Dearest Faith Community Near and Far-

  1. Date Change for the Christmas Cantata!
    • The Cantata has been moved to one week earlier than previously announced. It will be Sunday Dec 10. It will be in the morning at First Presbyterian and then here at Wintergarden in the afternoon.  More details about times to follow. 
    • Practices begin next week! September 28 at 6:30 each Thurs
    • If you are interested, currently out of town but will be here for the event, contact Heather to see how you might be involved. 
    • Please know this is open to “anyone.”  You do not need to read music or have a perfect voice to sing. Just a desire to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Should be fun!!!
    • Music scores and CD’s will be available to anyone who would like to participate.  
    • If anyone wants to sing but doesn’t like to drive after dark we can arrange transportation. 
    • Contact Heather DeGroot for music. We are excited about this opportunity and need you to help make this happen!
  2. Disaster Relief Update:
    • We will be welcoming a team from First Presbyterian Church Fernandina Beach on 9/30
    • 2024 is heating up, we already have groups coming in for the season.
  3. Music Related Suggestions Wanted🎶  .
    • Are there hymns you would like to sing more often?
    • What are your favorites?
    • Worship music you listen to at home but never sing or hear played in church?
    • Do you play an instrument? Sing? Know of someone who would contribute musically to our services.
    • All helpful suggestions for improving our  music /worship experience are welcomed.
    • A suggestion box will be placed in the foyer/ or you can reach Heather DeGroot 570-875-8527 or at
  4. Pastor Devon’s Sabbatical!
    • For inquiring minds that have been asking, Devon returns 11/6, which as of this writing, is 45 days away! Please continue to pray this time is all it’s meant to be. 
  5. If you have a need, please reach out! Any email to pastor@wintergarden email will go to Pastor Syl while Pastor Devon is gone. He will be covering for much of Devon’s time away.

Much love, 
Wintergarden Presbyterian Church

Worship with Wintergarden
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Breakfast Church @ 10:00 am
Worship following about 10:30 am

IN THE SANCTUARY 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, September 24, 2023
Breakfast Church @ 10:00 am followed by Worship @ 10:30 amSermon: Forgiven And Not Forgotten
Matthew 18:21-35
Every Monday Lectio Divina
Every Wednesday Food delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm
Sept 27 The Chosen Watch Party & Bible StudySept 28 CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Sept 29 Community Fun Night (Last Friday of every month)
Sunday after the Worship Service
Follow Me Biblical Practices for Faithful Living

Classes for Children and Adults
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
Lectio Divina for Monday, September 25, 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: TBA

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 8-9am. 

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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