Dearest Faith Community Near and Far-

First, I hope everyone is doing well. If you haven’t received a Star Word for 2023, please let me know. These our words of intention and additional ways for prayer. Our congregation’s word is Affirmation. Over the next few weeks and this year, I look forward to spending more time in going deeper into this word of intention for our community. 

Second, we will have Breakfast Church on Sunday, January 22 at 9:30, and unless announced, please bring a dish to share every week. We will gather back under the tent. Thank you for being flexible this past week!

Third, framing is almost complete in the Sanctuary. We also passed our mold assessment for the sanctuary. The building was repiped this past week and there are new toilets and faucets in the bathrooms. The urinals are out of order until the parts arrive. Decker Plumbing was a wonderful company to work with!  We are hoping to get the AC and ductwork replacement done over the next two weeks, as well as get the electricians in to update the sanctuary. Then spray foam insulation in both buildings (again, when the spray foam goes in, we will need to shut down the buildings for that time period)Lots of moving parts! If you want to check out the Sanctuary, you are welcome to do so.

And last, we are beginning to host groups in our bunk trailer. So there will be more people around and folks helping to rebuild our community. We are grateful for those who are coming to help!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 22, 2023

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

How to access the bulletin:
Bulletin HERE
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Sunday, January 22, 2023
I belong to…
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Join us under the tent 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 9:00 am 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 12-4pmJan. 25:  CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Jan. 27:  Family Fun Night (Last Friday of every month)
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDPlease 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  23,  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 Micah 6:1-8.

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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