|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!
All Important, Some Secondary
Greetings in the Name above all names! It is just starting to cool off to the point that one can take a walk in the late afternoon without suffocating. Praise the Lord. Long walks help me meditate upon God’s Word, and in general, think about what’s going on all around me. I have learned to treasure these times of active solitude. I am able to hear God’s voice and to place a lot of different things in proper perspective. I also utilize these times to silently pray for my neighbors, some known, and some unknown to me— all known and important to God!
This month is probably the busiest in the year for me. From outreach efforts, to new member dinners, and from breakfasts at Lakeview elementary to memorials, October is jammed packed. Now, to be clear, these are all great things and there’s nothing else I‘d rather do. I have found out though, that unless there’s a great level of intentionality on my part, my devotional life goes by the side. And that…is not good. I have learned that all things are important, but some are secondary. Prayer and spending time with God are primary. Martha and Mary faced this dilemma, and had Jesus to mediate for them. Martha was a doer; Mary a prayer. Both of these women were highly esteemed by Jesus. Yet, he said unequivocally, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset about all these details. There’s only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42) In God’s heart, people are always more important than stuff, and activity. That dear friends, is of essence!
Join us as we start our October series, “The Dark Side.” Join us as we pray every Wednesday morning @11:00. Join us as we go into the community and pray for people on October 13th at 8:00 a.m., and later that same day as we celebrate Vesta Snell’s life at 2:00 p.m. Join us we begin a bi-weekly worship experience at Poet’s Walk on Honoré on October 5th at 10:00 a.m. Join us…and Jesus in his amazing work in the world!
Blessings to you and yours in the weeks to come. You are precious and esteemed in God’s sight. Peace.
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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