In her convention sermon to the Episcopal Church of Vermont, Bishop Shannon preached on Matthew 14:22-34. “Now is the time for us in the Diocese of Vermont to step out of the boat and go closer to Jesus,” she said. “I pray that we will allow Jesus to terrify us with his power working in you! May we feel the water undulating under our feet and lapping around our ankles. May we feel the wind blowing in our faces and causing us to feel unsteady, and when this happens, I pray that we will reach out, call out to Jesus to steady us. His hand is always there, ready to hold us up.”