Welcome to all!
Please join us
Holy Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
| Good News,
A gala Sparkling Summer Soirée
to benefit St John in the Wilderness will be held
14 July at 5:30 pm on the grounds of our beautiful historic
church. Our evening will have a festive French theme in
celebration of Bastille
tickets and additional details.
Dale and Louise Peterson have published the May
edition of Voice
in the Wilderness. Fr John
reflects on the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
bringing us together and reminding us to be open to the
myriad gifts of the Spirit. Karen Flynn, Senior
Warden, looks forward to the Sparkling Summer Soirée
and other fun to be had this summer.
Our own Presiding Bishop, Michael
Curry, preached a stirring
sermon at the royal wedding of Meghan Markle
and Prince Harry. He called on Spirituals
as he spoke from the heart on the power of love.
Bishops United Against Gun Violence is a group of
nearly 70 Episcopal bishops who call
for an assault weapons ban, as well as prayers of
lamentation. This is a response to the latest in a long
list of school shootings.
Our Capital Campaign is underway! We want to
prioritize those projects most important to many people.
Rectory porch repair and landscaping the church grounds made
the list. Make your preferences known with the Priority Survey.
Read about pipe organ restoration in Common
Bond (pdf), the newsletter of the NY Landmarks
You may now subscribe to a digital edition of our church
newsletter, A Voice in the Wilderness. Sign
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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?
Reading & Contemplative
Prayer Group: Gather with us Wednesdays at 3
pm in the rectory for the Divine Reading & Centering
Prayer Group. 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. "If you have decided you want what we have and are
willing to go to any length to get it-then you are ready
to take certain steps." AA
King Herod heard of Jesus and his disciples, for Jesus’ name
had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has
been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers
are at work in him.” But others said, “It is Elijah.” And
others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of
old.” But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I
beheaded, has been raised.”... For John had been telling
Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s
Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, “I
want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on
a platter.” The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard
for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse
her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with
orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the
prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the
girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his
disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and
laid it in a tomb.