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All Saints' Dedication Form
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 here. 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!
Boys’ and Girls’ Choir, October 22
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.
Ladies’ Luncheon, Thursday, October 19
All are welcome to join the Ladies’ Luncheon on Thursday, October 19th at noon at the home of Mary Courtemanche, 16 Pippins Way, Morristown, NJ 07960. Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided. We hope to see you there. RSVP to Mary.
Acolyte Training, October 22
Come learn about the important ministry of being an acolyte. There will be an acolyte training for anyone who is in 5th grade or 10 years old and up and a refresher course for returning acolytes at 9:15 on Sunday, Oct. 22nd in the church.
Adopt a Family
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.
Volunteers needed for Food Pantry
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 theentrance of the food pantry. Tasks involve bagging and distributing food and receiving and interviewing clients. To sign up or for more information please email Sally Hespe.
Fall Fundraiser, November 3
Join us on Friday, November 3rd for fellowship & fun! Great eats, live music & silent auction, from 6:30-10pm.
Adults only; $75/person.
All Saints’ 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.
Coffee Hour Schedule
Click here for the 2017-2018 Coffee Hour Host Schedule. 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 contact the coordinator, Paul Zanardi.
Tend the Giving Garden
Volunteers can go at any time. You will find instructions for what to do in the shed. It's mostly weeding! On Wednesday and Friday we will pick the crops that are ready and deliver them to the food banks. Please come on over and help. Email Hilary if you need more information.
Altar Flower Request Sign up Available
St. John on the Mountain continues the tradition of having fresh flowers on the altars. The arrangements enhance the sanctuary and are shared afterwards with the sick or divided to use again the following week in the chapel. Donations of flowers are made as memorials or in thanksgiving for special occasions. A date can be shared by more than one donor. The 2017 flower sign-up charts are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway of the church building, opposite the entrance to the Chapel sacristy. For dedications and specific floral requests contact Sue Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or the office. The cost is $100 for church altar flowers and $70 for chapel altar flowers.
Please consider joining this important ministry. Greeting people, distributing bulletins, conveying the sacred elements to the altar, and inviting parishioners to partake of Communion are central to our worship services. No experience needed. To sign-up or for more information contact email@example.com or call 907-766-2282.
2017 Dates for Holy Baptism
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, November 5th at 10 am
Questions about baptism? Please contact Mo. Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven't already done so, please return your 2017 Pledge Card ASAP, as the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year. Extra pledge cards can be found on the web in the narthex or call the office 908-766-2282 to have one sent to you.
Please return your 2017 Pledge Card, as the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year. Extra Pledge Cards can be found in the narthex or call the office 908-766-2282 to have one sent to you. If you have any questions about Stewardship, please contact Chip Baird or Melissa Sharron.
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 2016 as form of pledge payment. To learn more, please contact Lisa Keenan in the office at 908-766-2282 ext 13.
Confirmation Class Sundays at 9 am
We are excited to begin confirmation preparation with a fantastic group of young people in grades 7-8! Confirmation Class is on Sundays at 9 am, and will meet weekly in the the Parish House Meeting Room. Your daughter or son is welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program, even if she or he is uncertain about confirmation at this time. It’s normal and healthy to struggle with belief, and we welcome doubters! For more information or to learn more about the class, please contact Mother Susan or Lynn Mitchell.
Children ages 10 and older (or in the 5th grade) are welcome to become Acolytes, where they will serve at the 10 am Sunday services and other festival services. The servers, who will assist Mother Susan during the liturgy, will receiving training on all aspects of serving at the altar. For more information please call Robin McKeon at 908-204-9799.
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