828 King's Highway, Suffolk VA 23432

757 255-4168 stjohns1755@verizon.net Worship Service: Sundays at 10:30am
Welcome to St. John's community. We are honored to serve Christ, and to open our doors to all. Please feel free to join us for worship. St. John's can trace its history to the founding of Jamestown. The parish is over 350 years old, and the church building itself has stood for 2 and a half centuries. St. John's saw the American Revolution and served as a camp ground for troops during the Civil War. Through it all, St. John's has been a place of worship and a home for those seeking communion with Christ. St. John's has a rich and abiding history. Today, it is as it was... a place to find and be found by Christ.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sermon for 8 Epiphany from February 27, 2011

Hello Friends
I bid you greetings from sunny Chuckatuck on the next to last Sunday in Epiphany. We have had many visitors and meetings with long-time members of the parish, some with pictures and others without. I bid greetings from Mr. Paul Brady and Mr. Eddie Cotton, they are well and encouraged by their relationship with St. John's.

It was a wonderful day today and today's service was thought provoking. We had a worshipful experience with a visitor and a member who has been away returning. Today's sermon was entitled, "life, short or long, is meant to be lived for God."  Enjoy!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Visit with a long-time Parishioner

Greetings to all from Virginia Beach!

We had the blessing to visit with Mr. Paul Brady and provide Holy Communion to him. It was a pleasure to see Paul and to share the body and blood of Christ. We also presented a picture of the church so he can always have a remembrance of his church home even though he is unable to attend in person.

Here are a couple pictures of the day's events.


Rev. Les Ferguson (r) with Mr. Paul Brady and his family

From your Church family...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sermon for 7 Epiphany (A) - delivered 2/20/2011

Greetings friends:
Today was a blessed day - I was greeted by Guineafowl (three of them) as I was leaving the parish house for service. A true blessing. They are from the neighbor's yard - they jump the fence and wander around the yard quite frequently; today was the first time I saw them on the office side of the building. They made all kinds of noise but it was really joyful noise.

The topic of today's sermon was "We aren't required to give up everything, we are supposed to guard God within us (and an ode to Jimmy V)." Blessings,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sermon for the 6th Sunday after the Epiphany (A) - 2/13/2011

Greetings friends; we had a blessed celebration today as we get closer to the end of the season of the Epiphany. We had a glimpse of spring today as we looked at our relationships; with ourselves, with our community, and our God. The topic of today's sermon was, "Our faithful response to God is to be in relationship with God." Blessings to all during the coming week.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shrove Tuesday is coming!

In less than 1 month we will be having our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 8, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Come join us as we prepare for Lent. We will also have a commemorative burning of our Lenten Observances and Palms as part of the celebration of Shrove Tuesday. All are welcome to join us; donations will be accepted to defray the cost of the Supper and to support the Outreach efforts at St. John’s. For more information contact the Church office at 255-4168.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Epiphany 5 (A) Sermon - 2/6/2011

Greetings to all; we celebrated the 5th Sunday in the season after the Epiphany today. Today was the 5th installment of the season of light and blessing.  The topic for today's sermon is "How God's light guides us in the season of blessing."

Blessings to you in the coming weeks,