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Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation. Please observe
The Rev John P Thompson, Rector
We have returned to church and Zoom Church is
Although the pandemic may be over for the vaccinated, we
will continue taking prudent measures in our
gathering. Please join us in person as
you feel able. Our service will be streamed
in real time on Facebook Live. Read all the
details in Fr John's
Choir starts up 30 May! Organist Edee
Hedrick asks all singers to come at 9 am to review
hymns and service music.
Jim and Patricia Wann have published the May edition
of Voice in the
Wilderness, our parish newsletter. Fr
John is astounded at the love of God
for the outrageous diversity of creation. Brian
Boom and Lucy Eldridge emphasize how our Capital
Campaign reflects our concern for our beautiful
environs. Elen Freeston of the Alter Guild
asks all gardeners to grow flowers to decorate the
church. Elen the Senior Warden proposes to
continue Zoom meetings to maintain contact with our
Jay Corcoran and Dale Peterson, with
technical assistance from Jacob Rieper, have enabled
video streaming from the church! Thanks
to Mibs, Lucy and John
for valuable assistance and motivation.
Don't let down your guard! Covid
infections are surging and we must all avoid trading air.
Masks, distance, limiting assembly -- keep pandemic
protocols a few months longer. Read the Columbia
County COVID-19 Report..
We support the Roe
Jan Food Pantry. You may drop off canned or
boxed food in the basket inside the door of the
church. It will be taken to the pantry every
Friday. Many thanks for these much needed donations!
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
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.
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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!
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. "When you are tired of waiting for your life to
change, pay us a visit." AA calendar.
So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I
prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the
bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there
were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin
had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he
said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and
say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the
four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that
they may live.” I prophesied as he commanded me, and the
breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their
feet, a vast multitude.
Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house
of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope
is lost; we are cut off completely.’ Therefore prophesy, and
say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your
graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and
I will bring you back to the land of Israel. And you shall
know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring
you up from your graves, O my people. I will put my spirit
within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your
own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken
and will act,” says the Lord.