Welcome to all!
Please join us
Holy Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
| Good News,
Sunday 6 January marks the season of Epiphany,
which celebrates the revelation of God incarnate in
the person of Jesus. It is a joyous
thing to recognize God in the Other!
A new Voice
is here! Fr John reflects on the story of
Ruth, an immigrant to Judah and the great-grandmother of
David. Should we welcome or fear the refugee, fleeing
war or famine? Our tradition has been welcome, as says
of Liberty. Karen Flynn describes the
renovation, the stewardship campaign and dinner, and more in
her Warden's Report. Thanks to the leadership of Martha
Glanz, Campaign Chair, and the support of the parish,
we have $84,000 from 33 pledges and need only $16,000 more
to meet our goal. Marjorie Hoog presents the
Capital Improvement Survey and the Master Plan. Lucy
Eldridge anticipates the Winter Walk.
We mourn those lost in the terrible shooting at Tree
of Life Synagogue. Our rector, Rev
John Thompson, lived in the Squirrel
Hill neighborhood and has friends in the Tree of Life
congregation who knew the victims. His letter
We have a sample
of paintings by Fr Jack Moody on display in
Burke Hall. His paintings are evocative of both
country and city landscapes. Come and view them over a
cup of coffee. Exhibit
Monastery, an Anglican Benedictine community in West
Park welcomes visitors for a day or a longer spiritual
retreat. Fr John encourages us to spend some
time with the monks in prayer and worship. It can be a
life changing experience. West Park is on the Hudson,
about a 70 minute drive southwest.
Our landscape architect, Jamie Purinton, will again
present her Master Plan for our grounds at Coffee Hour on 11
November. Please bring your questions and concerns.
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Church of St John in the Wilderness
is located in a park-like setting, Taconic
State Park! We're on the Harlem
Valley 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?
Reading & Contemplative
Prayer Group: Gather with us Wednesdays at 3
pm in the rectory for the Divine Reading & Centering
Prayer Group. This meditative approach to scripture
will bring peace to your soul.
Our little church hosts meetings of Alcoholics
Anonymous twice a week, on Friday and Sunday at 7:30
pm. "Clear away the wreckage of your life and join
When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born
of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who
were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as
children. And because you are children, God has sent the
Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child
then also an heir, through God.