KOA Campground bake sale, Saturday, 5
September, 10 - 2 pm. Please bring tasty snacks to sell. Proceeds benefit the church and we spread the word. Thank
you to our hosts Gary and Cathy Reinard.
Copake Falls Day was a great success! Thanks to Mibs Zelly for leadership, Richard Peck for organizing the salad bar (photos), George for his flowers, and all the volunteers who make this day so much fun!
June issue of Voice in the
features a moving essay on Archbishop Oscar Romero,
of El Salvador, who was just beatified by the Roman Catholic Church. Fr John regards him
a hero and a
saint. Walt Zelley
pens a warm
portrait of Ginny
RIP, pillar of our church. Louise
asks for auction
support and Lucy
Country Fair & Auction was a
great success! We had fun (and profit!) under sunny skies. Fr John
thanked all the volunteers for their dedication and hard work, starting
with the chairs, Elen & Louise, and their
minions, large and small. Photos.
We were honored by the
visit of our Bishop, Rt
Rev William Love on 21 June. Under his hands, Jaclynn Olivia Boyd
Marie Carter were confirmed, and Madeleine Louise
was received into the Episcopal Church. We have photos!
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!
Peace, and Integrity of Creation
(JPIC) is a worldwide movement to promote social and economic
justice and respect for the environment. Diocese of Central NY is
as an organizing principle for social justice.
We made a list of the many Good
Causes supported by St John in the Wilderness. Can
you add to
Wednesdays at 3 pm on your calendar and gather with us in the rectory
for the Divine Reading/Centering Prayer Group. This
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
You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be
quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not
produce God's righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness
and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted
word that has the power to save your souls.
But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who
deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers,
they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look
at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were
like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and
persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act-they will be
blessed in their doing.