|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!
Around the Table
Greetings! I hope you had a joyous 4th of July celebration with family and friends. Our family certainly did. We sat around two tables—for lunch and dinner—and shared meals of hot dogs, hamburgers, mac and cheese and baked beans. As food was being passed around, conversations on a number of topics took place. It’s amazing how quickly we can transition from simple greetings to engaging in much deeper dialogue about important matters of life. These times are often enriching and tend to mark our lives in ways that can be significant.
In this era of instant messaging and social media, we are constantly at risk of distancing ourselves more and more from those closest to us. In fact, in recent weeks I have had entire conversations with people that never looked at me as we were conversing. I was competing for their attention with their mobile devices, and the mobile devices won. Think about it. If it’s that simple to disconnect from those around us whom we see, it is not difficult to disconnect from God, whom we do not see! James shared these words with the Church: “Come close to God, and God will come close to you…(4:8, NLT).
This month’s sermon series is titled Around the Table. The goal is for us to pause for a brief moment to look into the lives of some families in Scripture, and to consider the time they spent in dialogue and conversation. We have looked at Noah’s family, and we will soon learn about Joseph and his wonderful brothers. Toward the end of the series, we will have a church picnic at Siesta beach. Yes, on Wednesday July 26 at 6:30 p.m. we will meet at the beach for a time of fellowship and to witness the baptism of some brothers and sisters. Save the date!
It is my sincere hope that in the next few weeks you will make time to simply…sit around the table with those closest to you. Allow the Holy Spirit to set the agenda and lead you where He may decide. May the Good Father bless you and keep you!
In Christ’s love,
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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