Welcome to all!
Please join us
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,
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
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
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
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.
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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. "Clear away the wreckage of your life and join us." AA
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