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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Post Hurricane Irene

Thankfully, the church was relatively unscathed by the storm. We had some minor damage to the trees around the church yard but nothing too bad. We should be able to clean out the yard in one morning this weekend. The only "casualty" to the facility is one headstone in the graveyard - the adhesive failed and the stone tipped over. Thankfully, there wasn't damage to the upright portion or the foundation of the stone.

We spent about 2 hours on August 30 helping our neighbor, Mr. Millard Winslow, clean out his chicken yard. He had a very large branch of a pecan tree fall in the yard. There's still a significant portion of the branch that needs to be cleared out but we think a woodworker may want that large piece of pecan wood. I have added pictures of the grounds following the hurricane in our Flickr photostream. Pleace check them out.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sermon of the 10th Sunday after Pentecost - August 21, 2011

Greetings from smoky Suffolk; the end of August comes quickly and the beginning of the program year coming soon. We had a nice turn out and pray for those who have been impacted by the swamp fire and smoke. We also pray for those who are working to put the fire out. Today’s sermon entitled “Who do you say I am?” is attached.

We are also looking forward to our Annual Crab Feast this evening and hope to post pictures later.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sermon for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost - August 14, 2011

It was a smoky Sunday on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost here at St. John’s. We had a heavy pall of smoke from the Great Dismal Swamp Fire that didn’t leave us deterred. A good turnout and a fitting send off to our nursery attendant as she heads to Virginia Tech. We celebrated our first Eucharist developed by the Liturgy team and it went well – a little different as no one has done Eucharistic Prayer D but we had a lot of fund on our first endeavor. Today’s sermon was entitled “Do you get it: God’s call to intimacy.”

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sermon for Sunday August 7, 2011 - Pentecost 8A

Happy August – we’re beginning to build our fall program. It was nice to see some faces who haven't been away for a while. On top of the returning vacationers we had a few visitors this morning and it was a blessing to see some new folks as well as some who haven’t been here in years. It is nice to make a connection with people who have a history with us. We are also energized with those who are new. We held our first liturgical planning team meeting today and had a decent turn out and have most of the plans for the next month taken care of.

The readings today were interesting and raised many challenging questions. We delve into the lives of Peter and Joseph and their belief. Today’s sermon is entitled, “Where is God calling us to move in our belief?”