Dear Friends in Christ -

posted Jun 22, 2015, 4:33 PM by Shannon Vietmeier
One year when I was a Bible camp counselor, I was startled awake by a staff member waking me up to move my cabin to the storm shelter. A major storm was brewing just west of camp, and we had about 20 minutes to get put together. With two minutes to spare, we were tucked away while a raging storm beat down on camp, destroying trees, damaging the roof of one cabin, and destroying the electrical system at camp. In some ways, I wonder if I trusted that God would keep us safe simply because we were at Bible camp. Unfortunately, we received word that on the same night a Boy Scout Camp lost several campers in a major storm. 
 
Since that time, being responsible for 11 students and emerging from the storm shelter into a natural disaster zone, I have a grand appreciation for storms. We cannot always be sure how the literal or metaphorical storms of this life will impact us. We may not sense Jesus' presence in our boat as we wade through stormy gales. But one thing is sure - He will keep us in life and in death. Nothing can take away that promise! 

Trusting Good News in the Midst of the Storms - 
Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship this Sunday
(June 28), you are invited to read:
     Lamentations 3:22-33
     2 Corinthians 8:1-15
     Mark 5:21-43
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