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
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Lenten Soup and Bread Supper with Worship. Again our
neighboring churches will share a meal at 6:30 pm on
Wednesdays during Lent. Full schedule is:
13 March: St. John in the Wilderness
20 March: West Copake Reformed
27 March: First United Methodist Church, Hillsdale
3 April: St. John's Lutheran, Ancram
10 April: Our Lady of Hope, Copake Falls
We host the first supper. Please sign up in the
narthex to bring soup, bread, or desert or for
from Dale and Louise Peterson reprints Fr John's
sermon on social justice from 22 January. There's a
preview of the Birds of the Hudson Valley exhibition
with photos. Marjorie Hoog assumes the Senior
Warden mantle from Karen Flynn and invites advice
and concerns from the parish. A teaser for the Summer
Soirée (with request for auction items) rounds out the
Flight: Birds of the Hudson Valley, an exhibition of
photographs by Heather Kitchen and Stephen
Schumacher, will be on display in Burke Hall through
19 May. Come to the opening on 2 March at 5 pm.
We mourn those lost in the terrible shooting at Tree
of Life Synagogue. Our rector, Rev
John Thompson, lived in the Squirrel
Hill neighborhood and has friends in the Tree of Life
congregation who knew the victims. His letter
Monastery, an Anglican Benedictine community in West
Park welcomes visitors for a day or a longer spiritual
retreat. Fr John encourages us to spend some
time with the monks in prayer and worship. It can be a
life changing experience. West Park is on the Hudson,
about a 70 minute drive southwest.
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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. "How does it work? Honesty, Openness,
The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have
found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your
womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be
great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the
Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David.
He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his
kingdom there will be no end." Mary said to the angel, "How
can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel said to her,
"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the
Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be
born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now,
your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a
son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be
barren. For nothing will be impossible with God." Then Mary
said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me
according to your word." Then the angel departed from her.