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
Voice in the
Wilderness for June is here! Fr John
struggles with love and grace following the Orlando
shootings. Jeanne Van Hoesen reports on the
Episcopal Church Women. Regina Shea is the new
ECW president-elect. Read "Rain", the prize
winning poem by young Julian Thomas Perez.
Famous Country Fair and
Auction is coming 9
July! Take a look at the Auction
Catalog. We are fortunate to have many fine pieces.
Please bring your donations for the auction to Burke Hall.
Elen Freeston has prepared two posters advertising
Country Fair Weekend. Here is CF&Auction,
We thank Elen for the hundreds of pieces of artwork she's
produced over the years!
Two parishioners gained renown this month! Congratulations
to Dale Peterson,
whose emergency response center was featured
in the NYTimes. Also
Catherine Kaputa has
launched her fourth book, Graduate
to a Great Career. Read about it on her website.
Many parishioners have their names and faces posted to the
St John photobook. If you want your photo
posted (or want a better photo!), see Charley Musselman
at Coffee Hour.
Relief and Development is our church effort
to "heal a hurting world". They do development and relief
work around the world. This is a cause well worth our
Thanks to Karen Flynn,
we have a new defibrillator! Heart attacks kill many. Learn
how to save lives, watch
Regina Shea and Charley Musselman had a large
number of coffee mugs printed with our icon, the Lamb of God
Triumphant. We want everybody in the parish to have one.
After coffee hour, take your mug home, spread the word!
On 14 January at Canterbury, the Anglican
Primates issued a statement
suspending the Episcopal
Church for 3 years because of our "fundamental
departure from the faith" regarding LGBT rights. Our Presiding Bishop Michael
Curry has issued a statement
in response expressing regret and surprise and suggesting
that ours was the position to which the church is headed.
Context at the Washington
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!
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
an organizing principle for social justice.
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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the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his
face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of
him. On their way they entered a village of the
Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not
receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.
When his disciples James and John saw it, they said,
"Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from
heaven and consume them?" But he turned and rebuked
them. Then they went on to another village.
As they were going along the road,
someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you
go." And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds
of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to
lay his head." To another he said, "Follow me." But he
said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." But
Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead;
but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first
say farewell to those at my home." Jesus said to him,
"No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is
fit for the kingdom of God."