|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!
Even the Lone Ranger Needed Tonto
Greetings in the Name above all names! It has been a wet couple of weeks and we thank God for the rain. The summer has been fruitful, and we gear up for the beginning of new school year with great expectations.
The next few weeks will be replete with opportunities, and every opportunity will highlight the significance of Christian community. On August 12 we will host Revive and go into our community with brothers and sisters from other churches to share God’s love in very practical ways. The very next day, August 13, we will have just one worship service at 10:00 a.m., followed by a potluck. For two weeks after that, I will be preaching a mini-series on missional communities. I will be sharing my vision for discipleship at our church as we move forward. In essence, missional communities are small groups of people that will gather twice a month with three goals in mind: prayer, study and mission. The clear aim is to remind us that we were created to live in community, and in order to mature as disciples, we need one another. Even the Lone Ranger needed Tonto to accomplish his mission!
There’s ample proof in Scripture that attests to the reality of what happens when we come together, and of the pain that results from trying to live our journey of faith on our own. A lot of the foundational material to these practices is found in Acts 2. Following the sermon miniseries, training of possible missional community leaders will be offered. For those of you in a small group or Sunday school class, please do not fret. Those opportunities will still be available. I promise this will make more sense in the weeks ahead. Until then, continue to pray for God’s guidance and direction as we explore relevant ways to continue making disciples of Christ in all we do.
I am thankful for your commitment to Christ and His Church, and look forward to growing in my faith with you. On one occasion Jesus prayed, “I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. (John 17:21 ,NLT) Let that be our prayer also!
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.
6611 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Emergency & Pastoral Care:
941-210-9229 (confidential contact)
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