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Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation. Please observe
The Rev John P Thompson, Rector
Pandemic may not be over, even for the vaccinated, and we
will continue taking prudent measures in our
gathering. Please join us in person as
you feel able. Our service will be streamed
in real time on Facebook Live. Read all the
details in Fr
Come to the Parish Potluck to kick off the Stewardship
Campaign at 1 pm on Saturday, 6 October.
Details to follow.
"Go Where I Send Thee" is the theme of the September
Issue of the Voice.
Fr John recounts his journey and the spiritual
experience that led him to the Episcopal priesthood.
Read the unlikely story of how Fr Walt and Mibs
came to this place and Jane Shannon's life on both
coasts and the middle. Sharon Powers, Artistic
Director. celebrates the joy between Winds
in the Wilderness, the church, and our
setting. Also are reports of exciting progress
by the building committee, Elen's summary of
blessings and loss, and other matters great and small.
Reasonably, the Episcopal church supports
vaccination: Delta variant of COVID-19 continues
to spread at alarming rates both here at home and
around the world. Because of the nature
of vaccines and herd immunity, it is critical churches
also help address vaccine hesitancy.
We so miss our dear departed friends! Kent
and Marilyn Kay have settled into their new home in Minnesota,
Walt and Mibs Zelley are in Georgia, and Jane
Shannon may be heading that way, too. Elen
has initiated a series of Thursday Coffees at Seven
the 4th Thursday each month to keep in touch.
Get Vaccinated!! Don't let down your guard!
Covid infections persist and we must all avoid trading
air. Masks, distance, limiting assembly -- the
better we all follow pandemic protocols, the sooner they
will be unnecessary. Columbia
County wants everyone vaccinated. Here is where
Since the January resignation of Rt
Rev Bill Love, the Diocese
of Albany has been without a bishop. Our
rector, Fr John Thompson, is serving on the Search
Committee to find a new bishop. Meanwhile, the
diocese is under the authority of the Standing
Committee. Pray for the process!
After 13 years, Charley Musselman is retiring as St
John webmaster. We have hired Suzanne
Trevellyan to build
a modern website for
us. She will work
with Jay Corcoran and Fr John.
They need a few editors and correspondents. Please respond.
We support the Roe
Jan Food Pantry. Drop off canned or boxed food
in the basket inside the door of the church.
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
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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!
Reading & Contemplative
Prayer Group: Gather with us Wednesdays at 3
pm on the rectory porch or in Zoom
Internet Space for Divine Reading & Centering
Prayer. This meditative approach to scripture will
bring peace to your soul.
Alcoholics Anonymous are meeting in person
again, on Friday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. "We
are only as sick as our secrets."
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and
knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I
do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "Why do you
call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the
commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit
adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false
witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and
mother.’" He said to him, "Teacher, I have kept all these
since my youth." Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said,
"You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the
money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven;
then come, follow me." When he heard this, he was shocked
and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.