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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!
Please join us




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!

Her community gathered on 5 September to celebrate the life of Edie Froggatt, well loved, faithful churchwoman. Our little church was packed, with persons standing in the doorway wishing to honor and remember Edie (1922-2016). She will be missed by her large family and her many friends.

September edition of Voice in the Wilderness has been published by Louise and Dale Peterson. Fr John writes of cynicism and despair in this election season. He calls for prayerful discernment in our decisions. Dale Peterson describes some building improvements and Wendy Langlois tells about our plans for Sunday School this year. Her daughters, Jane and Barbara write lovingly of their mother Edie Froggatt. Douglas Goodhue has fond memories of Rev Peter Turner, who died 11 June. He served St John's as interim 1997-98. Bob Dodd reports on the culture conflicts in the wider church beyond Copake Falls and the Diocese of Albany. And there is more!

All are invited to the Parish Picnic Sunday 25 September. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share. Church will provide drinks, hot dogs, and hamburgers.

Harvest Fest is Sunday 9 October from 12 to 4 pm, with fun for kids of all ages! Kaptain Kraw's puppet show is at 1 pm, with balloons! Also pony rides, games, bouncy house, bake sale, Chinese auction, vendors, and lunch bar. Tonya Carter invites help running the show!

Episcopal Relief and Development is our church effort to "heal a hurting world". They do development and relief work around the world. This is a cause well worth our support.

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!

Justice, 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 adopting JPIC 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 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