Saturday, 25 May at 10 am is the first Bake Sale of the season at Gary
and Cathy Reinard's KOA campground on Rt 7 in Copake. Please bring
baked goods for the campers. Holiday tradition raises money and
attracts campers to the church.
Winds in the Wilderness concert Sunday, 26 May at
4 pm. Featured musicians are Sharon Powers, flute, Judith Dansker,
oboe, and John Myers, guitar and pipa, playing music by Faure, Teleman,
Ibert, C.P.E. Bach, Jobim, Abreu and traditional chinese music. Tickets
are $15 donation, children free. Reception follows concert.
See poster for details.
Come to the concert, "Bands for Backpacks", a day of music to benefit our neighbors in need. Music starts at 2 pm, Saturday, 1 June. Four bands will perform and there will be food and fun for kids. Details in Fr John's invitation.
We made a list of the many Good
Causes supported by St John in the Wilderness. Can
you add to this list?
Fr John has a challenging essay on living with mystery in
the Voice In the Wilderness
for March. Lucy
profiles Wendy Langlois, our Church School director.
And we remember Bea Wolcott, who died 22 February.
"And Light Perpetual..."
Church of St John in the Wilderness took place on Sunday, 20
January. We selected new vestry members and delegates.
Our diocesan bishop, William Love,
was our celebrant 23 September. Under his hands, Amy Bahr was baptized,
Jeanie Van Hoesen was confirmed, and Martha Glantz, Janet Doherty, and
Mary Ellen Baker were received into the Episcopal Church. See photos
of the service and the reception.
Divine Reading/ Contemplative 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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you checked the St John's Photobook? Several new faces have been
added. Welcome all!
Since we are justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained
access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of
sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our
sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance
produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not
disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.