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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!
Please join us





Gatherings
Suspended



Sunday Worship

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)
Changing Times, Everyone!

Don't let down your guard!  Covid infections are surging and we must all avoid trading air.  Masks, distance, limiting assembly -- keep pandemic protocols a few months longer.  Read the Columbia County COVID-19 Report.

Sunday 17 January we held the Annual Meeting of the Church.  Read the Annual Report.

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!

We support the Roe Jan Food Pantry.  You may drop off canned or boxed food in the basket inside the door of the church.  It will be taken to the pantry every Friday.  Many thanks for these much needed donations!

Zoom Book Club has finished discussion of So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo.  Our 5 person, all White group found it painful in places, but resolved to become better partners in the fight against systemic racism.

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.

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.  "Gift of Desperation, Good Orderly Direction, Group of Drunks -- G.O.D."  
AA calendar.

Our Ministries:
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When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, "Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit! Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

John 1:47-51
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External Resources:

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