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!
A Weekly Feast
Greetings in the Name above all names! I praise God for another great Lenten season, and confirmation celebration for our students. As a pastor, I live to see people—young and senior alike—come to faith and mature in a personal relationship with the Lord. God is so very good!
As a reminder of God’s goodness, we receive an on-going invitation to come to the table; to feast and commemorate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus through Holy Communion. Sacramental observation has been a central part of the Christian faith for a very long time, and constitutes a vital part of our theology as Wesleyans. We believe that through the sacraments of baptism and communion we are affirmed, strengthened and renewed in our faith. These are means of grace, or simply stated, outward signs of the great work God continue to do within us, through the Holy Spirit. Just a few weeks ago, during our resurrection celebration, hundreds came to the table to partake and join in the feast. The feedback was very encouraging. Some of these folks attend church very sporadically, and were touched by the invitation and reception to the table. As you know by now, as Methodists we engage in the practice of an open table. Everyone is welcome at the table. It is due to these wonderful testimonies that we have decided to make our 8:00 a.m. Sunday service, a communion service. Yes, starting on Sunday May 6th, Holy Communion will be served every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. We pray that this opens doors for ministry with folks that may be seeking that type of experience in their faith. The service will not change in any other way. We will simply get a weekly feast. Come and bring others along!
This coming Sunday as well, we will begin a new sermon series titled Wonder Women. Together, we will learn about some very special women we don’t hear about often enough. You don’t want to miss it!
In his profound missive to the church at Philippi Paul wrote: “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God (Philippians 1:3). Our family is thankful for another year of ministry at St. John’s. We look forward to great things the remainder of this year, and even greater things in the year to come. We serve a faithful God.
Never hesitate to call/email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let me know how I may pray specifically for you and your family. I truly appreciate the opportunity, and enjoy the time interceding. May God continue to bless you and yours beyond measure!
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)