Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Lectionary Readings: Psalm 69; Mark 4: 35-41
Text: “A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped.” Mark 4: 37
Sermon: “Eye of the Storm”
Tease: Each of the Gospels has a version of Jesus calming turbulent seas and Mark recounts an additional high seas windstorm! These are all essential passages. Storm clouds are beginning to gather over Jesus’ ministry, as opposition grows. None of his followers quite know what the future holds and many in Jesus’ entourage are terrified. While the tempest stories bring considerable drama to the Gospel narrative, they are nonetheless stories designed to calm our own anxious hearts during times of personal upheaval.