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.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Reflection and Sermon for Sunday November 18, 2012

It was a busy day on the Sunday before Thanksgiving in Chuckatuck. Plans were in the air for the community Thanksgiving service (see the next post) and plans were made for the liturgical music offerings between 1 Advent and 1 Epiphany. We had a rousing group in worship and even had an announcement of the kiwifruit bounty at one our parishioner’s house – there may be many kiwifruit in and around our parish in the coming days – 7 vines with ~300 pounds of kiwifruit. We had a good kick off to our pledge gathering season in preparation for the coming year.
Our sermon provided a reflection on the Parish’s treasure. It was proposed the treasure, while partly our blessed church building, but maybe more of our story and the foundation this church has provided for nearly 400 years. We used the image of Hannah’s crisis of identity as the springboard to discuss our identity and how that identity shapes our future. I invite you to listen, and comment as you see necessary.
Blessings and happy Thanksgiving,

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