Unique, historic, a spiritual place, not only for worship every Sunday at 12:30p.m., St John's in the Wilderness looks forward to welcoming you whenever you're able to come.There are special events like our annual Hiker's Sunday in the spring, with it's worship service on Palm Sundays at 3:00 p.m. followed by a festive buffet in the barn. Again this year, the Great Vigil of Easter will be observed a 6:00 p.m.on the Saturday before Easter. St. John's is also a unique place for weddings, for spiritual retreats, for family reunions, and other occasions . Even the film industry has discovered St. John's as a unique place for staging drama.

Now we invite you to participate in making St. John's a unique place for musical events. what an extraordinary venue it is for concerts, providing artists in our area an opportunity for sharing their gifts with us. We are inviting you to participate in the third year of our "Music on the Mountain" series, to help us establish St. John's Church as a place for concerts, surrounded by the beauty of Harriman Sate Park.The concerts will be held one Sunday per month at 4:00 p.m., this year beginning May 21, with no admission charge. After each concert, there will be light refreshments and an opportunity for discussion  with the musicians.

Our musical offerings feature the highest quality of performance, from classical to jazz to bluegrass, concluding on December 17 with a festival of lessons and carols to highlight the Christmas season. Again, there is no admission charge for the concerts, but we will be grateful for free-will donations to defray the costs of the performances. Your tax-deductible gift to St. John's will enable this visionary program to flourish for the years to come.

For 137 years St. John's in the Wilderness has provided service to our community. In its early decades it served as a boarding school for orphaned boys. It has supported various service organizations, including Veterans' programs and outreach arms to alleviate poverty. Our "Music on the Mountain"program will continue this service to our community, and you are now invited to be supporting part of it.

Father Richard Jeske, Vicar