Sacred Sites Open House, Saturday, 17 May. We will have tours of our historic building, designed by Richard Upjohn and built in 1852. For the gardeners, there's a seed and plant swap, a farmers' market, and at 5:30, Jazz Vespers. Fun starts at 1 pm. Church tours repeat on Sunday, 18 May. See the colorful poster. If you wish to sell at the market, see Vendor's Form.
Read the April Voice
in the Wilderness for Fr John's view of the quiet
place in the midst of the information onslaught. Lucy writes a bit on Rebecca
Garrard and Jeanne VanHoesen
reports on the Episcopal Church Women.
After 3 decades of devoted service, Jane Peck, our
esteemed treasurer, is passing the mantle to Louise Peterson.
We thank Jane, Louise, and all the faithful serving the church,
sometimes in shadows and in silence.
Our parishioner, Jack Moody, recently celebrated
anniversary of his ordination as an Episcopal priest. With
prayers of thanks...
Rev George Brennan is editing a new information resource,
News, for church events in SE Columbia County. You
may request a subscription from him.
from the Greater Good Science Center
reveals that an attitude of gratitude changes brain chemistry so as to
strengthen relationships and increase happiness. As has been said
before, science is catching up to truths that religion found
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
From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the
afternoon. And about three o'clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli,
Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken
me?" When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, "This man is
calling for Elijah." At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled
it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink. But
the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save
him." Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to