Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The school year is almost over! Summer is just a few weeks away! Things are so so good! I can’t help but praise God for all that He has done over the past month. He IS in control and knows exactly the perfect timing for all things.

Summer is finally here and it’s full! The Junior High youth Gathering, Senior High Youth Gathering, Alaska Mission Trip, and VBS are all around the corner. Its gonna be busy. It’s during times like this that it is so crucial to remember to rest. Summer is fun with all it’s activities but remember what really restores you…The Word. I want to share a few verses with you that would be wise to take into this summer.

Proverbs 13:25 says this,
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

Psalm 120:105 says this,
“Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path.”

It’s all about Jesus. Remember He calls us to rest in Him. Enjoy the summer, enjoy the Word.

Things to mark for your calendar:
June 3-4th – Frankenmuth Junior High Youth Gathering
June 9-19th – Alaska Mission Trip
June 21th – 24th – Russell in Wisconsin for his sister’s wedding
June 26th – 28th – Mackinac Island Youth Gathering
July 5th – Parade!
July 13th – Family Pool Day
July 16th – VBS Prep Day
July 16th – Disc Golf
July 17-22nd – Russell serving at Camp Lutherhaven
July 24rd – 27th – VBS
July 27th- Youth Lake Day
August 3nd – Youth Lock Out
August 10th – Unity Fest Youth Day
August 17th – Family Pool Day
August 20th – Lutherans for Life Training day
August 21th – Youth Event
August 31th – Confirmation Parent meeting

Things are tentative to change. Times will be announced for each event in the bulletin. The best most up-to-date place to check for calendar information will be the weekly bulletin.

Remember, VBS takes a lot to plan and many hands are needed to help. Prayerfully consider helping out this summer.
In Christ,
  Russell Baumann ~ John 3:30