Many of us enjoy spending time on or near the water in the summer. There's something calming about water which seems to ground us and connect us to God's presence. We know our physical bodies need water to survive, but perhaps our souls do, as well. This summer, we'll look at a few of the themes involving water that are present in scripture. How does water represent God's good creation, God's protection, and God's intention for shalom? What is our relationship to water today? Our scripture focus for July 16th is Exodus 17:1-7. We will also be celebrating the baptism of Ellie Grieser during worship this Sunday.