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The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
In a Voice
for troubled times, Fr John reflects on the
hardships of many and the burden of uncertainty.
Wendy Langlois describes our turn to Internet church.
Dale Peterson reports on the upgrades to the
sacristy and undercroft.
Longing for the day when we again gather, we offer Trinity
Sunday service on Zoom. Read Fr John's invitation.
Right Rev Mariann Budde, Episcopal bishop of
outraged at President Trump using St
John's Episcopal Church as a prop for a photo
opportunity. Bishops from seven New England
dioceses have issued a statement
in response, calling the President's actions
Sadly, we are forced to cancel this year's Summer
Gala. Fr John expresses
We forward communications from our Bishop
Love and Governor
Cuomo. In summary, we open the church when
it's safe to do so. Gov Cuomo offers aid,
Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell has
issued a series of COVID-19
briefings concerning face masks, testing, contact
tracing, and others. This list
of useful resources is from the office of the County
Sheriff. Please be mindful of social distancing
protocols and pray for those infected.
This is a hard time for our community. Fr John
is calling all parishioners personally and lining up others
to make phone calls, too. If you are willing to phone
your neighbor, please drop
us a note.
Marya and Bob Dodd thank everyone who left
food at the church for the food pantry. Please bag
your donations and know that you are helping
Brian Boom and Lucy Eldridge of our Capital
Campaign Committee have put together a compelling brochure,
Campaign for St. John in the Wilderness: Sustaining
People, Place, and Peace, 2019-2022.
Please take a look and decide how you might contribute to
the future vitality of our church. Supporting
Lucy Eldridge has curated a quilt exhibition, The
Art of Appliqué, that opens in Burke Hall on Saturday
8 August. Quilts include Mibs Zelley's designs
for her grandkids and quilts for sale by local artists,
featuring naturalistic images. Announcement.
This year’s Sacred
Sites Open House Weekend is August 8-9. We
hope we will all be able to participate.
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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 Zoom
Internet Space for Divine Reading & Centering
Prayer. 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. "We came to believe that a Power greater
than ourselves could restore us to sanity." AA
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,
the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face
of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of
the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there
was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God
separated the light from the darkness. God called the light
Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening
and there was morning, the first day.
And God said, "Let there be a dome in the midst of the
waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." So
God made the dome and separated the waters that were under
the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it
was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and
there was morning, the second day.
And God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered
together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And
it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters
that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that
it was good. Then God said, "Let the earth put forth
vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every
kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it." And it
was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding
seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit
with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there
was evening and there was morning, the third day.