Weekend Updates and Sunday Worship 10/23/2022 – Gathering @ 9:30am

WINTERGARDEN WEEKEND UPDATE

Dearest Faith Community Near and Far-

Happy Friday! 

First, if you need anything to help with recovery from the Hurricane, please let me know. Just call, text, or email. Call me at 941-525-6671. Also, please continue to pray deeply for our community at large. The pictures do not communicate the depth of the pain, trauma, and damage. 

Second, my heart continues to overflow with such a deep gratitude for our food pantry volunteers, our members, our staff, and our friends…and our wider community. We received generous food donations this past week from Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, All Faiths Food Bank, and other various groups of people.  Not only are our volunteers amazing, but the gifts from our community at large are a huge blessing too!  We also received 200 clean up buckets and were able to hand those out this past Thursday! Thank you so much! 

Third, website modifications have begun behind the scenes. We should be getting a sneak preview in the new future. Excited to see what our amazing web designers come up with for us! We will continue to post resources on our Facebook page, as well as images of the work being done and how we are continuing the serve our community. Please share the exciting things happening with your friends. 

Fourth, many of you know our sanctuary had significant damage. It looks like the rebuildng process is going to take longer than we thought. What a surprise! The session will be meeting soon to discuss modifications to the building and ways to create more space for our growing needs. Stay tuned with great anticipation! We are hoping to hear from the insurance adjuster this upcoming week and we have also partnered with a general contractor who is just amazing! We recognize that everything is fully replaceable and fixable. And because of the damage in the sanctuary, we will gather outdoors for the foreseeable future. 

Fifth, for worship, we will continue to have “Breakfast Church” on Sunday mornings. What will breakfast church look like? I’m so glad you asked! We will gather in the garden, around table, and to eat breakfast. With this meal, we will enjoy fellowship, prayer, a scripture lesson, and being in community together. We are going to embody breaking bread together and being the body of Christ in a different way. We will gather at 9:30 and this Sunday, please bring a dish to share with one another. We will be postponing Sacred Space until November 13 (sorry for the date change) and worship online until November 13. We are in the process of trying to figure out what online services will look like and are working with the wonderful folks at Creative Sound to figure that out. Please be patient with us as we work on these issues. Again, sorry for the date postponement for Sacred Space and going “online.”

Sixth, thank you for the way you are giving of your time and your financial gifts. This past week, we received or were notified of gifts that will be coming to Wintergarden to help us continue our feeding ministry as well as begin hurricane relief work. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR AMAZING DONATIONS! We have updated our online giving to include disaster relief. Click HERE if you would like to contribute to disaster relief and please share this link with your friends and family. You can also continue to give to the general fund, food pantry, and community garden. Thank you for supporting our faith community and for everything you do to help us live into our mission to feed people physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally in our community. You are helping us truly be the hands and feet of Christ in our community 

If you have any questions or wonderings or concerns, please let me know. Call, text, or email. Blessings to you all!

Much love, 
Pastor Devon

Worship with Wintergarden
Sunday, October 23, 2022
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Sacred Space is POSTPONED
until November 13, 2022 @ 8:30am

We will resume in the garden by the fountain
and the service will be in-person and online
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Casual Breakfast Church @ 9:30am
In the Garden
Please bring a breakfast dish to share with one another. 
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Online Worship is Postponed
until Sunday, November 13 at 9:30am:

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SUNDAY AT WINTERGARDEN
BREAKFAST CHURCH
We’ll have a casual breakfast gathering in the Garden @ 9:30am. 
Join us for a sweet time of scripture, prayer and fellowship.

Every Monday Lectio Divina
Every Wednesday Food delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm
Oct. 27 CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Oct. 28 Family Fun night will be cancelled. The garden is not safe enough for everyone to trick or treat in. So sorry!

Bone Builders will resume in November! We want to let the dust settle a little and then we can start working on maintaining and building our health!
See you in November. 

SUNDAY AT WINTERGARDEN

BREAKFAST CHURCH
We’ll have a casual breakfast gathering in the Garden @ 9:30am. 
Join us for a sweet time of scripture, prayer and fellowship.


Every Monday Lectio Divina
Every Wednesday Food delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm
Oct. 27 CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Oct. 28 Family Fun night will be cancelled. The garden is not safe enough for everyone to trick or treat in. So sorry!


Bone Builders will resume in November! We want to let the dust settle a little and then we can start working on maintaining and building our health!
See you in November. 






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, October 24, 2022All are welcome to join us as we continue to engage in the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina together as a community. We OFFICIALLY restarted Lectio on 10/17/22. 

Our Scripture Lesson is Matthew 8:23-27.

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87832080869?pwd=TUxCRThUcEdRbTNTWmJ6emZRamUyZz09 

Meeting ID: 878 3208 0869
Passcode: 396015
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