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Church, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation. Please observe
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
Your Reopening Team, following advice of Columbia
County, plans Outdoor Church, starting Sunday
19 July at 10 am. We will gather on the slope
behind the church. We will use masks and maintain
distance. Please bring a lawn chair if
possible, our supply is limited. Read Fr John's
invitation. Pieces of the service.
For the next several weeks, we will also continue Zoom
Church now at 9 am. Elen Freeston
will take over the producer role that Charley Musselman
has performed since Palm Sunday.
In a Voice
for troubled times, Fr John reflects on the
hardships of many and the burden of uncertainty.
Wendy Langlois describes our turn to Internet church.
Dale Peterson reports on the upgrades to the
sacristy and undercroft.
Brian Boom and Lucy Eldridge of our Capital
Campaign Committee have put together a compelling brochure,
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
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
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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!
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. "We admitted we were powerless over
alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable."
When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born
of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who
were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as
children. And because you are children, God has sent the
Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child
then also an heir, through God.