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
Copake Falls Day
is coming, 19 August! As usual, our little church is the
center of activity. Claudia West will talk on
"Designing with Native Plants" at 11:30. Our church will
sponsor a lunchtime salad bar at the foot of the hill.
Diedre Bollinger plays The Last Flapper
at 2 pm in the church. We have Jazz Vespers at
4:30. Enjoy the famous Beef
Barbecue at 5:30 and we will close with folk
music around the campfire.
Kids can enjoy a bounce house, craft activities, pony rides,
and a scavenger hunt! Many more events and activities are
planned, including garden tours, farmers' market and
shearing, a raffle, and much more. See complete
Healing a Woman's Soul annual retreat entitled
I'm OK and I'm on the way September 8th - 9th, will
explore God's vision for healing the broken-hearted. Women
with a need to heal from emotional abuse will find help
June Edition of Voice
in the Wilderness has been published. Brian
Boom presents Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's
letter empathizing our care and concern for the environment.
Despite the withdrawal of the United States from a
leadership role in the efforts to limit climate change, he
says "the work goes on". Rebecca Garrard, of our
Social Justice Committee, is looking for persons to help
support an immigrant student. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 845-797-9210
Three of our own, Lucy Eldridge, Amanda Clark,
and Richard Peck, are exhibiting their original
paintings and prints in Burke Hall through the Summer. Come
and appreciate our parishioners' artwork while enjoying your
You may now subscribe to a digital edition of our church
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You may know St John in the Wilderness was placed on
the National Register
of Historic Places in 1995. Noted architect Richard
Upjohn and our
role in local history are cited as distinctive
features. Read the NRHP
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!
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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When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son,
born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem
those who were under the law, so that we might receive
adoption as children. And because you are children, God
has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying,
"Abba! Father!" So you are no longer a slave but a
child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.