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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,
Our Annual Meeting is Sunday 26 January, following
the combined 9 am service. This will be the
only service Sunday. The Annual Meeting is an
important part of Parish Life, please plan to
attend. A continental breakfast will be served.
We will elect 1 Warden, 3 Vestry persons, 3 Diocesan
Representatives, 2 Alternates, and 1 Deanery Alternate
Winds in the Wilderness, our chamber music ensemble,
will present their first concert of the season on Sunday 2
February at 3 pm. Please see the poster
for program and details.
In the Advent edition of the Voice,
Fr John contrasts the wordless preaching of St
Francis with the ceaseless clamor of today. Can we
discern the Word amid the noise? Marjorie Hoog,
our Senior Warden, thanks a multitude of local saints for
diverse gifts and ministries. Brian Boom and Lucy
Eldridge report good progress on our Capital
Campaign. Over half of the $332,000 goal is
booked. Martha Glantz, Stewardship Chief,
requests prompt return of pledge cards for planning
Our Capital Campaign Committee has put together a compelling
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
On 6 October, Fr John preached on, inter alia, the Great
Pacific Garbage Patch and the hopeful progress made in its
all about it.
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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 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. "Probably no human
power could have relieved our alcoholism." AA
When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to
Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by
the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali...
From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the
kingdom of heaven has come near.”
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting
a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to
them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.”
Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he
went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of
Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father
Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately
they left the boat and their father, and followed him.