As the disciples set out together in the boat with the sleeping Jesus, a great windstorm arose so that the boat became swamped. As we set out in mission together in the ship of Christ’s church, how many storms arise! The elements of chaos still seem to wreak havoc in our lives, communities, and in the church—and we become terrified. Though Christ is present the disciples and we ourselves begin to doubt his care and power: “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” His presence seems far too weak to help us, though it is exactly in this vulnerable weakness that Christ shows his almighty power. This week, Pastor Tim Anderson of Austin City Lutherans reminds us that we too have set out in mission across Austin in our little Lutheran boat. Sometimes storms arise for us too; yet Christ is with us again, showing us power in weakness.