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 8, 2013

Reflection and Sermon for December 8, 2013

Even amidst the drizzle and chill we come together to share in the Advent journey from Pentecost to the celebration of the Nativity. We continue to share worship space with friends new and old – finding and opening space to witness to God’s presence among us in the world and in our families. We heard the choir offer an Advent anthem in response and in honor to our communion feast. We hope and pray that everyone is safe and healthy as the first winter storm blows through the region.

Our Advent journey is one where we search for hope that arises from Jesus' birth in our past and the promise of hope at Jesus' second coming. We are called to find hope not simply by wishful thinking but by reconciling with God and humanity through our repentance and penitential reflection on what separates us from God. We are invited to live a life of hopefulness and share the truth of hopefulness founded on God in Christ. I bid blessings to all in their Advent Journey and in the days to come.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

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