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
Annual Harvest Fest is coming up on Sunday, 8
October, 12 to 4 pm! There will be many fun events – Puppet
show, balloon tying, pony rides, games, vendors, bake sale,
face painting, lunch bar and more! Hope to see you there!
Tonya is calling for volunteers to help with auction, bake
sale, and food stand. Please call her at 518-329-1036.
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 email@example.com
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
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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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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.”