In the November
Voice, read Fr
John on the vulnerable Christ
Child. Brian Boom describes the Episcopal
Church in Cuba and its challenges. Marilyn Kay
a warm portrait of Mary Ann Byers, our Rector's
widow, who visited last month. Karen Flynn thanks
the church as she retires as Senior Warden. She is profiled by Lucy
ICY ROADS FORCED CANCELLATION of Thanksgiving
Worship Service tomorrow, 10 am, at the Church of Christ,
Hope in the Face
of Climate Change: Videos from the May 2013 Conference. On
Saturday, 7 December 7 at 2 pm in Burke Hall Dr. Brian
Boom will followup his recent address to the congregation on
important topic of Sustaining Hope in the Face of Climate Change. It'll
be about an hour of videos and discussion, with snacks. Come
and learn more!
wrote an appealing stewardship
letter to the friends of St John, no small achievement. Read
what the church has done with our money, and what is possible.
Harvest Festival took place Sunday 13 October.
beautiful and a fine time was had by all. We hope for photos. Thanks to
Regina and all the volunteers.
Sunday, 7 June, we had a special celebration for Jean Peck
as she moves
to Rochester. Her friends offered blessings as they handed her flowers.
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
Now John wore clothing of
camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was
locusts and wild honey. Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were
going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, and they were
baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
But when he saw many
Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood
of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit
worthy of repentance. Do not presume to say to yourselves, `We have
Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones
to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root
of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut
down and thrown into the fire.