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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
518-329-3674
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Service Schedule

Gatherings
Limited


Sundays

Internet Church, 9 am
Zoom Address

Holy Eucharist, 10 am
Lawn Church




Study Groups

Wednesdays, 3 pm
Divine Reading &
Contemplative Prayer


Church is open daily for prayer and meditation.  Please observe pandemic protocols.

Clergy:

The Very Rev John P Thompson, Rector 


Liturgical Calendar
(Lectionary)
Troubled Times, Everyone!

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, Capital 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 material.

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 your neighbor.

If you would like to receive occasional emails from Fr John on church activities, request a subscription at info@stjohnw.org.

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!

Divine 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.
AA calendar.

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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.

Exodus 3:1-6
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Church of St John in the Wilderness, PO Box 180, Copake Falls, NY 12517  mailto:info@stjohnw.org