May 7, 2023: Take Heart; It is Jesus. Do Not Be Afraid

Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened. —Mark 6:45–52
May 7, 2023
Call to Worship: Psalm 56
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn: #94 How Firm a Foundation
Hymn: #598 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Scripture Reading: John 6.16–21
Confession of Faith: The Heidelberg Catechism, question 53
Prayer of Confession
Hymn: #616 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Pastoral Prayer
Gloria Patri
Anthem of Musical Worship
Sermon: Take Heart; It is Jesus. Do Not Be Afraid.
Scripture: Mark 6.45–52
(Rev. Dr. Martin Hawley)
Closing Prayer
Closing Hymn: #647 How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds