Summer has finally arrived, at least for now, here in Gaylord, Michigan. The weather is magnificent, though I could use a few less mosquitoes and flies! Anyway, I am looking forward to a busy but exciting summer - my first living here in the Alpine Village! Here are just a few of the highlights:
Attending part of the Big Ticket Festival in Ionia!
Good friends from PA will be spending a few days with us!
My parents will be coming from Florida for a 2-week visit!
Participating in my first ever Alpenfest here in Gaylord!
Travelling to Colorado for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary!
And then there is every Sunday here at the E-Free Church in Gaylord! I love Sundays and am very excited about the following message series that will cover a majority of the summer:
June 19-July 17: SUMMER BY THE LAKE - Who doesn't like to spend summer by the lake? Jesus did! This will be a 5-week series that looks at the major events in the life of Christ that took place on or by the Sea of Galilee. From fishing to water-walking, we will be challenged in our walk with Christ as together we spend our summer by the lake!
July 31-August 14: PICNIC WITH A PURPOSE - The feeding of the multitude (5,000 men plus women and children) just may be the most significant miracle Jesus performed. After all, it is the only miracle of Jesus that is mentioned in all four Gospel accounts. And from this miracle we will see several principles showing us how we are to do ministry today. And to really put ourselves into the story, on week 2 (August 7) we will have an "All Church Picnic" here on the church grounds following the service.