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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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Welcome to all!
Please join us





Gatherings
Suspended



Sunday Worship

Internet Church, 10 am
Zoom Address





Study Groups

Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Contemplative Prayer


Church is open daily for prayer and meditation.  Please observe pandemic protocols.

Clergy:

The Rev John P Thompson, Rector 


Liturgical Calendar
(Lectionary)
Changing Times, Everyone!

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.

Louise and Dale Peterson have published a new Voice in the WildernessFr John's essay relates Plato's story of the Cave to respect for reality, however challenging, and the dangers of denial.  Elen Freeston, our new Senior Warden, writes with surprising enthusiasm of church management and the Zoom experience.  Lucy Eldridge describes the pastoral ministry visiting the housebound with meals and the love of community.  Also find a Capital Campaign update and profiles of some new church officers.

At the Annual Meeting on 17 January, we elected new vestry and delegates.

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, Capital 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 material.

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.

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!

Divine 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.   "If you want to drink, that's your business.  If you want to quit, that's our business." 
AA calendar.

Our Ministries:
Site Resources:
Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:3-6
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External Resources:

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