|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!
This Extravagant God of Ours
Greetings, beloved! I pray this article finds you well. Fall has finally arrived and I could not be happier. October felt like it lasted two months, and the 90 degree weather lingered around far too long. Thank God for the beauty of His creation.
We just finished our weekly prayer gathering. This is always a special time that nourishes and renews those in attendance as the countless needs shared are lifted up to the throne of grace. Among the requests this week, we prayed for folks with cancer, brothers and sisters in need of employment, and others simply going through life’s transitions. We also interceded for all affected by the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. It would be relatively easy to become overwhelmed by the magnitude of these needs, and yet, we keep in mind that our God is indeed extravagant in love, and in deed.
Isaiah expressed it in the following manner: “Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.” (40:28, NLT) In the midst of strife, God remains uncompromisingly steadfast and trustworthy. He doesn’t settle for providing the bare minimum, but rather, delights with every opportunity to bestow love and grace in a way that exceeds our finite expectations. We worship an awesome God!
Our sermon series for November is titled Generous, and as the title suggests, we will be looking at many aspects of God’s generosity toward us. Allow me to invite you to our Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday November 18 @5:00 p.m. Immediately after dinner The Gospel Choir at the University of South Florida will offer a concert for us. You won’t want to miss this great opportunity to eat and worship together—with dessert in between!
Thank you for continuing to make St. John’s a great place to grow by following One and serving all. Never hesitate to call with prayer requests. May God bless you and yours as we enter into this very special time of the year.
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.
St. John's is now equipped with a Hearing Loop Assistive Listening System
A loop system is a special type of sound system for people who use hearing aids. The loop system provides a magnetic wireless signal that is picked up by a hearing aid when it is set to the T-setting (telecoil).
“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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