|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!
Peace in Preparedness
Greetings! I pray you are well and…dry. This past Sunday, following our three worship services our staff met for a planning retreat that ended around 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this time set apart was to plan sermon series, and the overall church calendar of activities for the next 6 months. So, after a time of worship and communion, we planned and planned and planned. It is amazing what transpires when some very committed and passionate minds come together. To say that we were exhausted doesn’t truly capture the picture. But, it is exciting knowing that as we enter our church’s next season of ministry, we are prepared. Awesome indeed!
While engaging the subject of preparation and seasons, how are you preparing for the hurricane season? Are you beginning to buy extra water, batteries and canned goods? The point is not to be scared, but to be prepared. There’s unrivaled peace in preparedness. We pray for no storms this season, and we also prepare. It isn’t an act of lack of faith, but rather, an act of kindness and responsibility. The apostle Paul instilled in Timothy, his young protegé, the importance of being ready in season and out of season. (2 Timothy 4:2) Yes, Paul was referring primarily to ministry, but it is not a stretch to apply this principle to all of life. We have prayed for our coming trip to Costa Rica. The church in Costa Rica has been praying for months, and we have asked our prayerful congregation to lift us up in prayer. Having said that…we are packing our bags, making sure we are bringing the medication and supplies necessary, and for sure, checking the air mattresses for punctures. We have been preparing. You get the point. This is also a great time to ask your elderly neighbors if they need you to pick an extra case of water for them.
Remember that on August 12, we will have just one worship service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a potluck. During this service, we will bless our teachers and students as they prepare to begin another school year. As part of our celebration, the Lord’s Table will be prepared to welcome you and your family to a great meal. You are invited!
I am thankful for my appointment as your pastor, and very much look forward to this next season in the life of St. John’s. Blessings to you and yours in the days ahead!
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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