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,
COPAKE FALLS DAY -- 18 August, 2018! Events
include: 8 am, 5K walk/run to support the BackPack
program. At 11 am, hear a lecture by Lee
Reich on fruit espaliers and visit the Hidden
Gardens of Copake Falls - including Margaret
Roach's very special garden. At 2 pm, Taconic
Stage Company presents Lillian, a
one-woman play about Lillian Hellman. Great
Artists of Copake Falls - all day at the Taconic
Wayside Inn. Salad bar and lunch at the foot of the
hill and fabulous BBQ under the tent. Also, Kids'
activities, exhibits, demonstrations, and much
As usual, our Church is a center of activity, especially for
our lunchtime salad bar. Mibs Zelley calls on
persons to bring salads to Burke Hall.
in the Wilderness will perform Classical
and Jazz music at the Church of St John in the Wilderness at
5:30 on Wednesday, 29 August. See poster
Our Bishop, William Love is making his visit Sunday,
16 September. This is a special opportunity for baptism,
under the hands of an apostolic
successor to St Peter. Please see Fr John
if you're interested in one of these sacraments.
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.
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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?
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. "Our public relations policy is based on attraction
rather than promotion;" AA
"Wisdom has built her house,
she has hewn her seven pillars.
She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine,
she has also set her table.
She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls
from the highest places in the town,
"You that are simple, turn in here!"
To those without sense she says,
"Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
Lay aside immaturity, and live,
and walk in the way of insight."