|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!
Greetings, friends! I pray you are enjoying good health, and staying dry. A moment ago I looked out the office window, and behold, the pond is almost filled to the top. It was only a few days ago that the water level was so low, I was afraid we would be able to see the bottom. A couple of days of rain have changed that picture completely. Such is the
power of God!
In a little over two weeks, we will host over 100 children for an exciting week of Bible school. This years’ theme is Shipwrecked: Rescued by God. The participants will learn about what it means to be rescued by God; rescued from sin, rescued from loneliness, rescued from anxiety, rescued from brokenness; rescued for the glory of God. Whether or not you are able to participate as a volunteer, I want us to consider this message for a moment. In his letter to the Romans, Paul said, “8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (5:8, NLT) We were all born with a dilemma of sin, and there was simply no way our best efforts could have delivered us from that. So…in stepped Jesus and brought a way out: the way of salvation! He came that, as we repent of our sin, we experience salvation and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This, in a nutshell, is the message of the Gospel, and our children get to learn it early in their lives!
I want to ask a favor of you. Will you join me in prayer for every child and adult volunteer that comes through these doors? Let us pray that everyone will fully embrace this reality in life, and be transformed by it. Furthermore, pray that their excitement will be so contagious that friends, neighbors and family members may come to be impacted as well. Is God able to use silly songs, and goofy characters to bring about revival? You and I better believe it!
If you have not signed up, do so quickly. We want to be prepared to welcome all participants. Join us the rest of the summer for some very exciting opportunities. Pray for traveling mercy for our student trips to Baton Rouge, and North Carolina. Pray also for a great harvest in Costa Rica.
May God richly bless you, and remind you that, in Christ, we have been rescued indeed!
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.
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. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
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