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Church of St. John in the Wilderness
The Episcopal Church in Copake Falls, NY
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PO Box 180
261 Route 344
Copake Falls, NY 12517
518-329-3674
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Service Schedule

Sundays
Holy Eucharist,  8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am


Study Groups

Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading/
Contemplative Prayer


Church is open daily for prayer and meditation

Clergy:

The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector 


Liturgical Calendar
Good News, Everyone!

Louise and Dale have published the Fall edition of Voice in the Wilderness. Fr John writes thoughtfully about authenticity under challenge. Brian Boom worries that hurricanes will get stronger as the world warms. He urges support for the victims through Episcopal Relief & Development. There are reports on the 165 Anniversary, the Sparkling Summer Soirée, and the upcoming Pledge Drive.

Our Stewardship Committee will kick off the pledge drive with a celebratory dinner Saturday 4 November at 6 pm. Come for food and fellowship.

Three of our own, Lucy Eldridge, Amanda Clark, and Richard Peck, are exhibiting their original paintings and prints in Burke Hall through the Summer. Come and appreciate our parishioners' artwork while enjoying your coffee!

You may now subscribe to a digital edition of our church newsletter, A Voice in the Wilderness. Sign up here to receive future editions by email, saving money and trees.

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 application (PDF).

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?

Divine Reading/Contemplative 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.

If you would like to receive occasional emails from Fr John on church activities, request a subscription at info@stjohnw.org.

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Jesus came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.” And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief. 

Matthew 13:54-58
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Church of St John in the Wilderness, PO Box 180, Copake Falls, NY 12517  mailto:info@stjohnw.org