Church of St. John in the
Episcopal Church in Copake Falls, NY
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
Louise and Dale have published the Fall edition of Voice in the
Wilderness. Fr John writes
thoughtfully about authenticity under challenge. Brian
Boom worries that hurricanes will get stronger as the
world warms. He urges support for the victims through Episcopal
Relief & Development. There are reports on
the 165 Anniversary, the Sparkling Summer Soirée,
and the upcoming Pledge Drive.
Our Stewardship Committee will kick off the pledge
drive with a celebratory dinner Saturday 4 November at 6
pm. Come for food and fellowship.
Three of our own, Lucy Eldridge, Amanda Clark,
and Richard Peck, are exhibiting their original
paintings and prints in Burke Hall through the Summer. Come
and appreciate our parishioners' artwork while enjoying your
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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.
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came to his hometown and began to teach the people in
their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said,
“Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of
power? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his
mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and
Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters
with us? Where then did this man get all this?” And they
took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Prophets
are not without honor except in their own country and in
their own house.” And he did not do many deeds of power
there, because of their unbelief.