|St. John's United Methodist Church – Our Purpose: Love, Grow, Serve, Share|
We would like to welcome you to St. John’s United Methodist Church located on Proctor Road in Sarasota, Florida. Currently have three worship services on Sunday mornings – two Traditional and one Contemporary. Our congregation is welcoming and focuses on loving others, growing in Christ, serving Jesus and sharing our faith. You will be able to connect with one of our small groups, whether it is our energetic children, amazing youth, patient adults or caring seniors.
We invite you to join us for one of our worship services or a special event. Hope to see you soon!
In God We Trust
Hello, beloved! My sincere prayer is that this newsletter finds you well…and dry. Yes, that needed to be added as we take into account the weather patterns of the last few weeks. In conversations with some of you, I have learned that this has been the most rainfall this area has experienced in a long time. We dare not cease to pray for all affected adversely by the storms.
This morning, a quick perusal of some of my favorite news pages online revealed the imminent threat of Irma. While the natural reaction is completely understandable (oh no, not again!!!), the truth of the matter is that these are realities of life we must all grapple with. In essence, there isn’t a place in the world exempted from the malady of some form of natural disaster. Residing in the amazing state of Florida brings with it the constant possibility of storms and hurricanes.
Thankfully, we watch and wait…with hope. Jesus said, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Whatever the next few days may bring, God already knows and is more than able to carry us through. Our task is to be prayerful, and diligent. Yes, go to the nearest store and buy some water, non-perishables and other supplies. But more than anything else pray for all in the path of the storm.
Remember that for the month of September the church will take an offering to assist our friends in Houston. You may write your check to St. John’s UMC, and write UMCOR somewhere on the check. We will then send the funds to The United Methodist Committee on Relief. These well trained professionals will make sure the assistance goes where it is most needed. In advance, THANK YOU for your generosity!
Don’t forget about the sermon series beginning on Sunday. It is titled A Fish Tale: Lessons from Jonah. Go ahead and read this fascinating Bible story and come prepared to learn and grow.
For the privilege of serving with you in ministry, I am most thankful. May God bless you and yours!
Pastoral Care Team
We have launched a team here at St. John's to help with all of our congregational needs.
For emergency and pastoral care needs, please call 941-210-9229.
This is a confidential contact.
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
6611 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Emergency & Pastoral Care:
941-210-9229 (confidential contact)
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