On today, our first day together, it seems right that we take a look at the first community with Jesus. As we look at the scripture of the storm let us do so with newly opened eyes. The message is one of courage, faith and a re-examination of our beliefs that can bring us closer to God.
The ships leave from Dutch Harbor in Unalaska, Alaska. Each year, the hardy seafaring captains and crew gather the fleet for a blessing of the ships. Just as the disciples did, these men know how to handle anything that the sea can throw at them. Just as importantly, they know the importance of going with God. Those of you who are interested in our connectionalism will be happy to know that Unalaska United Methodist Church serves the area.
As we go forward, to minster in the community and to each other we do so as a team. Let us always focus on the eternal reward and not on the storms. In the end, we will all be closer to God and have a deeper understanding of who he is and who we are, in Him.