8-13-17: Of Course I'm Afraid


This Sunday, we continue our reflections on the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 14:22-33with a look at Peter's curious invitation to walk on water! "Take courage." Jesus speaks this to his friends who cry out in fear, thinking that they are seeing a ghost. Their ride has been frightening because of the waves and the wind battering their boat. Then they see something strange in the dark. I believe the Holy One has a bold word in store for you and me, for all who have experienced fear at any point their lives. Let us gather this Sunday to celebrate the Holy One's unending presence in our lives!

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Reverend Rodrick Echols Pastor "Reverend (Rod)rick Echols is originally from Memphis, graduated from Brown University, and holds a Master of Divinity from Boston University. In his professional life, he has held development roles with several prominent institutions, including UC San Diego, Brown University, United Way, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His specialties include pastoral care, leadership development, communication, fundraising, and counseling. Reverend Rod has served in various capacities in a number of churches, including Youth Pastor, Interim Minister, and most recently Pastor of Congregational Development before joining us here at NCC! His faith is strong. He listens and communicates well. He is a quality preacher and brings a passion for social justice. He also seeks to provide space for young people to gather and connect. Rev. Rod is a young, spirited pastor who speaks from the heart."