2021 Winter Walk & Christmas Market

Elen Freeston’s legendary Scottish shortbread cookies, homemade soups, Christmas wreaths and much more, made the St John in the Wilderness annual Christmas Market a resounding success. A huge thanks to the Christmas Market coordinator, Lucy Eldridge, and the many parishioners who donated their talent and time to keep the market running smoothly. With all things at St John in the Wilderness, it takes a village!

2021-2022 Live-Stream Schedule for Sunday Service

We are happy to welcome everyone to our in-person Sunday services. However, if you are not comfortable about meeting indoors, if you are unvaccinated or if you simply can’t make it to our in-person service, we invite you to join us on a live-stream through Facebook when we have an in-person operator.  Our regular in-person iPad live stream operator is unavailable December 25 through April 10. If you are available to stream our Sunday 10am service, please contact Jay Corcoran at [email protected] Join us online in December on the following … Read more

Good news, everyone!

A coffee mug with the words "what good shall I do this day"

Pandemic may not be over, even for the vaccinated, and we will continue taking prudent measures in our gathering.  Please join us in person as you feel able. Our service will be streamed in real time on Facebook Live. Read all the details in Fr John’s invitation. Reasonably, the Episcopal church supports vaccination:  Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread at alarming rates both here at home and around the world. Because of the nature of vaccines and herd immunity, it is critical churches also help address vaccine hesitancy. Jim and Patricia Wann have published the May edition of Voice in the Wilderness, our parish newsletter. Fr John is astounded at the … Read more

Good causes supported by St John’s

Two hands forming the shape of a heart

Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets Churches in the community donate funds to create holiday baskets for those in need. Christmas Friends Pproviding Christmas gifts for local children, sponsored by ECW Roe-Jan Food Pantry Food and monetary donations to the Roe-Jan Food Pantry, the community food pantry for those in need. United Thank Offering Monetary donations to United Thank Offering, the Episcopal ministry which funds charities worldwide (sponsored by ECW). Episcopal Relief and Development A premiere relief and development organization, an international ministry of the Episcopal Church. WIC (Women, Infants & Children) … Read more

Support services available to Columbia County residents during Covid-19 outbreak

One hand inside another

Mental Health Columbia County Mental Health Center 24-hour Crisis Line 518-828-9446 Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT, a program of MHA) 518-943-5555 NYS Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Helpline 844-863-9314 Crisis Text Line Text “Got5” to 741741 Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties (MHA) 518-828-4619 Apogee Center (Peer Support) (A program of MHA) 518-697-0976 Youth Clubhouse (a program of MHA) 518-828-6700 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Columbia County 518-336-0246 Alcohol/Substance Use Greener Pathways 518-291-4500 Greener Pathways (weekend/evening hours hotline) 518-822-0090 Our Wellness Collective 518-303-2725 Columbia County Pathways to Recovery … Read more

Video streaming from the church now available

An exhibition at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, “Revived in Wood: Greek and Gothic Revival Churches” will run July through October. On 15 August at 2 pm, Dale Peterson will talk on Richard Upjohn, renowned architect of St John in the Wilderness, followed by a tour of the exhibition. What have we missed during the pandemic? Adam Grant says it might be collective effervescence, that feeling of shared euphoria that we sometimes find in church. Emile Durkheim identified the experience in his pioneering study of religious life (1915). Jay Corcoran and Dale Peterson, with technical assistance from Jacob Rieper, have enabled video streaming from the church! Thanks … Read more

Winds in the Wilderness Concert June 30 at 5 pm

Winds In The Wilderness

Winds in the Wilderness, our award-winning ensemble, offers an eclectic program for Wednesday 30 June at 5 pm. Concert includes ‘Duettino Sur Des Motifs Americains’ by Franz Doppler; ‘Trio Sonata in G’ by Giovanni Platti; ‘Donna Lee’ by Charlie Parker; ‘Five Miniatures’ by William Grant Still; ‘Chaconne in D’ by J.S. Bach; ‘Hands of Healing’ by John Myers. Suggested donation $20. This is a hard time for our community. Fr John is calling all parishioners personally and lining up others to make phone calls, too. If you are willing to phone your neighbor, please drop us a note.

Zoom Church has ended

St John in the Wilderness Zoom Worship

We have returned to church and Zoom Church is ended. Our service will be streamed in real time on Facebook Live. Read all the details in Fr John’s invitation. Choir starts up 30 May! Organist Edee Hedrick asks all singers to come at 9 am to review hymns and service music.

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