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, October 13, 2013

Reflection and Sermon for October 13 - Jesus and the 10 lepers

Don’t let the weather fool you – it was a great day for worship at St. John’s! We continued to have newcomers and visitors today – even had the blessing of a 20 month old cooing and being a little boy. New perspectives of the stories in the Bible – We focused on Jeremiah and Jesus specifically. Jeremiah helped Israel in troubled times to remember that they were still in connection with God and would be redeemed - in the end – when their work of remembering was completed.
In worship, we looked at Jesus and the 10 lepers from a new perspective. We shared our space with more visitors again this week and we delved into Luke as we took a look at the Gospel lesson about Jesus and the 10 lepers in Samaria. We wondered how the lepers might have diverted Jesus from his mission in Jerusalem, if only long enough to remember his mission to bring healing and reconciliation to the entire world in the here-and-now. I invite you to listen and offer your comments.
Where are you being diverted or distracted from your mission to do a more pressing mission here-and-now?
Readings: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-11; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

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