Dearest Faith community-

We are working on streamlining weekly communication so you will receive fewer emails but with more information. Included in this email will be information about things happening around the church Friday through Monday. This will include Family Fun Nights, Events in the Garden, Workdays, Worship and Sunday School Information, and Lectio Divina.

If you have questions, please let me know! Click HERE to send me an email.

Pastor Devon
Worship with Wintergarden
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Sacred Space @ 8:30am

Indoors and on Facebook Live
Relaxed Traditional Service @ 9:30am

Indoors and on Facebook Live
(Masks are strongly encouraged)
How to Access Services Online:

Join us on Facebook for Worship Services
Remember, you do not need Facebook Account to join us for worship. You can also click HERE for the Facebook link.
Click HERE for the link for the bulletin.

Loving People
John 15:9-17

Adult Sunday School
Resumes this Sunday after service
Join us In Person or on Zoom

Every Wednesday Food delivery (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 31st)
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th)
Bone Builders – Every Tuesday & Friday @ 10am in the church lobbyAug. 25 CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Aug. 26 Family Fun Night – Drum Circle (Last Friday of every month)

August 26, 2022 – 5:30-7:30pm
We’ll be grilling out (bring a side dish) and the night will feature a drum circle.

At Wintergarden Presbyterian Church we are eager to pray for you!  
Please let us know how we can pray by submitting a Prayer Request online (link below). The prayer requests are emailed to Pastor Devon once submitted.Prayer Request

Lectio Divina for Monday, August 22, 2022.All are welcome to join us as we continue to engage in the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina together as a community. 

Our Scripture Lesson is Matthew 26:14-27:66.

We will gather via zoom for an intentional time of listening, reflecting, responding, and resting in the Word of God. We will meet on Mondays from 8-9 am. 

Here are some details about Lectio Divina. 

Lectio Divina, literally meaning “divine reading,” is an ancient practice of praying the Scriptures. During Lectio Divina, the person listens to the text of the Bible with the “ear of the heart,” as if he or she is in conversation with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion.

There are four movements for Lectio Divina: 
1. Lectio: (Listening to the Word of God or Reading God’s Word)
2. Meditatio: (Reflecting on the Word of God)
3. Oratio: (Responding to the Word of God)
4. Contemplatio: (Resting in the Word of God)

Here is the Zoom Link: 
Join Zoom Meeting: Click HERE 

Meeting ID: 878 3208 0869
Passcode: 396015
+16465588656,,87832080869#,,,,*396015# US (New York)“The session recommends for the congregation to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID as we gather for worship, fellowship, and service. As an act of love for ourselves, of love for our neighbor, and our love of God, we will require masks to be worn indoors when the percentage of positivity for COVID in Charlotte County is greater than 15%. When the positivity rate for Charlotte County is less than 15%, we will encourage masks to be worn indoors. Each week, an email will be sent on Saturday evening to update everyone on the percentage of COVID positivity in Charlotte County and mask expectations based on the Florida COVID-19 Response webpage ( If you are not feeling well, strongly encourage you to join online from home. Click HERE for the current testing guidelines. We will have signage on the doors with the current percentage rates and mask needs for every indoor event with the congregation and for the community.” 
 COVID POSITIVITY RATE IS 23.5% as of August 6, 2022

We also recognize that folks are really tired of wearing masks. With that, let us encourage one another during these times of weariness to respect one another as we all try our best to care for and love ourselves, our families, and our neighbors. The session will be revisiting this recommendation at our next session meeting and will share any updates. Overall, we feel everyone recognizing that COVID is with us for a bit longer and we are all trying to figure out a way forward.