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      October 6, 2019

      Sunday  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

      119 St. John's Rd
      Stony Point, New York 10980

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      Blessing of the Animals

      Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s
      On Sunday October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm Saint John’s Church in the Wilderness Episcopal Church will be celebrating Saint Francis of Assisi Day with a blessing of the animals. All domesticated animals are welcome. Please have dogs leashed and smaller pets in the proper sized carrier for the pets size. St. John’s is located inside Harriman State Park, at 119 St. Johns Road, Stony Point NY 10980. All are welcome. If you have any questions please call 845-786-0366 or email
      Saint Johns was formed by Margaret Zimmerman, who purchased the 250 acre plot that St. Johns now stands on as a memorial to her late husband, who passed away in their honeymoon. On June 23, 1880, the cornerstone was laid, and the church officially named for its patron saint “St. John The Evangelist” under the auspices of the Rev. Henry C. Potter, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Timely religious sentimental articles were sealed within the cornerstone. Encased in the granite are: three coins to mark the year, Wayne’s Centennial Medal, a copy of the Centennial Bible, a church hymnal, “The Churchman” of June 19, 1880, a New York Herald of June 23, 1880, a report of the House of the Good Shepherd, the Rockland County Messenger of June 10, 1880, a photographic likeness of the “Founder” and her late husband. Lastly, a silver plate was placed on top with the inscription “To the glory of God, and in memory of John Edward Zimmerman, this church of St. John the Evangelist is erected by his wife Margaret Elizabeth Zimmerman, nee Furniss. Cornerstone laid June 23, 1880.” A visit to St. John’s is a walk through another place in time.

      Saint John’s in the Wilderness Episcopal Church is located at 119 St. Johns Road, Stony Point NY. We have regular services every Sunday at 12:30 PM. All are welcome. Visit or call 845-786-0366 for information on other events, membership and services.

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      Categories: Holiday | Religion & Spirituality

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