Welcome to all!
Please join us
Holy Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
| Good News,
All are welcome to Supper and Ecumenical Worship Service on
Wednesday 24 January at Our
Lady of Hope Catholic Church. We celebrate the Week
of Prayer For Christian Unity. Simple Supper at
6 pm, Ecumenical Worship at 7.
With the arrival of the Maji,
we enter the season of Epiphany,
or God made manifest among us. As the days lengthen and
Winter begins to lose its hold on the world, let us be
open to God in the fullness of Creation.
We have a new Voice
in the Wilderness for Thanksgiving and
Advent. Fr John reflects on quiet meditation and
truth seeking. Warden Brian Boom writes movingly on
his first experience of a St John's Christmas. Wendy
Langlois makes an appealing pitch for Sunday School.
Also, see photos of the baptism of Caroline Aurelia Mae
Crawford, Harvest Fest, and the Jacob
Stickle Memorial 5K run/walk.
Last summer, all the flowers decorating the alter and window
sills were grown by parishioners. Meanwhile, vegetables
grown by the Sunday School children have added to
coffee hour bounty.
We welcome Fr John back from a spiritual journey to
the sacred islands of Iona
where Bishops Columba and Aidan laid the
foundation for a distinctly English Christianity.
You may now subscribe to a digital edition of our church
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You may know St John in the Wilderness was placed on
the National Register
of Historic Places in 1995. Noted architect Richard
Upjohn and our
role in local history are cited as distinctive
features. Read the NRHP
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?
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.
Our little church hosts meetings of Alcoholics
Anonymous twice a week, on Friday and Sunday at 7:30
pm. "If you wish to drink, that's your business. If you
wish to quit, that's our business." AA
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John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a
baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And
people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people
of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him
in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was
clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his
waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed,
“The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I
am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his
sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize
you with the Holy Spirit.”
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was
baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up
out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the
Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from
heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well