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, December 1, 2013

Reflection and Sermon for December 1

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We look forward to a new liturgical year with many new opportunities to share God's word. Today's sermon took a look at what Advent is - a time of preparation and hope in the birth and future return of Christ. Today's message compared the desired state the Church invites us to - one of contemplation and reflection - and what the world presents - a life of chaos and disorder. Our work in Advent is to live in the tension between God's ideal and the world's reality; to help build a bridge between the two; and to celebrate each day as a new beginning and a time to connect with God and our Community.

I invite your comments,


Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

No comments:

Post a Comment