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Internet Church, 9 am
Holy Eucharist, 10 am
Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Church is open daily for prayer and meditation. Please observe
The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector
Your Reopening Team, following advice of Columbia
County, has planned our live, in person, service
of Holy Eucharist. Please bring your own bread to be
consecrated. Wine will not be distributed. Read
Fr John's invitation
for further detail.
For the next several weeks, we will also continue Zoom
Church now at 9 am. Elen Freeston
has taken over the producer role that Charley Musselman
performed since Palm Sunday. Please feel comfortable
choosing either the Outdoor Church at 10 or the Zoom Church
service at 9.
In a Voice
for troubled times, Fr John reflects on the
hardships of many and the burden of uncertainty.
Wendy Langlois describes our turn to Internet church.
Dale Peterson reports on the upgrades to the
sacristy and undercroft.
Brian Boom and Lucy Eldridge of our Capital
Campaign Committee have put together a compelling brochure,
Campaign for St. John in the Wilderness: Sustaining
People, Place, and Peace, 2019-2022.
Please take a look and decide how you might contribute to
the future vitality of our church. Supporting
This is a hard time for our community. Fr John
is calling all parishioners personally and lining up others
to make phone calls, too. If you are willing to phone
your neighbor, please drop
us a note.
Marya and Bob Dodd thank everyone who left
food at the church for the food pantry. Please bag
your donations and know that you are helping
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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!
Reading & Contemplative
Prayer Group: Gather with us Wednesdays at 3
pm in Zoom
Internet Space for Divine Reading & Centering
Prayer. 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. "Rarely have we seen a person fail
who has thoroughly followed our path."
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the
priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness,
and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of
the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush;
he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not
consumed. Then Moses said, "I must turn aside and look at
this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up."
When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God
called to him out of the bush, "Moses, Moses!" And he said,
"Here I am." Then he said, "Come no closer! Remove the
sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are
standing is holy ground." He said further, "I am the God of
your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to
look at God.