Two friends sitting outside during Copake Day
Young girl smiling during religious services
New moms holding their babies
Four ladies enjoying the plant sale

Dale Peterson explains what he loves most about this very special place.

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Community News

Go Where I Send Thee is the theme of the September issue of the Voice by Jim and Patricia Wann.

  • Fr John recounts his journey and the spiritual experience that led him to the Episcopal priesthood.
  • Learn the unlikely story of how Fr Walt and Mibs came to Copake Falls.
  • Read about Jane Shannon’s life on both coasts and how she will keep the SJIW community alive in Atlanta.
  • Sharon Powers, Artistic Director, celebrates the joy between Winds in the Wilderness, the church, and our setting.
  • Reports of exciting progress by the building committee
  • Elen’s summary of blessings and loss, and other matters great and small.

Visit the newsletter page.

We are Accepting Food and Winter Clothes Donations.

Please leave your food items for Roe Jan Food Pantry to the right of the church vestibule. Winter clothes, for the Columbia ReEntry Program, can be left in the box to the left of the vestibule. If there is overflow, please put them on a nearby pew. The doors are always open.

Capital Campaign Update

Brian Boom and Lucy Eldridge of our Capital Campaign Committee have put together a compelling brochure, Capital Campaign for St John in the Wilderness: Sustaining People, Place, and Peace, 2019-2022

Please take a look and decide how you might contribute to the future vitality of our church.

Capital Campaign Cover

Join Us

Church of St John in the Wilderness is located adjacent to Taconic State Park. We are on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail and a short hike from Bash-Bish Falls. Come, enjoy! 

The Rich and the Kingdom of God

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

Mark 10:17-22

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