Voice 1: On that day, when evening had come, Jesus said to them,
Voice 2: “Let us go across to the other side.”
Voice 1: And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was.
Voice 2: Other boats were with them.
Voice 1: A great windstorm arose!
Congregation: Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Voice 1: And the waves beat into the boat!
Voices 1 and 2: We’re swamped! We’re swamped!
Congregation: We’ll drown! We’ll drown!
Voice 2: But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion.
Voice 1: They woke him up and said to him, “Teacher!”
Voice 2: Teacher!
Congregation: “Teacher! Do you not care that we are perishing?”
Voice 1: He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!”
Voice 2: Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.
Voice 1: He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”
Voice 2: And they were filled with great awe.
Voice 1: They said to one another, “Who is this?”
Congregation: WHO IS THIS?!?!!
Voice 2: “Even the wind and the sea obey him.”
Voice 1: Even the wind and the sea.
This participatory scripture reading is adapted from an earlier version using four voices and congregation, which may be found here: Even the Wind and the Sea.