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Church of St. John in the Wilderness
The Episcopal Church in Copake Falls, NY
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PO Box 180
261 Route 344
Copake Falls, NY 12517
518-329-3674
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Welcome to all!
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Service Schedule

Sundays
Spoken Eucharist,  8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am


Study Groups

Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading/
Contemplative Prayer


Church is open daily for prayer and meditation

Clergy:

The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector 


Liturgical Calendar
Good News, Everyone!

Fourth 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  garrar26@gmail.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 coffee!

You may now subscribe to a digital edition of our church newsletter, A Voice in the Wilderness. Sign up here to receive future editions by email, saving money and trees.

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 application (PDF).

Church of St John in the Wilderness is located in a park-like setting, Taconic State Park! We're on the Harlem Valley 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?

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.

If you would like to receive occasional emails from Fr John on church activities, request a subscription at info@stjohnw.org.

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As Jesus 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.”

Matthew 9:9-13
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Church of St John in the Wilderness, PO Box 180, Copake Falls, NY 12517  mailto:info@stjohnw.org