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,
All are welcome at the ecumenical Memorial
Day service at St John in the Wilderness on
Monday, 28 May at 9:30 am.
Invite your friends to – "Odd
Song", Multimedia Vespers (Evensong Remixed) at
St John in the Wilderness on Saturday, 2 June at 5 pm --
With Meditation, Readings, Music, Live Media, & Incense.
See the Press Release.
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.
Our own Presiding Bishop, Michael
Curry, preached a stirring
sermon at the royal wedding of Meghan Markle
and Prince Harry. He called on Spirituals
as he spoke from the heart on the power of love.
Visit our exhibit, Quilts from Community Collections,
held in Burke Hall, from 4 March – 3 June. Enjoy a
wide array of quiltmaking traditions including coverlets,
crib quilts, and wall hangings. They exhibit pieced,
embroidered, & applique techniques, with several from
the late 19th century to mid-1940’s. Samples
from the Gallery.
A gala Sparkling Summer Soirée
to benefit St John in the Wilderness will be held
14 July at 5:30 pm on the grounds of our beautiful historic
church. Our evening will have a festive French theme in
celebration of Bastille
Bishops United Against Gun Violence is a group of
nearly 70 Episcopal bishops who call
for an assault weapons ban, as well as prayers of
lamentation. This is a response to the latest in a long
list of school shootings.
Our Capital Campaign is underway! We want to
prioritize those projects most important to many people.
Rectory porch repair and landscaping the church grounds made
the list. Make your preferences known with the Priority Survey.
You may now subscribe to a digital edition of our church
newsletter, A Voice in the Wilderness. Sign
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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!
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. "Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly
followed our path." AA
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and
addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem,
let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed,
these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine
o'clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through
the prophet Joel:
`In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour
out my Spirit upon all flesh,and your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see
visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I
will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on
the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be