|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!
Peaceful greetings, all! I am so glad spring is here. Hopefully you are enjoying good health. We have been praying for a great harvest from Easter and are waiting with expectation for God to do great things. You won’t want to miss it.
Earlier in the week as I spent some time home with my son who was under the weather, the Lord brought my attention to the hymn "And Can It Be That I Should Gain?" Written by Charles Wesley in 1739, it contains amazing theology. The first verse goes:
And can it be that I should gain
an interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain
for me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That thou, my God shouldst die for me?
As an after Easter hymn, it captures beautifully the essence of what we celebrate as the people of God. It reminds us of God’s amazing love, modeled in the most tangible of ways through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The last verse is as impactful:
No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’ eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Some have asked, is it really this simple? Jesus loved me this much? My resounding answer is, Yes! I pray this brings a fresh revelation of God’s radical love; a deeper manifestation of His grace for you and yours, through the power of God’s Spirit.
Trusting the One,
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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