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
–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?”
Holy Christ, Jesus of Nazareth,
after the sermons, the healings, the miraculous feeding
in the ghostly pre-dawn glow
as the wind riles the waves and this boat pitches violently
as the figure comes walking toward us, rising and and falling with the water
we don’t know what to think, what to say, how to act
we only know that somehow, even though we don’t understand you, we want to move toward you
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
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.