|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 September 13 we will have 2 blended services at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. on campus. You may continue to watch online. Live-stream happens at the 9:00 a.m. service.
A Word From Pastor Jaime
Striving for Excellence
Booker T. Washington submitted that “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” A simple definition of this phrase is to “make great effort to become outstanding or extremely good.” Late last year, in the process of identifying our core values as a local congregation, consensus was not hard to come by for those taking part in the exercise. Everyone voiced an unequivocal desire to pursue excellence in our work of ministry; to bring our very best to God.
Therefore, as a Christ-centered, loving community of faith we strive for excellence. Note that there is a substantial difference between perfection and excellence. The pursuit of perfection is often driven by…fear and insecurity. In essence, we cannot stand to think what others may feel or say about us once they find out we are not perfect. We work incredibly hard in our feeble attempt to reach a goal that is unattainable and leaves us confounded and discouraged. Seeking excellence, on the other hand, is birthed out of a genuine desire and a sincere commitment to do our very best simply because we understand God deserves no less. Though the road to excellence is arduous and challenging, it nonetheless leads to joy and gratitude. After all, we learn about excellence from God Himself. Peter wrote, “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” (2 Peter 1:3, NLT) Brother and sisters, let us endeavor to continue going after excellence in our lives and relationship with God out of our understanding of Who God is!
Join us on Sunday as we begin our new series Asking for a Friend: What the Bible Says About…We will look at topics that are not often discussed for various reasons. Thanks for continuing to be such an important part of St. John’s. May God bless you and yours beyond measure. We go on,
Serving All. Following One,
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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