Welcome to the first Sunday in August! 

Hot days and stormy weather seems about right for this time of the year—we might even say normal!  Weekly worship is also normal and we are so grateful we can share this together. We continue our study of Jesus’ miracles, particularly stories that intrigue and inform. However we do not consider miracles normal, every-day or even every week occurrences. In our non-normal experiences these days, maybe we should open our minds to the possibility of miracles!  Miraculous acts that defy understanding, but offer life-changing spiritual lessons.

Last week the lesson was the power of compassion. This week the lesson is the vast possibility  even a small amount of faith can offer. Such is the experience of Peter, who became one of the great leaders of the church.

We are thankful for the blessings we will receive from our Kathwood choir, from Hayley and Westin, and from Diane and Donna. Worship is enriched by many voices. You may add your voice through song and prayer, or through inviting someone to join you.

May God bless each of us as we share worship together,

Burt and Beth

Order of Worship

Matters of the Church – Welcome Gail Hornsby!

Call to Worship

Hymn of Faith – Jesus Calls Us

Children’s Lesson – We Can Trust God – Donna Matthews

Call to Prayer – Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying – Kathwood Choir

Gospel Reading – Matthew 14:22-33 – Diane Smith

Sermon – Learning to Swim – Beth McConnell

Anthem – His Eye Is On The Sparrow – Hayley Doyle and Westin Gillis

Benediction

Opportunities:

Food Collection Drive-Through  Wednesday between 4:00-6:00

Park & Pray – August 23/Sunday morning at 8:30

Book Study Groups forming! – Let us know if you need help connecting with a group—four are meeting by Zoom and one is meeting under the portico.

Wednesday Prayer Email – Add your celebrations and concerns to the list by calling or emailing Valerie at the church office.

Stewardship Thanksgiving – Continue supporting the ministry of Kathwood by giving to the budget and the Capital Campaign for the HVAC. You can mail checks to the church or make a bank transfer.