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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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Service Schedule

Sundays

Holy Eucharist,  8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am


Study Groups

Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Contemplative Prayer


Church is open daily for prayer and meditation

Clergy:

The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector 


Liturgical Calendar
Good News, Everyone!

We mourn those lost in the terrible shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue.  Our rector, Rev John Thompson, lived  in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and has friends in the Tree of Life congregation who knew the victims.  His letter to us.

Fr Jack Moody will exhibit a sample of his paintings in Burke Hall.  Gala Reception Saturday, 20 October.  Come and view them over a cup of coffee.  Exhibit ListArtist's Statement.

Holy Cross Monastery, an Anglican Benedictine community in West Park welcomes visitors for a day or a longer spiritual retreat.  Fr John encourages us to spend some time with the monks in prayer and worship.  It can be a life changing experience.  West Park is on the Hudson, about a 70 minute drive southwest. 

Church improvements are in the works!  Porch is finished and the rectory is currently being painted.  Pray for good weather so the painters can finish before winter.

Our landscape architect, Jamie Purinton, will again present her Master Plan for our grounds at Coffee Hour on 11 November.  Please bring your questions and concerns.

Hurricane Relief.  To help those affected by hurricanes Florence and Michael, you may donate at Episcopal Relief & Development.  Or you may volunteer to help in person at the Diocese of Central Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle.
 
Stewardship season will kick off with an all-parish dinner on Saturday, 10 November at 6 pm.  This year dinner is not potluck, but rather a barbecue, thanks to Bob and Karen Flynn!  Please see Martha Glanz if you need a pledge card.

Dale and Louise Peterson have published the May edition of Voice in the Wilderness. Fr John reflects on the Holy Spirit at Pentecost bringing us together and reminding us to be open to the myriad gifts of the Spirit. Karen Flynn, Senior Warden, looks forward to the Sparkling Summer Soirée and other fun to be had this summer.

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!

We made a list of the many Good Causes supported by St John in the Wilderness. Can you add to this list?

Divine 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. "Clear away the wreckage of your life and join us." AA calendar.

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So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When they came together, the Lord made her conceive, and she bore a son. Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without next-of-kin; and may his name be renowned in Israel! He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age; for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has borne him.” Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom, and became his nurse. The women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed; he became the father of Jesse, the father of David.

Ruth 4:13-17

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