Please join us
Spoken Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
3 pm Divine Reading/Contemplative Prayer
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Rev John P Thompson, Rector
Saturday, 19 July at 5:30 pm, the Upjohn
Fund of the Church will host a Summer
Sparkling Soiree. Proceeds benefit the
Fund to preserve our church building, designed by
Richard Upjohn in 1852. Our soiree
will feature a jazz concert by Winds in the Wilderness, followed by
foods and wines of Columbia County.
There will also be a silent auction of selected prints and items from
local businesses. Buy
Voice in the Wilderness for July is
here. Elen Freeston invites us all to
support the Country
Fair & Auction, Fr John reflects
on the fruits of the Spirit, and Rebecca Garrard
describes some of activities of the wider church, working toward
justice and tolerance.
Country Fair and Auction was held Saturday, 12
July. Crowds of eager fairgoers enjoyed perfect weather. See photos
of the fun! View historic CF&A
of years past.
Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation
(JPIC) is a worldwide movement to promote social and economic
justice and respect for the environment. Diocese of Central NY is
adopting JPIC as an organizing principle for social justice.
After 3 decades of devoted service, Jane Peck, our
esteemed treasurer, is passing the mantle to Louise Peterson.
We thank Jane, Louise, and all the faithful serving the church,
sometimes in shadows and in silence..
from the Greater Good Science Center
reveals that an attitude of gratitude changes brain chemistry so as to
strengthen relationships and increase happiness. As has been said
before, science is catching up to truths that religion found
We made a list of the many Good
Causes supported by St John in the Wilderness. Can
you add to
Divine Reading/ Contemplative Prayer Group:
Wednesdays at 3 pm on your calendar and gather with us in the rectory
for the Divine Reading/Centering Prayer Group. This
approach to scripture will bring peace to your soul.
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you checked the St John's Photobook? Several new faces have been
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth
comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation
waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the
creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of
the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set
free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of
the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in
labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who
have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for
adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now
hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we
hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.