email the office.

Coffee Hour Host Reminder
We all love Coffee Hour and this is a vital part of Fellowship. Please check the schedule for your date to host. The Coffee Hour Host Schedule is available here .  Copies of the schedule are also available in the narthex and kitchen.  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. By having everyone involved, we can all be a positive force for St. Johns! If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator, Paul Zanardi.

Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 28
Please join us for our Annual Meeting, on Sunday, January 28th, when we will have one worship service at 10 am with a meeting to immediately follow in the sanctuary.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.  Nursery care will be extended until 12:30pm. Children's Entertainment will be provided during the Annual Meeting.  All children ages Pre-K and up are invited to Parish Hall to do crafts, while their parents attend the meeting. 

Grace Soup Kitchen
Friday, January 26
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 on the last Friday of each month.  Join us one Friday as we prepare and serve lunch. The next day scheduled for St. John on the Mountain to serve is on Friday, January 26th from 10 am - 1 pm.  To sign-up email Graham Argent-Belcher.

Holy Baptism Dates for 2018
We baptize primarily on those dates set aside for baptism, as listed in the Book of Common Prayer.  Since the presence of the community of faith is essential for welcoming the newly baptized into the church, baptisms take place in the principal service on the appointed Sunday.  The next dates for Baptism are:
  • Sunday, February 11th at 10 am
  • Saturday, March 31st at 7 pm
  • Sunday, May 20th at 10 am
  • Sunday, November 4th at 10 am
Questions about baptism? Please email  Mo. Susan.

Antioch Chamber Ensemble
February 11
The Antioch Chamber Ensemble is renowned for presenting a wide and inclusive representation of the world's great choral literature. On February 11, at the Church of St. John-on-the-Mountain in Bernardsville, it will continue that tradition by looking back to some of the great baroque and classical works in its repertoire, and forward to what choral music may sound like in another twenty years. Tickets are available at or by sending checks to Music in the Somerset Hills at P.O. Box 729, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. All sales are final.

Stock Donations
Don't forget that you can donate your Stocks to SJOTM. The tax advantages of giving stock, instead of cash, to church can make doing so very worthwhile.  We would be happy to accept stock donations for 2018 as form of pledge payment. To learn more, please email Lisa Keenan or call the office at 908-766-2282 ext 13. 
This Week on the Mountain
January 21, The Second Sunday After the Epiphany
   8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
                     Confirmation Class, Meeting Room
 10:00 am     Holy Eucharist II with Choir, Church
                     Sunday School, Lower Level
 11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
                     Boys' & Girls' Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
January 24, Wednesday
   8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
   9:30 am     Nursery School Board Meeting, Meeting Room
   7:30 pm     Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
January 26, Friday
  10:00 am    Grace Soup Kitchen, Plainfield, NJ
January 28, The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
   9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
                     Confirmation Class
 10:00 am     Holy Eucharist II with Choir, Church
                     Sunday School, Lower Level
 11:15 am     Annual Meeting, Church

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