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, July 31, 2011

Sermon for Sunday July 31, 2011 - Pentecost 7 Year A (Proper 13)

Greetings at the end of July; life is settling down a little for us and we’re starting to gear up for the upcoming program year. We had a little break in the weather and even a little break in the mechanical issues at church! We are also experiencing more of God's bounty - the figs are coming in both next door at the neighbors and at one of our long-time parishioners - God's bounty is just lovely and life is very good.

Today’s sermon is attached entitled “What are the ‘divine’ we wrestle with today?” Enjoy and peace,


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost Year A (Proper 12)

As many know, it is garish out here these days. This week has been one of the hottest on record with temps at or near 102-105 a couple days. Of course it wasn't as bad as the heat indices in places around Hampton Roads - upwards of 115-120. We're doing well and keeping cool and hydrated as much as possible - even filled the birdbath to help ease the issues for the backyard critters. Church is moving along and we're getting into the swing of things although they have been seeing a different side of their Rector in recent weeks - I helped do some electrical work in the Sanctuary (yes, I am capable of safely working on electrical things - part of my many skills thanks to the Navy).

I've attaches a copy of the sermon I preached this morning and I admit; I broke the rule of preaching (and one of the Rules of Leroy Jethro Gibbs - don’t apologize for a mistake in your delivery unless it's a factual mistake) but it was needed today. Today’s Sermon entitled “how do we tell God’s story?” is attached below.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sermon for the 5th Sunday after the Pentecost - 7/17/2011

As we approach the midpoint of July I bid you greetings from sunny St. John’s on this 5th Sunday after the Pentecost. It has been a good week for the parish and we had the opportunity to lay to rest the ashes of Renee Brady today after worship. We have continued our journey into the Jacob cycle with today’s sermon entitled, “For what do we hope?”

We continue to look at our relationship as a community and as believers. We also look at the promises that have been made to us as part of God's lasting relationship with humanity.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sermon for Pentecost 4A (Proper 10), July 10, 2011

Greetings friends! It’s been a wild week in Suffolk – power outages, bright sunny days, and lots of feathered visitors. We had a brave group with us this morning as we looked at “how we maintain balance between personal and community preparation.” We pray you are well and that God shines on you this summer.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sermon for Pentecost 3A (Proper 9) - July 3 2011

Happy 4th of July! It was a well attended service today given we are looking at the 4th tomorrow. We had a nice celebration and look at our community and how we discern God’s call and how much faith we must have to receive a response from God. Blessings to you in the coming month and over the summer.