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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 Soirée
is coming up on Saturday, 13 July at 5:30 pm. This gala
evening will support our mission and our ministries.
Hope you can come and party in the great outdoors with music
by Jim Wann and Friends and fine food and drink! Poster is attached.
Please come, invite your friends and spread the word!
Online tickets available here.
Louise and Dale have published the June Voice.
Fr John preaches for sane gun laws and cites God's
call to be peacemakers. Marjorie Hoog explains
why she tries to use woman professionals and businesses
owned by women. With the headwinds that they face,
it's only fair. Lucy Eldridge reviews some of
the Spring happenings, including the Easter Egg Hunt and the
Birds of the Hudson Valley.
An exciting interfaith series, Exploring Pilgrimage,
will be introduced here at St. John on Saturday, 22 June
from 2 to 3:30 pm. Hear about openings of Spirit, both
inward and outward. See the poster
Winds in the Wilderness, our chamber music ensemble,
offers an eclectic program, featuring classical (and
fake-classical!), jazz, and more. Fun starts at 3 pm
on 23 June, here at St John. Suggested donation
$15. Reception follows the concert. Read the invitation from Sharon
St John the Baptist, whose nativity we celebrate 24
June, was a nazerite,
a kind of ascetic man of God. He is the one, "Blessed
is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
is given to him, our patron, and he baptizes Jesus.
dances so well, she is given
John's head, "brought
in upon a platter." His origin is to the right.
A big Earth Day push paid off for the Episcopal
Care Pledge, which met its goal of 1,000 pledges
– and counting. It is not too late to add your name to
the growing list.
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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. "We will intuitively know how to handle situations
which used to baffle us." AA
The time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a
son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had
shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. On
the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they
were going to name him Zechariah after his father. But his
mother said, “No; he is to be called John.” They said to
her, “None of your relatives has this name.” Then they began
motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to
give him. He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name
is John.” And all of them were amazed. Immediately his mouth
was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak,
praising God. Fear came over all their neighbors, and all
these things were talked about throughout the entire hill
country of Judea. All who heard them pondered them and said,
“What then will this child become?” For, indeed, the hand of
the Lord was with him.