Dearest Faith Community Near and Far-

Well, it’s Saturday night and I am just looking at this. Sorry it is so late, but it has been a really busy week at church. Just know I’m looking forward to seeing you for worship tomorrow! 

Dates to Remember

  • Sunday morning schedule: 8:30- Sacred Space, 9:30- Fellowship, 10:00- Worship

Making Headway

We’re making some headway on some more projects around the church. 

  • Check out the flooring in the kitchen and the entryway to the church. It was done this past week and it looks great!
  • The new space in the pantry was painted. It looks gorgeous. Thanks to everyone who made it possible. 
  • Thanks to everyone who came out today for our workday. What a difference many hands working together can make! Thank you for all your help!

Mark your calendars:

  • Volunteer Appreciation Lunch- For everyone who has volunteered in our ministries this past year. Join on Saturday, February 24 from 12-2:30pm 
  • Rededication of the building- Join us on Sunday, March 10 at 4pm as we do a time to celebrate our renewed space after the hurricane. 

Happy New Year-
Pastor Devon

ps…Fridays and Saturdays are the two days I am taking off every week. This isn’t always working great, but I am really trying hard to take these days off each week. If I do not get back to you, please know I will on Mondays.

Worship with Wintergarden
Sunday, February 11, 2024

Sacred Space Meditation Service @ 8:30 am
In The Garden By The Fountain 
(we are trying to get this live on Facebook, but it hasn’t worked yet. 
We will keep trying.)

Fellowship (light continental breakfast) @ 9:30 am
Worship following about 10:00 am

In the Sanctuary and on Facebook Live

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, February 11, 2024
Fellowship @ 9:30 am
Relaxed Traditional Worship @ 10:00 am

Welcoming and Affirming All of God’s People
Scripture Lesson: Romans 8:31-39

Every Monday – Lectio Divina
Every Tuesday & Friday – Wintergarden Bees
Every Wednesday Food Truck Delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm 

Feb. 10 Coffee, Conversation, Gardeners Gather, and WorkdayFeb. 14 Ash Wednesday 9am in the garden
Feb. 14 Lenten Bible Study and Dinner 5:30pm (bring a dish to share)
Feb. 20 Homeless Coalition meal at 4:30pm
Feb. 21 Lenten Bible Study and Dinner 5:30pm (bring a dish to share)
Feb. 22 CNS Care N Share (Every 4th Thurs.)
Feb. 23 Family Fun Night (Last Friday of every month)
Feb. 24 Volunteer Appreciation Lunch from 12-2:30pm
Feb. 28 Lenten Bible Study and Dinner 5:30pm (bring a dish to share)
In order for us to do Sacred Space, we need some folks to show up by 8:15 to help with set-up. If we don’t have help with set-up, we will not be able to continue Sacred Space. In addition, we have been trying to get it online, but have had issues. We will keep trying. Thanks for your help and understanding. 
This Lent, everyone is invited into a journey to learn more about what it means to become a welcome, accepting, and affirming faith community. I hope you will join us on this journey of deeper understanding and love. 
We wanted to let you know our official office hours. The staff has made a few changes to the hours the church is open. We are working on creating some better boundaries for the staff with work. Here are some details:

Monday- we are closed. If there is a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Devon directly on her cell phone.  Devon is working from home and attempting to work on sermons and worship planning on Mondays. The rest of the staff are taking Mondays off. On behalf of the staff, please try and honor their days off and not reach out to them. We recognize there are situations that arise, but most things can wait. Thank you for helping our staff to rest and have time away from work. 

Tuesday-Thursday- The office is officially opened from 10-2. We are there before and after those hours, but those times are designed for us to be able to get more things done. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will also be instituting “power hours” when we will all be working with our doors closed so we don’t have to keep taking so much work home. More details to come in the next two weeks. 

Friday- the office is closed. 
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDPlease contact the church office at 941-743-5335 or email at
With the pantry cover completed and the weather cooling down a little, we invite you to come volunteer with us on Thursdays. Bring a friend to help! 
Also, we need translators. If you know anyone who speaks Spanish, Ukrainian, or Russian, we need assistance.
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). Prayer requests are emailed to Pastor Devon once submitted.
Prayer Request
Lectio Divina for February 12, 2024All are welcome to join us as we continue to engage in the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina together as a community. Maybe you can add Lectio to your New Year’s resolution list 😉

This Week’s Scripture: Psalm 25:1-10; Luke 13:22; 31-34

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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