Come as you are!
Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe. We are a historic church that is overflowing with new life. From our casual Worship on the Water service overlooking the bay to our traditional Sanctuary Service with beautiful choir and organ there is place for you in our church family. Our members come from all over the region including Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Apalachicola, Indian Pass, Cape San Blas, and Tyndall Air Force Base. We particularly enjoy getting to meet new friends from winter snowbirds to the summer tourists that enjoy our Forgotten Coast beaches. We're located directly overlooking beautiful St. Joseph Bay at the corner of Highway 98 and Monument Ave in Port St. Joe. We offer programs for all ages from nursery to youth & more.
Whether you are new to the area, just here for a visit, or perhaps looking for a new church home, we hope you'll come worship with us. Our doors are always open and we invite you to come as you are.
Teach Us to Pray Sermon Series
New sermon series BASED ON THE LORD’s PRAYER
On August 17th we observe our annual Blessing of the Backpacks as our Children go back to school. However, not only will our children and youth be preparing to learn, we all will be going back to school with Jesus’ disciples as they asked him, “Teach us to pray.” Jesus’ response to their question was to give them a model prayer. We know this prayer as The Lord‘s Prayer. For six weeks, from August 17th – September 28th, we will learn to pray together using this model prayer our Lord gave us. Sharpen your pencil and open your notebook. It is time to enter the life-long school of prayer.
August 17 Week 1: Our Father
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
August 24 Week 2: Kingdom Come
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
August 31 Week 3: Daily Bread
Give us this day our daily bread.
September 7 Week 4: Forgive Us
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us
September 14 Week 5: Deliver Us
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
September 21 United Methodist Women Sunday, Guest Preacher, The Rev. Robin Wilson of Dauphin Way UMC.
September 28 Week 6: Thine
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever
Interested in getting the most out of Teach Us to Pray sermon series?
Lord, Teach Us: The Lord’s Prayer & the Christian Life
by Will H. Willimon & Stanley Hauerwas
[Abingdon Press (1996), 113 pages]
The Lord and His Prayer
by N.T. Wright [Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (1997)]
Prayer (50th Anniversary Edition)
by Karl Barth [Westminster John Knox Press (2002)]