Church of St. John in the
Episcopal Church in Copake Falls, NY
Welcome to all!
Please join us
Holy Eucharist, 8 am
Choral Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
| Good News,
We wish to thank our our Bishop William Love for his
visit to us Sunday, 16 September. And thanks to the Rev
Jane Brady-Close who served Sunday, 30 September.
Church improvements are in the works! You will
note the repair to the rectory porch and the plantings-to-be
on the slope behind the church. Soon the rectory
will be painted.
Fr Jack Moody will exhibit a sample of his paintings
in Burke Hall. Opening reception Saturday, 20 October.
Stewardship season will kick off with an all-parish dinner
on Saturday, 10 November at 6 pm. Please see Martha
Glanz if you need a pledge card.
Dale and Louise Peterson have published the May
edition of Voice
in the Wilderness. Fr John
reflects on the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
bringing us together and reminding us to be open to the
myriad gifts of the Spirit. Karen Flynn, Senior
Warden, looks forward to the Sparkling Summer Soirée
and other fun to be had this summer.
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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!
We made a list of the many Good
Causes supported by St John in the Wilderness.
Can you add to this list?
Reading & Contemplative
Prayer Group: Gather with us Wednesdays at 3
pm in the rectory for the Divine Reading & Centering
Prayer Group. This meditative approach to scripture
will bring peace to your soul.
Our little church hosts meetings of Alcoholics
Anonymous twice a week, on Friday and Sunday at 7:30
pm. "We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual
People were bringing little children to him in order that he
might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them.
But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them,
“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for
it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.
Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of
God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them
up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.