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
Important Update! Corrected Schedule.
On 25 June, we note the 165th anniversary of St John in
the Wilderness! Please, come celebrate with
8:30 Coffee & doughnuts! at Copake Iron
9:00 Parade to church! Walk or ride in vintage
9:50 followed by a Blessing at Pomeroy Gravesite
10:00 Church Service! Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:15 Community Picnic! In and around Burke Hall,
with Live Music! with the Bash Bish Bluegrass
See the poster
Elen Freeston prepared.
On 28 May, we dedicated the Art and Pauline Royal
Memorial Railing. We thank Pauline for contributing
this sturdy and comforting support on the walk to Burke
For April, the Voice
offers Fr John's sermon on Jesus' encounter with a Samaritan
woman at Jacob's well. It calls for relaxed barriers
and widening community. Senior Warden Brian Boom
looks at church programs to address hunger, local
Three of our own, Lucy Eldridge, Amanda Clark,
and Richard Peck, are exhibiting their original
paintings and prints in Burke Hall through the Spring. Come
and appreciate our parishioners' artwork while enjoying your
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You may know St John in the Wilderness was placed on
the National Register
of Historic Places in 1995. Noted architect Richard
Upjohn and our
role in local history are cited as distinctive
features. Read the NRHP
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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time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a
son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had
shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with
her. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the
child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after
his father. But his mother said, "No; he is to be called
John." They said to her, "None of your relatives has
this name." Then they began motioning to his father to
find out what name he wanted to give him. He asked for a
writing tablet and wrote, "His name is John." And all of
them were amazed. Immediately his mouth was opened and
his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God.
Fear came over all their neighbors, and all these things
were talked about throughout the entire hill country of
Judea. All who heard them pondered them and said, "What
then will this child become?"