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Friday, August 7

Dear Friends,

This Sunday’s text comes from the gospel of Matthew, the story of Jesus walking on water. It is a text we find in Mark’s and John’s gospels as well, but Matthew’s version is the only one that tells us that Peter tried to get out of the boat and walk on water, too. It did not end well for the fisherman.

All three gospels tell us that as the disciples rowed their way across the Sea of Galilee, the winds began to howl and waves began to batter the boat. The men were, not surprisingly, terrified. So, it is all the more astounding that Peter stepped over the side. We’ll talk more on Sunday about what we can learn from this text.

The Transition Team invites you to sign up for a Focus Group to participate in a small-group conversation about your hopes and dreams for OPPC. We are limiting each Focus Group to no more than 8 participants to assure that everyone has the opportunity to talk and share their thoughts. Each Focus Group will be held via Zoom.

Click on the link and you will find a number of Focus Groups available – simply sign up for the one that fits your schedule. We will confirm your participation and send you the Zoom link a few days before your selected Group.


It’s simple: love your neighbor as yourself by wearing your mask, keeping your distance and washing your hands.  Stay healthy.

Grace & peace,
Pastor Skip


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