Thoughts: Jesus told his disciples to take a ship to the other side of the lake. He wanted – he needed to be alone. So he went up into a mountain to pray and rest. He was understandably tired of begging, clamoring, clutching people.
But his time alone did not last long. The disciples’ ship had sailed only to the middle of the lake before a storm came. The frightened disciples were even more terrified when they saw what they thought was a spirit walking toward them on the water.
Knowing is disciples’ danger and fear, Jesus came to them, reassuring them, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”
Discussion: Why did Peter sink when he tried to walk on water?
Activity: Think of someone who needs to know that he/she is not alone. We can’t walk on water, but we can call, write a note, pay a visit.
Remember in prayer this week Sheryl Dukes, Vivian Hansard, Betty Kalvoda, Eunice Kraase, Steve Olsavsky, Mildred & Dick Parker
Tonight is the second play-off game for our softball team. Come to Good Shepherd Lutheran School on Lincoln west of Eaton by 7:30pm to cheer our team onto victory.
This Saturday is All Church Trustee Work Day from 9:00am to noon. There are many tasks for many ages to be done. Please consider three hours, two hours, or even one hour this Saturday.
Remember to sign up the Blood Drive on August 18th and a new event “Painting with a Twist” Wednesday, August 24th, from 7:00-9:00pm. This will be the final fund raiser for “Christmas in July.”
Concerns from Sunday, August 6:
Tim Teagan – Prayers for Sheryl Dukes as she is not feeling well. Craig is taking her to Troy Beaumont.
Sheila Wilson – Prayers for all those fighting cancer – especially my neighbor Margaret and my friend Kathleen’s father, Bob.
Judy Stone – Nephew’s wife just diagnosed with MS. 2 young children and cousin, Pat, with brain tumor.
Joyce Bauman – Blessings to my great-granddaughter, 7 year old Eva as she moves to her new home in Omaha, Nebraska.
Betty Kalvoda – Knee surgery tomorrow at Royal Oak Beaumont.
Donna Klungle – Sympathy to the Westfall family on the death of Donna (former member) this past week.
Hornbeck Family – Prayers for friend, Elaine Kast, who is hospitalized with respiratory (recurring) issues. Major concern is she only has one lung.
Jane Egermann – For the opportunity to join in prayer with all Michigan United Methodists as we intentionally pray for the commission on the way forward this week.
No name – thankful for Meghan Rhoades and her music. This is the last Sunday she will play in church before leaving for the University of Minnesota.
Hornbeck Family – Thank you to our talented teaches and staff for providing kids such a wonderful week at VBS. You are fabulous!
Holly Goudie - $198.87 was collected during last week’s Noisy Sunday. Save your coins for the next collection on October 29.
Jane Egermann – Prayers for safe travel and a favorable outcome as Michelle’s friend Nicole travels to meet her adoptive son.
Bill & Sue Wesp – Mom is settled into rehab and is doing well.
Linda & Rick Wright – My brother Michael had his last chemo and radiation treatment.
Bob Whitford – Domination of Caribbean sail boat racing continues. Brother Russ and wife raced their 43’ boat 25 miles around Keericoo and won the double handed race beating 9 boats. Then they raced on Saturday with a crew of 10 from UK, Denmark, S. Africa, Canada and USA and beat the fleet on a 20 mile race. They finished a few feet ahead of a 65’ boat. More racing tomorrow.
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