Famous Country Fair and
Auction is coming 9
July! Take a look at the Auction
Catalog. We are fortunate to have many fine pieces.
Please bring your donations for the auction to Burke Hall.
Two parishioners gained renown this month! Congratulations
to Dale Peterson,
whose emergency response center was featured
in the NYTimes. Also
Catherine Kaputa has
launched her fourth book, Graduate
to a Great Career. Read about it on her website.
Read the Lent Edition of Voice
in the Wilderness. Fr John writes on Gregory
Boyle, a Jesuit working with the gangs of LA. Also Martha
Glantz tells how she came to be here, Lucy
Eldridge and Jane Peck anticipate the annual
Country Fair and Auction, and Karen Flynn describes
a potentially lifesaving device. Babs Croteau tells
the history of the Birthday and Memorial Candle Fund.
Relief and Development is our church effort
to "heal a hurting world". They do development and relief
work around the world. This is a cause well worth our
Thanks to Karen Flynn,
we have a new defibrillator! Heart attacks kill many. Learn
how to save lives, watch
On 14 January at Canterbury, the Anglican
Primates issued a statement
suspending the Episcopal
Church for 3 years because of our "fundamental
departure from the faith" regarding LGBT rights. Our Presiding Bishop Michael
Curry has issued a statement
in response expressing regret and surprise and suggesting
that ours was the position to which the church is headed.
Context at the Washington
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!
and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is a
worldwide movement to promote social and economic justice
and respect for the environment. Diocese of Central NY is
an organizing principle for social justice.
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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Have you checked the St
John's Photobook? Several new faces have been
added. Welcome all!
days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in
the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,
the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled
with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry,
"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of
your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the
mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the
sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for
joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a
fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord."
And Mary said,
"My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the
lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great
things for me,
and holy is his name."