Dearest Faith Community Near and Far-

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing weekend. 

First, there has been a lot of exciting things happening this past week at the church. Please follow us on Facebook for all the pictures. Also, you are welcome to come and check out the sanctuary this weekend. Lots has happened! Here are a few updates on construction highlights, updates, and property work. In addition, pictures are being posted on our Facebook page:

  • The drywall in the sanctuary is almost complete. Mudding and texturing are happening this weekend. And maybe, some painting. The team is hoping to be completed by June 6. 
  • The kitchen demolition has started! It is amazing to see the size of our new kitchen. We are going to create a makeshift kitchen for our mission teams and continue to get things in order for the remodel. 

Third, we will not have mission teams with us until the first week in June. If anyone is able to come and volunteer at the food pantry on Thursday, please come anytime in the afternoon. It is really hot, so we need more people to help us rotate volunteers so no one gets sick. 

Fourth, the directory went out in the PRAYER EMAIL. You will receive the PDF in this weeks prayer email. (Since those weren’t sent out, it will arrived last week!) If you wanted a printed version, please email Devon at

Praying everyone had blessed weekend ! Lot’s of moving parts this week as we see major changes in the sanctuary. If you didn’t get a chance to write out your prayer, favorite scripture, or hope for our faith community, please do so on the stage this week.  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 
(Also, I am still doing my best to observe Saturday as a Sabbath. I appreciate your help in doing this!)

Worship with Wintergarden
Sunday, May 28, 2023

Breakfast Church & Worship @ 9:30am
with going Live on Facebook around 10am

Under the Tent and on Facebook Live
*Please bring a dish to share.

How to access the bulletin:
Bulletin HERE
How to Access Services Online:

Join us on Facebook for Worship Services
Remember, you don’t need a Facebook Account
to join us for worship. 

You can also click HEREfor the Facebook link.


Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 9:30 am
Breakfast Church

Pentecost (wear your red!)
John 14:15-23

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
Every Wednesday Food delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm
June 6th Wintergarden Wordies on zoom at 1pm
June 9th Coffee, Conversation, Gardeners Gather, and WorkdayJune 19-24th- Cedarkirk
June 20th Homeless Coalition meal at 4:30pm
June 22nd CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
June 29th Family Fun Night (Last Friday of every month)
Facebook for Wintergarden Presbyterian ChurchFacebook for the Garden of Eatin’ at Wintergarden Presbyterian Church

Do you have a facebook account? If you do, I want to encourage you to like “Wintergarden Presbyterian Church” and “Garden of Eatin’.” Click on the blue circle with the “f” in it to access our two facebook pages. 

Why check out Wintergarden on Facebook? Well, a few months ago, Wendy started doing our Facebook marketing for social media. She spends a great deal of time creating posts, sharing our story, taking pictures, and telling folks about the exciting things happening at Wintergarden. For this, Pastor Devon is incredibly grateful!

One of the things we would love is YOUR help. Every day, Wendy puts up a new post. Then she shares it to her page and the Garden of Eatin facebook page. We would love to grow our audience even more, but it will take YOUR help. When something is posted on facebook, we would love for you to share it with your friends and family. This helps build our online presence and broadens our outreach to share about the amazing ministries and mission at Wintergarden. Oh, and you can share our worship services with others if you would like too. 

Truly, we need your help to connect with the wider community to build more and more excitement about “feeding people physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally in our community.”

FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDPlease contact the church office at 941-743-5335 or email at foodpantry@wintergardenpres.orgIt is starting to warm up, which means we need to be able to rotate volunteers more frequently while outdoors. If you can come and give an hour or more, please talk with Kymmie and come join us. 
Interested in joining our Garden?
Garden of Eatin’ – Food Forest
For more information click HERE
At Wintergarden Presbyterian Church
we’re eager to pray with 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
CANCELLED- Lectio Divina for Monday,  May 29, 2023All are welcome to join us as we continue to engage in the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina together as a community. 

This Week’s Scripture: See you on Monday, June 5th at 8am. 

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. Meditation: (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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