|St. John's United Methodist Church: Serving All. Following One.|
Welcome to St. John’s United Methodist Church located on Proctor Road in Sarasota, Florida. Under normal circumstances we have three worship services on Sunday mornings – two Traditional and one Contemporary. However, until further notice we will have 2 blended services at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. on campus. You may continue to watch online. Our live-stream will be the 9:00 a.m. service.
A Word From Pastor Jaime
Last year at about this time, our Staff and leadership embraced a process that had as its main goal the identification of St. John’s core values. We discussed that core values are non-negotiable principles
to live and minister by; concepts that serve to frame the work of ministry and to inform our decision-
making as a community of faith. After much prayer and work, we determined that Christ-centered
would be our first identified core value. In doing so we affirmed our belief that being rooted in Christ
is central in the life of the follower of Christ, and in the life of the local church. In light of what we are
experiencing today as the people of God, and as a nation, I am thankful for the fact that this was the
very first principle identified!
Of course, Christ-centeredness isn’t a cliché. It should not be taken as the latest fad in church-talk; the trending hashtag now. When we place great value in Christ-centeredness, we declare who Christ is and who He is to us. Over the last couple of months many have called and emailed reflecting on the current situation in the world, and, our nation. The world has changed in the last 6 months. Now, some argue that at least in part, these changes are irreversible. Others are passionately holding on to hope that these changes are temporary. Well, regardless of where you may be in this continuum, I believe that being Christ-centered, and living out of that vital grounding place, is essential. As things seem to shake all around us, let us remain steadfast in our belief in Christ. We read in Hebrews 12:28, “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe.” (NRSV) We continue to love, worship, and serve the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Starting this month, we will have a monthly prayer emphasis and I ask that you spend a few minutes each day lifting it up. This month’s it is the return to school for parents, staff, students and teachers. Pray for the safety and well-being of all and pray for peace in every heart during this time that is causing a good deal of anxiety in the hearts of many.
See you Sunday at 9:00 am (in-person and live-stream) and 11:00am (in-person). May God continue to bless and strengthen you and yours. We go on,
Serving All. Following One,
Prayer Emphasis For the Month of August
Join us in prayer this month for the return to school, staff, students, teachers and parents.
Pastor Jaime Faberllé
6611 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
For emergency and pastoral care needs, please call 941-210-9229.
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
St. John’s United Methodist Church
6611 Proctor Road | Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone: 941.925.2661 | Fax: 941.926.4436
Emergency & Pastoral Care: 941-210-9229
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
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