|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!
Peace in the Wilderness
Greetings, friends! Every time I get to write one of these brief reflections, I take a look back at what was shared last year during the same season. Last year, we were experiencing lots and lots of rain. This year…let’s just say the experience has been different with near record high temperatures and no rain thus far. Such is life.
This year’s Vacation Bible School’s theme is Roar: Life is Wild. God is Good. A great number of boys and girls will spend 5 days exploring how God assists them navigate life’s challenging times. Our sermon series is tailored to follow along the same theme. The aim is to have the entire family growing together. In essence, we want to remind you and yours that even in times of uncertainty, God is more than able to take care of us! I have been “gladly stuck” in a Bible verse here recently and want to share it with you. Numbers 23:19 reads, “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” This side of heaven, we will face countless difficulties. Some of these will be harder to face than others. Yet, the promise of God to save, rescue and deliver remains intact. God’s record against adversity remains perfect; He’s unbeaten! Through Him, we can experience peace…in the wilderness.
I made a request of you last year and I am going to ask again. Join me in prayer for every VBS participant and volunteer. A board with everyone’s name has been erected in the Narthex. Stop by periodically, and lift the names up in prayer. This may be the first time ever some of these little ones hear the Gospel. Let’s make it count!
Summer is a very busy season at St. John’s and this year will not be the exception. After VBS, we still have summer camps with the students, a mission trip out of the country, and a host of other things. On July 7th at 4:00 p.m. we will have a brainstorming session for young adults and families. If you are between the ages of 18 and 40-ish, you are cordially inivted. Set the time aside; details will follow. We want to explore how to minister effectively to this age-group in our church.
I am thankful for the work of God in the life of our church. It is significant. May we all experience the peace of God that surpasses understanding!
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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