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ZOOM WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Children’s Ministry -- Sunday at 10:15 am

Sunday school -- Sunday at 2:00 pm

Nursery -- Sunday at 4:00 pm

Everyone is encouraged and invited to participate in these ministries.       __________________________________________________________

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Pastor Varonica Livingston vmlivingston@nccumc.org

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From the Pastor’s Pen

Faith and Focus 

The Matthew lectionary text for this week is one that we love to read and tell. It is one of those ‘nothing is impossible with God’ stories. In the story, Jesus is walking on water and later grabs our attention when Peter began walking on water and sinking into the same water. 

Peter sees what was thought to be a ghost and realized it was his loving master. Peter tells Jesus “If it is really you Lord, tell me to come to you walking on the water” (v. 28). Jesus extended the invitation to Peter to “Come”. Here the story changes and we see a powerful image of what it looks like to act on our faith.

Peter stepped out of the comforts of a dry boat, in the dark, as the wind and waves were stirring. At first, Peter’s eyes were fixed on Jesus and he was accomplishing an unthinkable feat – walking on water. He was not concerned about the wind or waves because his faith and his focus were on Jesus.

As we, New Creation, navigate the turbulent waters in these extraordinary times, the ‘way things are’ has been reconfigured. However, God is still at work in and through us. May we step out of our boats with the faith and confidence that Peter had as we embrace new ways to ‘do' and ‘be the church’.

Stay focused on Christ and the mission. And, we will see God in people, places, and ways we never thought imaginable. Sinking is not a possibility when we keep our eyes on Jesus and live by faith.

Pastor Livingston

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Clergy and laity are invited to a conversation with Bishop Ward and faculty from Duke Divinity School Wednesday, August 12, at 1 pm on the topic of Wesleyan community, worship, and communion in this season of pandemic. Professors Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Sangwoo Kim, Lester Ruth, J. Warren Smith, and Laceye Warner will participate.

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