|WINTERGARDEN WEEKEND UPDATE|
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.
|Worship with Wintergarden|
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Sacred Space @ 8:30am
Indoors and on Facebook Live
Relaxed Traditional Service @ 9:30am
Indoors and on Facebook Live
(Masks are encouraged for indoor services)
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.
SUNDAY AT WINTERGARDENBecoming Church
Adult Sunday School
Continues this Sunday after service
Join us In Person
Every Monday Lectio Divina
Every Wednesday Food delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm
Sept. 10 Coffee & Conversation and Workday 7am-12pm
(Gardeners Gather @ 9am)
Sept 13 Wintergarden Wordies
Sept. 18 Begin the 8-week series on the Chosen
Sept. 20 Homeless Coalition meal (Every 3rd Tues.)Sept. 20 Homeless Coalition meal (Every 3rd Tues.)
Sept. 21 Begin Wednesday Dinner & Showing of The Chosen- 5pm
Sept. 22 CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Sept. 23 Family Fun Night (Last Friday of every month)
Sept. 28 Wednesday Dinner and Showing of The Chosen-5pmAug. 27 WOW Day with FGCU and Master Gardener’s Presentation
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 29, 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 11:16-19, 25-30.
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
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“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 (https://floridahealthcovid19.gov). 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 16.4% as of August 25, 2022
FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY
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.