Dearest Faith Community Near and Far-

First, Happy New Year! How are those New Year Resolution’s going? I personally think I am just going to work on living with my word of intention this year! I hope we all try to do so. Second, we will have Breakfast Church on Sunday, January 15 at 9:30, and unless announced, please bring a dish to share every week.Third, Sacred Space is cancelled until we further notice. Once we get closer to knowing when we will be in the Sanctuary, we will reconvene our discussion on Sacred Space moving forward. 

Fourth, framing is almost complete in the Sanctuary. Demo team has completed their work, so that is great! Now, we are just waiting for the mold assessment and then we can keep moving forward.  Repipe of the building is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18th (don’t worry, we have a port-o-potty arriving the 17th). And the plumbers are hoping to replace all the faucets, install new toilets, and replace the mechanics of the urinals. Then spray foam insulation in both buildings will be next! If you want to check out the Sanctuary, you are welcome to do so.

Fifth, it is going to be cold this weekend. We will cancel our workday for Saturday and move worship indoors. Sunday might be a little tight indoors, but we can figure out how to make it work!And last, 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. 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, January 15, 2023

Sacred Space
Breakfast Church @ 9:30am
In the Garden and on Facebook Live 
*Please bring a dish to share.

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Sunday, January 15, 2023
Psalm 40:1-11
Join us in the lobby and library at 9:30 am for a time of Food, Fellowship, and Worship. Please bring a dish to share this Sunday. Also, if folks can come around 9:00am to help set up for Breakfast Church it would be greatly appreciated!

Every Monday Lectio Divina on Zoom, 8am
Every Wednesday Food delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm
Jan. 17:  Homeless Coalition meal at 4:30pm
Jan. 25:  CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Jan. 27:  Family Fun Night (Last Friday of every month)

Please contact the church office at 941-743-5335 or email at
Interested in joining our Garden?
Garden of Eatin’ – Food Forest
For more information click HERE
At Wintergarden Presbyterian Church
we’re 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,  January  16,  2023All 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 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

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
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