Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Amazing weather this weekend…temperatures at least in the 50’s. We got all of our outside furniture out and set up; I had my devotions on the front deck in the morning and dinner on the back deck in the afternoon. I even got a bit of a sunburn on my face. The work crews are out cleaning up the sand off the streets. All but the biggest piles of snow are gone, except the snow dump across from our house…that still has a way to go. And then came Sunday afternoon and snow in the air. Springtime in the Keweenaw!
Had a nice visit with our Village Missions district representatives this past week. Had to do it via zoom this time; still it was nice to see them and catch up on things. We also had our usual meeting with the elders, also via zoom. It is nice to get to see other people even if it is over the computer.
On May 11th we are going to be starting another Bibliology class. We will be meeting via zoom or with “social distancing” in the fellowship hall. Please let me know if you would like to join us via zoom and I will send you an invitation. We have tried this the past couple of weeks, with the end of the doctrine class, and it has worked quite well. The fellowship is really good, along with studying God’s word.
Our son Ben made it back this week from his stay in Colorado; he drove his new car that he got from his sister Aimee. Quite a long drive…glad he made it. He is planning on working at Gitche Gumee Bible Camp through the summer. We were glad that Veronica also got a job, working at Family Dollar which is only a few blocks from our house so she can walk to and from work. She is planning on going back to Frontier School of the Bible in the fall.
Sunday’s message looked at Psalm 46. Martin Luther wrote the song A Mighty Fortress Is Our God from this Psalm. It was a difficult time in his life, he was having several physical issues along with all the death surrounding the black plague. Even in difficult times God was his strength and his refuge. The last several verses of this Psalm are a good reminder for all of us…cease striving…be still…and know that He is God. He will be exalted among the nations and the whole earth.
Pastor Kevin Hausman