Steve Klassen (director of the Mark Centre in Abbotsford) gave a dramatic presentation of the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark, and explored the theme of being seen by a loving God. Jesus received the Holy Spirit like a dove in a visible demonstration of God’s favourable attention, and his ministry started by seeing the potential in each of the disciples and calling them to follow him. As the lyrics of the 1905 song suggest, “His eye is on the sparrow” and we know that God is watching over us (Matt. 6 & 10). We were introduced to the students living in the Menno Simons Centre for the new academic year, and a potluck barbeque followed the service.