Friday 18th June at 14:55
I am no well sailor as my family know too well.
I have once been caught in a “storm” in a rowing boat when I was supposedly, I charge of my 7-year-old sister.
I can honestly say I was terrified, as much about my parents’ reaction to my stupidity in getting us into this situation, as the actual storm experience itself.
In the Gospel reading this week we have this experienced group of fishermen, well used to the vagaries of the changeable weather on the lake.
They were terrified by the storm that was engulfing them and both incredulous and angry that Jesus seemed to be fast asleep and not the slightest bit concerned about what was going on.
Sometimes we all feel that we are in what seems like a storm in life.
We feel overwhelmed, lost and that God either doesn’t care or just isn’t there.
It is at times like this that this passage speaks to us.
Sometimes what we need to hear the words Jesus says “Peace. Be still.” And “why are you afraid?” Words that invite us out of fear and into peace.
Words that remind us that we are not alone, but Jesus is with us in our own little boat as we face the storms of life.
Peace be with you
- Young Christian Climate Network Relay En Route to Devon!
Climate change campaigners set off from Truro last weekend on a 750 mile relay to the COP26 environment summit in Glasgow in November.
They will be in Devon from 29 June – 4 July.
There will be a special Exeter Cathedral Service at 5pm on Wednesday 30 June.
On Friday 2 July from 7.30-9pm, Exeter University Chaplaincy will host online talks .
Would you like to join them as a walker for a day or more?
Planned route sections particularly needing walkers are Shaugh Prior – Princetown: Fri 25 June; Princetown – Postbridge: Sat 26 June; Postbridge – Chagford: Sun 27 June; Dunsford – Exeter: Tues 29 June. All ages welcome to walk 10 miles / 4 hours each day; and part-days are fine too. Please email email@example.com asap to sign up. You can follow the group’s progress on Twitter: @YCCNetwork #risetothemoment
- World Day of Prayer July 2nd 2.30pm St Dunstan’s.
This year’s World day of prayer will take place at St Dunstan’s and everyone is very welcome.
Diary for the week
- Sunday June 20th St Petroc’s Morning Worship 9.30am also by zoom and phone:-
Telephone: – The phone number to call:0203 481 524;
Enter the meeting ID: 854 2111 1777#
when asked for ID press # to continue;
Password is: 682526#
Zoom: – 854 2111 1777,
Wed June 23rd Thought for the week 10am by zoom and telephone
Funeral of Nicola Pedretti, St Petroc’s
Fri June 25th Morning Prayer at 9am by zoom and telephone
Sunday June 27th St Petroc’s Holy Communion 9.30am also by zoom and phone
St Mary’s Holy Communion 11.15am
I can’t handle these times alone, Lord.
Will you speak peace and calm my storms, or hold my hand while we walk through them together?
Will you bring the reassuring wisdom of those who have come through similar times into my life?
Thank you, Lord. I’m trusting you.
In the name of the One who makes the wind and the waves stand still,
Wishing you all God’s blessings and know you are in my heart and in my prayers