Jesus Rocks Your Boat…

Calms the Waves…

And Walks on Water…

8/13/17

Message: Today’s Message is delivered by Pastor Mark Thompson

Prayer of the Day:

O God our defender, storms rage around and within us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from
despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us in the faith of your Son, Jesus Christ, our
Savior and Lord. Amen.

Gospel:

Matthew 14:22-33

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. But when the disciples saw
him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’ Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’

One Service, Two Styles, More Songs:

When Peace like a River

Wade in the Water

We Are an Offering

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Blessing:

May God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.

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