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St. John’s in the Wilderness 2021 Summer Schedule

St. Luke’s Church and St. John’s in the Wilderness share a long, foundational history of serving the spiritual needs of seasonal and permanent residents. St. John’s in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Paul Smiths was founded in 1876 by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau with the help of Apollos (Paul) Smith and many of the wealthy camp owners around Spitfire, Upper, and Lower St. Regis Lakes. The original log building burned…

RIP Fr. Jim Bocchino

RIP Fr. Jim Bocchino

Fr. James R. Bocchino, retired priest of the Diocese of Rhode Island, and licensed priest serving parishes in the Adirondack Mountain region, passed away Saturday evening, February 15th. Please keep his wife Barbe and family in your prayers. The funeral will be in Rhode Island and arrangements are pending.   Obituary and funeral services here. Rest eternal grant unto him, O…

Quilt Show a success

Quilt Show a success

By Nita Kohanski A successful quilt exhibit was held at St Luke’s on May 19. Fifteen quilts were shown by seven parishioners. The feature quilt was by Nita Kohanski. It was a large crazy quilt bed cover made by using more than 150 men’s neckties. Beth VanAnden and Barbara Wells had heirloom quilts made by grandparents and special family members…

Plans for the future

Plans for the future

Our Hopes and Dreams To Increase Membership To Expand Our Church School To Improve Communication With Our Congregation and Community To Strengthen Our Relevance To The Community To Maintain and Creatively Use Our Extensive Facilities Our congregation has a strong desire to grow its membership. We have substantial property in our church building, classrooms, and grounds with which to welcome and…

Sunday School

Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School is scheduled during the Homily and Prayers at the 10am service. Our children leave the service with their teachers for the day’s lesson in their parish hall classroom and rejoin us at the Exchange of Peace. The kids participate in the service by bringing forward the elements and helping to pass the offering plates. They also play…

Holy Week at St. Luke’s

Holy Week at St. Luke’s

Holy Week 2019 begins on Palm Sunday, April 14.  There will be a full schedule of services you can avail yourself of during Holy Week which will help make your celebration of Easter Day more glorious and meaningful. Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday), April 14, 7:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. This day celebrates our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem,…