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Internet Church, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation. Please observe
The Rev John P Thompson, Rector
Don't let down your guard! Covid infections are
surging and we must all avoid trading air.
Masks, distance, limiting assembly -- keep pandemic
protocols a few months longer. Read the Columbia
County COVID-19 Report.
Sunday 17 January we held the Annual Meeting of the
Church. Read the Annual
With this November
issue, Dale and Louise Peterson begin to wind
up ten years of Voice
in the Wilderness. Jim and
Patricia Wann have stepped up to take over the
publication of our parish newsletter. This is a vital
service to our community and we are grateful to have
such capable editors!
We support the Roe
Jan Food Pantry. You may drop off canned or
boxed food in the basket inside the door of the
church. It will be taken to the pantry every
Friday. Many thanks for these much needed donations!
Zoom Book Club has finished discussion of So
you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo.
Our 5 person, all White group found it painful in places,
but resolved to become better partners in the fight against
Brian Boom and Lucy Eldridge of our Capital
Campaign Committee have put together a compelling brochure,
Campaign for St. John in the Wilderness: Sustaining
People, Place, and Peace, 2019-2022.
Please take a look and decide how you might contribute to
the future vitality of our church. Supporting
This is a hard time for our community. Fr John
is calling all parishioners personally and lining up others
to make phone calls, too. If you are willing to phone
your neighbor, please drop
us a note.
If you would like to receive occasional emails from Fr
John on church activities, request a subscription at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Reading & Contemplative
Prayer Group: Gather with us Wednesdays at 3
pm in Zoom
Internet Space for Divine Reading & Centering
Prayer. 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. "Gift of Desperation, Good Orderly Direction,
Group of Drunks -- G.O.D." AA calendar.
When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him,
"Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!
Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus
answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called
you." Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You
are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered, "Do you believe
because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You
will see greater things than these." And he said to him,
"Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the
angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."