|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!
A Matter of Time
Greetings in the Name of Christ! I pray all is well with you and yours. After a season that has included VBS, camps, mission experiences, beach trips and vacations, we are now ready (and tired!) to focus on the second half of 2019. Where has time gone? It seemed like just the other day we were attending end of the school year banquets and ceremonies. August 12 marks the first day of school and…off we go!
A couple of days ago, Daniel—my son—and I wanted to spend some time together and settled on what he likes best: watching a movie. We selected a matinee at a local theater and planned for lunch afterward. To say that the movie was atrocious would be an understatement. The fact that we were the only two souls in the theater should have been a clue. In fact, on the drive home we took turns commenting on how terrible the film had been. Yet, we were both thankful for simply having spent time together…Over the years, whether at the Monster Jam, (watching trucks crash into each other), or at sporting events (some of which I would have chosen, others, not so much), we have intentionally engaged in all manner of activity simply to…spend time together. As a family, we have agreed on the importance of setting time aside just to be, and while some seasons of the year are better than others, I’d like to think that we have grown closer as a result of these times together…
The longing of God’s heart is that we spend time with Him, abiding in His Presence. I must confess that the art of “being” does not come naturally to me; it is a struggle and yet, so very important. James was inspired by the Holy Spirit to state: “Come close to God, and God will come close to you…” (James 4:8a, NLT) It constitutes a simple and profound way of communicating that God desires that we spend time with Him as often as possible, and as we do that, our lives are better for it. The keys are intentionality and desire!
Join us on Sunday for the beginning of our new series titled “Invisible.” We will look at biblical personalities that played crucial roles in God’s story of redemption, without much fanfare. I also invite you to consider St. John’s 6611 Prayer Initiative. Set your alarm for either 6 a.m. or 6p.m. and spend 6 minutes and 11 seconds praying for repentance, and asking God for revival and a mighty move of His Spirit upon us.
Blessings to you and yours in the days ahead!
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).
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