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, September 8, 2013

Reflection and sermon for September 8

Welcome on the first “Second Sunday at St. John’s” and the kickoff of our new community service offering. We are encouraged by the possibilities of sharing our history to better connect with our community. This morning we connected with our biblical history in Jeremiah. We discussed the implications of God as potter and humanity as clay; and how we can be encouraged by the possibility that God can start anew at any time.

We also took a glance at living life in the tension that exists between God and our world. We are invited to examine the tension and realize that not all is bad but that excess tension can cause problems. Even as Jesus calls us to count the cost there isn't a guarantee the ultimate cost will be demanded - just we need to understand there is an ultimate cost that may have to be paid. Even if we claim the tension no longer exists like in Jesus' time we know better - and we also know that God is there with us in the tension.

I invite your comments,


Luke 14:25-33

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