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Holy Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
| Good News,
An exciting interfaith series, Exploring Pilgrimage,
will be introduced here at St. John on Saturday, 22 June
from 2 to 3:30 pm. Hear about openings of Spirit, both
inward and outward. See the poster
Our Annual Soirée
is coming up on Saturday, 13 July at 5:30 pm. This gala
evening will support our mission and our ministries.
Hope you can come and party in the great outdoors with music
by Jim Wann and Friends and fine food and drink! Poster is attached.
Please come, invite your friends and spread the word!
Online tickets available here.
Father Walt Zelley underwent surgery in April to
clear his arteries. Procedure was a success!
Thanks be to God and to his doctors. And thank all of
you for your prayers.
Voice in the
Wilderness for April is here. Fr
John muses on faith and abundant life. Lucy
Eldridge reports on a retreat to Holy
Cross Monastery that a group made in
February. It was a day of worship and renewal. Marjorie
Hoog, senior warden, reports that "things are chugging
along nicely". Bob Dodd, laments again the
tension in the Anglican Communion over LGBTQ
rights, now surfacing in preparation for the Lambeth
Conference for 2020.
A big Earth Day push paid off for the Episcopal
Care Pledge, which met its goal of 1,000 pledges
– and counting. It is not too late to add your name to
the growing list.
Flight: Birds of the Hudson Valley, an exhibition of
photographs by Heather Kitchen and Stephen
Schumacher, will be on display in Burke Hall through
19 May. Come to the opening on 2 March at 5 pm.
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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!
We made a list of the many Good
Causes supported by St John in the Wilderness.
Can you add to this list?
Reading & Contemplative
Prayer Group: Gather with us Wednesdays at 3
pm 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. "Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly
followed our path." AA
Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was
called Malta. The islanders showed us unusual
kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it
was raining and cold. Paul gathered a pile of
brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out
by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. When the
islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to
each other, "This man must be a murderer; for though he
escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed
him to live." But Paul shook the snake off into the
fire and suffered no ill effects. The people expected
him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a
long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they
changed their minds and said he was a god.