Fear and Faith

Our service this morning is hosted by Trinity United Church, Rev. Sydney Elias presiding.

Order of Service:
Welcome and Call to Worship

Gracious God, you come to us when we least expect it
calling us out of our routines and our plans,
inviting us to follow Christ on a journey of faith.
We praise you for the many ways you comfort and guide us.
In our moments of fear, you speak to us with words of reassurance.
In our moments of doubt, you reach out your hand to save us.
In our moments of turmoil, you bring calm to the storm.
We place our trust in you this day and every day,
and worship you as our Saviour.
In the name of Christ, our Lord and friend. Amen.

Hymn: All Creatures of Our God and King VU 217
Scripture reading: Psalm 85:8-13 (Ken Summers)
Anthem: I Have Called You By Your Name (The Chancel Choir)
Scripture reading: Matthew 14:22-33 (Ken Summers)
Hymn: My Love Colours Outside the Lines MV 138
Sermon: Fear and Faith
Hymn: Don’t Be Afraid MV 90
Postlude: And Did Those Feet in Ancient Times (Chris Clarke)

The Chancel Choir of Trinity United Church under the direction of Hayden Kerry and accompanied by Chris Clarke sing Dan Damon’s ” I Have Called You By Your Name” published by Hope Publishing. Used with permission under CCLI ISRC#CABMN1900028

Psalm 85:8-13

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
    for he will speak peace to his people,
    to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
    righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
    and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12 The Lord will give what is good,
    and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him,
    and will make a path for his steps.

Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25 And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

28 Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”


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