Welcome to all!
Please join us
Spoken Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
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our season of reflection and reconciliation, begins on Ash
Wednesday, 1 March. Join us for Solemn
Liturgy, with imposition of ashes, at 10 am and
7:30 pm. "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall
Relief & Development Sunday, 5 March,
we have an opportunity to live out the Promises
of our Baptismal Covenant, to serve Christ in all
persons, to care for the poor, the hungry, and the
sick. We will collect an offering to support ER&D's
mission "to heal a hurting world".
Sock Auction on 18 February! Neighborhood
Knitters of Hudson are auctioning socks at Vertigris
Tea and Chocolate Bar in Hudson to benefit
the homeless and needy. Details here.
Did you know that nearly every Christian Church
reads the same lessons on Sunday? Our Revised
Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of
Sunday Eucharistic readings in which the Gospels
of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are read in ecclesiastical
years A, B, and C. John is read mostly in Eastertide.
In San Juan de la Vega, Mexicans celebrate the Feast
of St John the Baptist, their patron and ours,
in a festival of exploding sledgehammers. Details
Church of St John in the Wilderness
is located in a park-like setting, Taconic
Park! We're on the Harlem
Rail Trail and Bash-Bish
Falls is just up the road. Come, enjoy!
We made a list of the many Good
Causes supported by St John in the Wilderness.
Can you add to this list?
Prayer Group: Put Wednesdays at 3 pm on your
calendar and gather with us in the rectory for the Divine
Reading/Centering Prayer Group. This meditative
approach to scripture will bring peace to your soul.
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A Psalm of David, when Nathan the Prophet came to
him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your
according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever
Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil
in Your sight,
so that You are justified when You speak, and You are
blameless when You judge.
I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin my mother conceived me.