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, November 24, 2013

Reflection and Sermon for Nov. 24, 2013


Blessings to you on the Last Sunday of the Church Year and the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Fall is definitely turning to winter around here - below freezing before the wind - not as cold as some places around the country but chilling none the less. We were blessed with another visitor today - a young person from our past is in town for a short visit and came to Church. We unveiled our Advent/Christmas postcard and distributed annual fund pledge cards today.

Today is Christ the King Sunday - an odd set of readings when realizing Jesus' birth will be celebrated in just over 4 weeks. Principally we listened to tales of punishment, destruction, woe, and division. The Gospel was Luke's account of the Crucifixion and the interchange between the people of the story and Jesus. Ironically, all characters show up in that story because all have a part to play in the life cycle of Christ. Our lives today echo the need for all parts of the story - good, bad, and indifferent - because without all the parts of the story the story isn't complete. We are encouraged to know that our efforts to tell the story need not be heroic - simply truthful - and God will do the rest. Please listen to the sermon on the link below.

I invite your comments,


Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Canticle 16; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43

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