Welcome to all!
Please join us
Spoken Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
St John in the Wilderness will host Winds in the
Wilderness, our chamber music group, on Sunday, 31
July at 3 pm. This will be a dynamic and beautiful program
with Sharon Powers on flute/piccolo/alto flute; Judith
Dansker on oboe/English horn; Ronald Gorevic
on violin/viola and John Myers on guitar.
Voice in the
Wilderness for June is here! Fr John
struggles with love and grace following the Orlando
shootings. Jeanne Van Hoesen reports on the
Episcopal Church Women. Regina Shea is the new
ECW president-elect. Read "Rain", the prize
winning poem by young Julian Thomas Perez.
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.
Many parishioners have their names and faces posted to the
St John photobook. If you want your photo
posted (or want a better photo!), see Charley Musselman
at Coffee Hour.
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
Regina Shea and Charley Musselman had a large
number of coffee mugs printed with our icon, the Lamb of God
Triumphant. We want everybody in the parish to have one.
After coffee hour, take your mug home, spread the word!
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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"Be dressed for action and have your
lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their
master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they
may open the door for him as soon as he comes and
knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds
alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten
his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come
and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the
night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are
"But know this: if the owner of the
house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he
would not have let his house be broken into. You also
must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an