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
Summer Sparkling Soiree returns for a third year on
Saturday evening, July 29. This gala evening will feature a
special performance by singer and Broadway composer, Jim
Wann, a member of our parish. Following this
performance there will be food and drink under the tent as
well as a silent auction. Summer Sparkling Soiree
will be fun for all who attend! Buy tickets online!
Winds in the Wilderness. Sharon Powers has
scheduled a concert for Wednesday, 26 July at 5 pm. Please
join us for a beautiful summer evening of music by Faure,
Bach, Piazzolla, and Harrison. See announcement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 845-797-9210
On 28 May, we dedicated the Art and Pauline Royal
Memorial Railing. We thank Pauline for contributing
this sturdy and comforting support on the walk to Burke
Three of our own, Lucy Eldridge, Amanda Clark,
and Richard Peck, are exhibiting their original
paintings and prints in Burke Hall through the Spring. 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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Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and
plane, and peeled white streaks in them, exposing the
white of the rods. He set the rods that he had
peeled in front of the flocks in the troughs, that is,
the watering places, where the flocks came to drink. And
since they bred when they came to drink,
the flocks bred in front of the rods, and so the
flocks produced young that were striped, speckled, and
Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of
the flocks toward the striped and the completely black
animals in the flock of Laban; and he put his own droves
apart, and did not put them with Labanís flock.
Whenever the stronger of the flock were breeding,
Jacob laid the rods in the troughs before the eyes of
the flock, that they might breed among the rods,
but for the feebler of the flock he did not lay
them there; so the feebler were Labanís, and the