Land Acknowledgment & Welcome
Call to Worship

Leader: O God,

the source of our belonging to one another,

People: none of us can give anything to our sisters and brothers if we have not first of all belonged to you;

Leader: give us your Spirit in the bond of perfect unity

People: so that the Spirit may transform us into a new humanity, free and united in your love,

All: through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who is God, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end.

(New Roman Missal, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Gathering Hymn: “Fierce Raged the Tempest” #286

Sharing Joys and Concerns
Congregational Prayer
 –praying this week for Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda
The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn: “As the Waters Rise Around Us” #708

*Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33
Morning Message: Where is Our Focus?
Rev. Kamilah Hall Sharp preaches from Matthew 14: 25-33 “Where Is Our Focus?”
Silent Reflection

Holy Christ, Jesus of Nazareth,
Even now
after the sermons, the healings, the miraculous feeding
Even now
in the ghostly pre-dawn glow
Even now
as the wind riles the waves and this boat pitches violently
Even now
as the figure comes walking toward us, rising and and falling with the water
Even now
we don’t know what to think, what to say, how to act
Even now
we only know that somehow, even though we don’t understand you, we want to move toward you
Even now
we hope, we pray, that you will grab ahold of our outstretched hands.
(@Joanna Harader via Spacious Faith blog.)

Offering Invitation: online link here

Sending Hymn: “When the Storms of Life are Raging” #595

*Blessing #1065

In-Person Volunteers: Worship Leader: Joe Casad; Accompanist: Twila Schmidt; Song Leader: Anne Bailey; Prelude: Twila Schmidt; Scripture Reader: Carola Ratzlaff; Preacher: Rev. Kamilah Hall Sharp; Greeter: Andrea Zuercher

Zoom Volunteers: Worship Leader: Dave Mathis; Musician: Roger Sims; Scripture Reader: Cheryl Harader; Preacher: Rev. Kamilah Hall Sharp

Hymns reprinted under One License | church music copyright permissions, Annual License: A-714488, May 2022 – May 2023.