Welcome to all!
Please join us
Spoken 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 Advent Edition of
Voice in the
Wilderness. Fr John reflects
on current events in light of history, Martha Glantz
reports on research linking church to well being, and Rebecca
Gerrald is forming a Social Justice Committee.
Dale Peterson reports that pledges are on
target, Corie Miller writes of love and
family, and Regina Shea describes ECW doings. All
this and more, fiction by Bob Dodd!
Wendy Langlois needs players for a Children's
Epiphany Pageant, Sunday 8 January. We call the visit
of the wise men to Jesus's birthplace an epiphany,
introducing God to the world. All the usual cast is welcome,
wise men, angels, and shepherds. Contact Wendy at
This year's Christian Unity Service will be held at
Our Lady of Hope Church in Copake Falls at 7 pm on
Wednesday, 25 January. Steve Wildermuth, Music
Coordinator, invites all choir members to participate. We
will have a rehearsal at 6:30 pm on Monday, 23 January.
Review the music
we'll be using.
Christmas Eve at the
Church of St John in the Wilderness, nestled
among the trees, softly lit by candlelight, singing our
traditional hymns, a warm and welcoming community
sharing Holy Eucharist -- this is an experience not to
Did you know that nearly every Christian Church reads
the same lessons on Sunday? Our Revised
Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of
Sunday Eucharistic readings in which the Gospels
of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are read in ecclesiastical
years A, B, and C. John is read mostly in Eastertide.
In San Juan de la Vega, Mexicans celebrate the Feast
of St John the Baptist, their patron and ours,
in a festival of exploding sledgehammers. Details
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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esus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to
be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying,
"I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" But
Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for it is proper
for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness." Then he
consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he
came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened
to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This
is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased."