Our first reading for this Sunday depicts the scene as David confronts the warrior Goliath. The Israelite and Philistine armies face each other across the valley of Elah. Goliath, a giant Philistine warrior, issues a challenge – a one-on-one fight to decide the winner. No one from Israel is willing to face him – no one, that is, until David shows up. Still a young boy, he has brought food to his brothers at the front. But when he hears Goliath’s taunts, he offers to go and fight on behalf of the nation. The story is found in 1 Samuel 17:32-49.
In this week’s gospel Jesus and the disciples journey across the Sea of Galilee. A storm catches them on the way, threatening to sink the boat. The disciples call out to Jesus for help. With a word he silences the wind and calms the raging sea. In the midst of the storm, Jesus remains focused and steady. Mark 4:35-41 tells this story, which offers a picture of confidence and trust even in the midst of chaos. Jonathan’s sermon is “At Peace in the Storm.”
It’s the last Sunday of the month, so we hope to see you around 6:30 for Taco Night, with all you can eat chicken, steak and pork tacos, rice & beans, chips & salsa, with something to drink for just $5/person or $15/family! Should be a lovely evening….