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 10, 2013

Reflection and sermon for November 10, 2013

This past week was a whirlwind week, a funeral on Tuesday and Wedding yesterday (along with the reception I might add). It was nice to settle back for today's worship service even though I don't mind all the activities, it is nice to come back and be recharged and reminded of God’s presence in our community and in our church. Today we took a good look at Haggai in formation class and in the sermon. Haggai helps the Israelites in his time and us, almost 2600 years later, that God works with us not simply in the grandeur of the past or in the hope of the future but in the work we do today. God promises to be with us as we do God's work - both in word and in deed - making the wealth (real wealth not simply $$) of the nations flow from God through us back to God. Among our challenges is our ability to stick with the work and to count on God's presence - even when we don't see God.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5-18-22; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38

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