We welcome you to Saint John's Episcopal Church, a vibrant, growing parish located in the heart of Hyde Park in South Tampa. Our mission is to proclaim, by word and example, the Good News of God in Christ, and to build a spiritual community forming Christians of all ages through worship, education, and outreach.
Earlier in 2012, our parish celebrated its centennial anniversary. It was a time of reflection and growth for our church family as we looked to the past, celebrated in the present, and anticipated the future with great Christian joy. We continue to embrace the traditions of the Church and our Anglican heritage and we also look to our present congregation to help shape new traditions. This is an exciting time to be a parishioner as we chart a course for our next one hundred years.
The Reverend Douglas E. Remer
Sunday, April 21, 2013, Sermon
Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, known among the clergy as Good Shepherd Sunday. The images of Jesus and God as shepherds or sheep are profoundly powerful ones.
Sunday, April 14, 2013, Sermon
In today's Gospel story, we hear that the disciples do not recognize Jesus when he first appears on the shore. This calls to mind when Mary thought Jesus was the gardener after he rose from the dead and met her at the tomb.
Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013, Sermon
For me, Palm Sunday has always made me feel a little uneasy. We march in with palms in celebration; we read, in great detail, the story of our Lord's death; and then we wait until next Friday to actually mourn that death.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 Sermon
Our gospel reading this morning is a story that is familiar to many of you. It is one of my favorite Bible stories because it combines elements of intrigue and poignancy.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 Sermon
One of the toughest–and most important–lessons that people need to learn in life is that life simply isn't fair. And one of the toughest–and most important–lessons that Christian people need to learn in life is that God isn't fair either.
Sunday, February 17, 2013, Sermon
Luke's story of Jesus' temptations in the wilderness, which we heard as the Gospel reading just now [Luke 4:1-13], immediately follows the story of his baptism in the River Jordan at the hands of his cousin, John.