BRATTLEBORO -- On this ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Aug. 10, Trinity Lutheran moves to its outdoor chapel for worship. In this story from the 14th chapter of Matthew, when the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear.

Jesus says, "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid." Amid the storms of our own lives, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the Eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God’s presence to others.

Trinity meets for worship at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 161 Western Ave., Brattleboro, across from Holton Home. The outdoor chapel is behind the church and can be accessed through the parking lot. Trinity is an Open and Affirming congregation.