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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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Welcome to all!
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Service Schedule

Gatherings
Suspended


Sundays

Internet Church, 10 am
Zoom Address






Study Groups

Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Contemplative Prayer


Church is open daily for prayer and meditation.  Please observe pandemic protocols.

Clergy:

The Rev John P Thompson, Rector 


Liturgical Calendar
(Lectionary)
Troubled Times, Everyone!

Columbia County Board of Supervisors warns of dangerous spike in Covid cases.  We are returning to a single Zoom service at 10 am.  Read Fr John's invitationSupporting material.

With this November issue, Dale and Louise Peterson begin to wind up ten years of Voice in the WildernessJim and Patricia Wann have stepped up to take over the publication of our parish newsletter.  This is a vital service to our community and we are grateful to have such capable editors!

Mibs Zelley reports that the 2021 pledge drive is underway.  Please return your pledge card to the church with as generous a gift as you can.  Thank you!

This Advent, "Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand..." ancient chant.

Brian Boom and Lucy Eldridge of our Capital Campaign Committee have put together a compelling brochure, Capital Campaign for St. John in the Wilderness: Sustaining People, Place, and Peace, 2019-2022. Please take a look and decide how you might contribute to the future vitality of our church.  Supporting material.

This is a hard time for our community.  Fr John is calling all parishioners personally and lining up others to make phone calls, too.  If you are willing to phone your neighbor, please drop us a note.

Marya and Bob Dodd thank everyone who left food at the church for the food pantry.  Please bag your donations and know that you are helping your neighbor.

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

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!

Divine Reading & Contemplative Prayer Group: Gather with us Wednesdays at 3 pm in Zoom Internet Space for Divine Reading & Centering Prayer.  This meditative approach to scripture will bring peace to your soul.

Our little church hosts meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous twice a week, on Friday and Sunday at 7:30 pm.   "H-O-W it works: Honesty, Openness, Willingness."  
AA calendar.

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John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Mark 1:4-8
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External Resources:

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