St. John in the
The Episcopal Church in Copake
Please join us
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Carols, 7 pm
Christmas Day, 10 am
Spoken Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
3 pm Divine Reading/Contemplative Prayer
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Rev John P Thompson, Rector
Blue Christmas Service. Wednesday, 18 December, 5:30 pm. All
are invited to this low-key service designed for those who may be
grieving a loss or who for whatever reason find Christmas a difficult
season, and anyone seeking a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle.
Come, and bring your friends.
In the November
Voice, read Fr
John on the vulnerable Christ
Child. Brian Boom describes the Episcopal
Church in Cuba and its challenges. Marilyn Kay
a warm portrait of Mary Ann Byers, our Rector's
widow, who visited last month. Karen Flynn thanks
the church as she retires as Senior Warden. She is profiled by Lucy
wrote an appealing stewardship
letter to the friends of St John, no small achievement. Read
what the church has done with our money, and what is possible.
Harvest Festival took place Sunday 13 October.
beautiful and a fine time was had by all. We hope for photos. Thanks to
Regina and all the volunteers.
Sunday, 7 June, we had a special celebration for Jean Peck
as she moves
to Rochester. Her friends offered blessings as they handed her flowers.
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
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, *
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
and has lifted up the lowly.