Jazz Vespers: As
part of Sacred Sites Open House Weekend St. Johnís will host
a Jazz Vespers service on Saturday, 21 May at 4:30 pm. Music
will be by master musicians, John
Myers and Sharon
Powers. Hope to see you there!
Although Easter Sunday is past, we now have 50
days to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord! Let us
be glad and rejoice in them!
Fr John notes our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's
Letter, in which he shows that the story of
crucifixion and resurrection is not a fairy tale.
Read the Lent Edition of Voice
in the Wilderness. Fr John writes on Gregory
Boyle, a Jesuit working with the gangs of LA. Also Martha
Glantz tells how she came to be here, Lucy
Eldridge and Jane Peck anticipate the annual
Country Fair and Auction, and Karen Flynn describes
a potentially lifesaving device. Babs Croteau tells
the history of the Birthday and Memorial Candle Fund.
Thanks to Karen Flynn,
we have a new defibrillator! Heart attacks kill many. Learn
how to save lives, watch
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
Our Diocesan Bishop
William Love has reflected on the Primates'
actions at Canterbury. He opposed the marriage equality
changes adopted by 2015 General Convention and is
sympathetic with the Primates' traditional position. Read
his letter to
Dale Peterson, stewardship chair, reports that as of
18 January, we are at 99% of our $80,000 goal. Help enable
everything we do; consider a pledge. New News!
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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Have you checked the St
John's Photobook? Several new faces have been
added. Welcome all!
But Peter, standing with the eleven,
raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all
who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and
listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you
suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning. No,
this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
`In the last days it will be, God
declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.