Christmas Service on Wednesday, 17 December at 6
are invited to this low-key service designed for those who may be
grieving a loss or for whatever reason find Christmas a difficult
season, and anyone seeking a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle.
Come, and bring your friends.
Eve at the Church of St John in the Wilderness,
nestled among the trees, softly lit by candlelight, singing our
traditional hymns, a warm and welcoming community -- this is an experience not to
Read all about it! November issue of The
Voice is here! Fr John reflects on
gratitude in the season of Thanksgiving. See photos of the Harvest Fest
and read about all the celebrations, concerts, dinners, and parties
planned and enjoyed!
Our Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori
asks for a day
of prayer for those in the Diocese of Liberia and all
affected by the Ebola Pandemic, the sick and those who care for them.
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!
On 14 September, Wendy Langlois
honored the children of St John in the Wilderness and described
Sunday School program. Registration for the new
term beginning 21 September remains open.
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
Divine Reading/ Contemplative Prayer Group:
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
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad indeed.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like streams in the Negeb!
Those who sow in tears
shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes out weeping,
bearing seed for sowing,
shall return with shouts of joy,
shouldering his sheaves.