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
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Service Times

Holy Week & Easter

29 March, Palm Sunday
8  and 10 am services

2 April, 6 pm Seder and Maundy Thursday rite

3 April, Good Friday
10 am, 7:30 pm

4 April, Holy Saturday
10:30 am, Easter Egg Hunt

5 April, Easter Day
8 am, Holy Eucharist
10 am, Choral Eucharist

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


The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector 

Liturgical Calendar
Good News, Everyone!

Be with us as we experience again the mystery and majesty of Christ's resurrection. Review the Service Schedule.  For the whimsical side of Christian worship, join the Easter Egg Hunt!

Voice in the Wilderness for March is out! Fr John reflects on self-knowledge and authenticity, both nurtured through prayer. Karen Flynn writes a warm portrait of Edee Hedrick, our organist, celebrating 30 years of service! Lucy Eldridge waits for Spring Blooms and Bob Dodd recaps the schism.

At 6:30 each Wednesday in Lent, join our church neighbors for a simple soup and bread supper.  As says this poster, "Journey with us as we encounter the divine in each other."

Climate Change Crisis Forum is now available for viewing. Next 30 Days of Action leads up to Earth Day.

Fr John
reflects on Rev Martin Luther King, Jr and his dream of justice, justice too often denied to the poor, the Black, the powerless. Read John's sermon of January 18.

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.

Have you checked the St John's  Photobook? Several new faces have been added. Welcome all!

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 The great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord-- the King of Israel!" Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: "Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!"  His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him.

John 12:12-16

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