Texts for this week were Romans 12:19-21 and Matthew 16:21-28.
After our service today, our counters told me we received an additional $800 for Hurricane Harvey Relief. Thanks be to God for all standing, holding hands, daring to go out into the deep and serve!
Quotation from the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor taken from The Seeds of Heaven: Sermons on the Gospel of Matthew, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press), 2004, p. 80.
News story about the rip tide and the human chain can be read here.