Dearest Faith Community Near and Far-

First, Happy New Year! Looking forward to 2023 and all that is in-store for us individually, as a faith community, and for our community at large. 

Second, we will have Breakfast Church on Sunday, January 8 at 9:30, and unless announced, please bring a dish to share every week.

Third, Sacred Space will resume this Sunday at 8am. Looking forward to seeing you by the fountain in the garden.  

Fourth, framing has begun in the sanctuary. Also, the demo team will be back this week to finish a few more things and then we will retest for mold. We also have scheduled the building to be repiped, updating of the toilets, urinals, and sinks in the bathrooms, spray foam insulation for both buildings, electrical work, and more! Things are starting to move forward and we are excited to see the progress happening.

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 8, 2023

Sacred Space @ 8am
At the Fountain and on Facebook Live
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 8, 2023

We Keep Seeking Epiphany

Matthew 2:1-12; Matthew 2:13-23

We will continue giving out Star Words for the month of January. 

Every Monday Lectio Divina on Zoom, 8am
Every Wednesday Food delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm
Jan. 10th  Wintergarden Wordies on Zoom at 1pm
Jan. 14th  Coffee, Conversation, Gardeners Gather, and Workday
Jan. 17th  Homeless Coalition meal at 4:30pm
Jan. 25th  CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Jan. 27th  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  10,  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 Psalm 40:1-11

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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