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
Michael B. Druxman's play, "Lombard", will be
performed 4 more times at Church of St John: 21 August at 3
pm, 26 August at 7, 27 August at 7, and finally, 28 August
at 3. Please see Carl Richie's Playbill.
On Saturday, 3 September, we will hold a bake sale
at the KOA Campground in West Copake. Please bake
something tasty and bring it to the sale by 10 am. This
raises some funds for the church and helps spread our name.
Harvest Fest is Sunday 9 October from 1 to 4 pm,
with fun for kids of all ages! Kaptain Kraw's puppet show is
at 1:30, with balloons! Also pony rides, games, bouncy
house, bake sale, Chinese auction, vendors, and lunch
bar. Tonya Carter invites help running the show!
Voice in the
Wilderness for June is here! Fr John
struggles with love and grace following the Orlando
shootings. Jeanne Van Hoesen reports on the
Episcopal Church Women. Regina Shea is the new
ECW president-elect. Read "Rain", the prize
winning poem by young Julian Thomas Perez.
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
Regina Shea and Charley Musselman had a large
number of coffee mugs printed with our icon, the Lamb of God
Triumphant. We want everybody in the parish to have one.
After coffee hour, take your mug home, spread the word!
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!
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
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?
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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comes to me and does not hate father and mother,
wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and
even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever
does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my
disciple. For which of you, intending to build a
tower, does not first sit down and estimate the
cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it?
Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not
able to finish, all who see it will begin to
ridicule him, saying, `This fellow began to build
and was not able to finish.' Or what king, going out
to wage war against another king, will not sit down
first and consider whether he is able with ten
thousand to oppose the one who comes against him
with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the
other is still far away, he sends a delegation and
asks for the terms of peace. So therefore, none of
you can become my disciple if you do not give up all