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
Her community gathered on 5 September to celebrate the life
of Edie Froggatt, well loved, faithful churchwoman.
Our little church was packed, with persons standing in the
doorway wishing to honor and remember Edie (1922-2016). She
will be missed by her large family and her many friends.
September edition of Voice
in the Wilderness has been published by Louise
and Dale Peterson. Fr John writes of cynicism
and despair in this election season. He calls for prayerful
discernment in our decisions. Dale Peterson describes
some building improvements and Wendy Langlois tells
about our plans for Sunday School this year. Her daughters,
Jane and Barbara write lovingly of their mother Edie
Froggatt. Douglas Goodhue has fond memories of
Rev Peter Turner, who died 11 June. He served St
John's as interim 1997-98. Bob Dodd reports on the
culture conflicts in the wider church beyond Copake Falls
and the Diocese of Albany. And there is more!
All are invited to the Parish Picnic Sunday 25
September. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.
Church will provide drinks, hot dogs, and hamburgers.
Fest is Sunday 9 October from 12 to 4 pm, with
fun for kids of all ages! Kaptain Kraw's puppet show is at 1
pm, with balloons! Also pony rides, games, bouncy
house, bake sale, Chinese auction, vendors, and lunch
bar. Tonya Carter invites help running the show!
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
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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Fr John on church activities, request a subscription at email@example.com.
s Jesus was walking along,
he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and
he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed
him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax
collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and
his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to
his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax
collectors and sinners?” But when he heard this, he said,
“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those
who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire
mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the
righteous but sinners.”