Read the February Voice in the Wilderness for Rebecca Garrard's first letter as Senior Warden. Harry Garrett offers some reflections on service. Lucy Eldridge reports on stewardship and Bob Dodd reviews Zealot: Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
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 the shadows and in silence.
Our parishioner, Jack Moody, recently celebrated his 60th anniversary of his ordination as an Episcopal priest. With prayers of thanks...
Annual Meeting of St John in the
Wilderness was held on Sunday, January 19. We elected new officers and
vestry and Fr John preached a sermon celebrating the
joy and good ministry that abounds at St John's.
Rev George Brennan is editing a new information resource,
News, for church events in SE Columbia County. You
may request a subscription from him.
We enter the season of Epiphany,
when the awareness of God enlightens the world.
An study 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 long ago.
wrote an appealing stewardship
letter to the friends of St John, no small achievement. Lucy Eldridge, our Stewardship Chair, reports that pledged total is up nearly 18% over 2013. Great letter, Karen!
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.
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
"You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and
hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those
who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in
heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends
rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who
love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do
the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are
you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be
perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."