|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!
Yearning for the Mighty Wind
Hi, beloved. Greetings in the powerful name of Jesus! I pray you are encouraged and enjoying good health. I sure am glad June is already here and our congregation is gearing up for a great summer that will include Vacation Bible School, camps, family vacations, a Revive Florida outreach event, and just a host of other ministry offerings to know God more and to make Him known. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to serve in a church that is so active and engaged in ministry!
In the midst of such a hectic, yet exciting time in the life of our church, let us pause for a moment; first things first. On Sunday, we will remember the Day of Pentecost. Throughout history, the Church has set aside time to celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the people of God. We are reminded by God that the work continues to be His, and that our best efforts, aside from the mighty wind of the Spirit, are fruitless.
Last night, following a time of study, the group prayed together. During these few minutes, as brothers and sisters made their requests known to God, I heard the tender voice of the Spirit. He urged me to consider the truth in Zechariah 4:6. The prophet wrote, “Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. This is just one of many ways God reminds us that we are not called to fulfill our lives as Christians in our own strength, but rather, in the power of the Spirit.
It is my prayer that the mighty wind of the Spirit of God meanders through our church and community, and that as a result, radical transformation is experienced by all. Join me in praying for this. In particular, pray for a harvest during VBS, camps and retreats, and even family vacations.
In his best-selling book, Fresh Power, Pastor Jim Cymbala noted, “God didn’t send the Holy Spirit to give us thrills and chills; he sent the Spirit to empower us to win lost people to Jesus.” I am sincerely yearning for the might wind of the Spirit of God. Let us yearn together. Blessings to you and yours!
In God’s love,
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.
6611 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Emergency & Pastoral Care:
941-210-9229 (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.
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