At 6:30 each Wednesday in Lent, join our church neighbors for a simple
soup and bread supper. As says this poster,
"Journey with us as we encounter the divine in each other."
This Wednesday, 4 March, is St John's turn to provide the Ecumenical
Lenten Supper. We need volunteers to bring soup and bread to Burke Hall
Dale and Louise have published the February Voice.
In it you will find Fr John's exhaustive
review of the people and events that made 2014 so exciting. Remind
yourself of our Mission
Statement and meet the leadership of
the church for the next term.
Jefferts Schori, with many other church leaders, has issued a
letter on Climate Change, the existential
issue of our day. Religion might move people to sacrifice today for a
better tomorrow (nothing else will).
Fr John reflects on Rev Martin Luther King, Jr
and his dream of
justice, justice too often denied to the poor, the Black, the
powerless. Read John's sermon
of January 18.
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!
Peace, and Integrity of Creation
(JPIC) is a worldwide movement to promote social and economic
justice and respect for the environment. Diocese of Central NY is
as an organizing principle for social justice.
We made a list of the many Good
Causes supported by St John in the Wilderness. Can
you add to
Divine Reading/ Contemplative Prayer Group:
Wednesdays at 3 pm on your calendar and gather with us in the rectory
for the Divine Reading/Centering Prayer Group. This
approach to scripture will bring peace to your soul.
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you checked the St John's Photobook? Several new faces have been
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater
of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For
since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom,
God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those
who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we
proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to
Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ
the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness is wiser
than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength
1 Corinthians 1:20-25