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, March 31, 2013

Reflection and Sermon for Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! At the end of a blessed and community-filled Holy Week we did our part to celebrate Jesus' resurrection as a member of the Oakland/Chuckatuck community. We hosted the community Sunrise service at the Pond Altar this morning and had a hearty band of 47 this morning thankfully it was in the middle 40s this year as opposed to the upper 30s last year. We heard a rousing message from the Rev. Ileana Rosario from Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

We had a fabulous celebration in the main service today and had 51 in worship - lots of families and lots of little ones. It is always fabulous to have a full house and an outstanding worship time. The music was great and thankfully the weather held out for the most part - especially for sunrise service. We looked at the question of what difference the Resurrection makes. We looked at the fact that everything changed in the Resurrection - that all the human rules no longer rule life. We also looked at the fact that everyone is not only welcome but invited to God's kingdom.

Listen and enjoy. Of note, there really wasn't an indication that Peter was talking to the church in Corinth. I invite your comments. Happy Easter!


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