Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of
our hands; Yes confirm the work of our hands.

Psalm 90:17

Marinette, Peshtigo and Harmony Friends,

     April showers bring May flowers is a saying that I grew up hearing but we only have
faith that the snow and rain that we received in April will bring forth God's wonderful blessings
of color and growth this month.

     April was a crazy good month and the Lord brought many blessings through all our efforts
to regather as communities of faith.  I say this as the month started with in-person services for
Easter Sunday and what a blessing that was to see so many of you!  If you are still not comfortable
with returning to be in-person have no worries as I continue to offer a highlight video of the
service on Sunday afternoons.  I give thanks to the Lord each and every day that you respond to
these online clips as well.

     It is vitally important that every once in a while that we step back and view the entire
work of God rather than simply getting caught focusing on any one thing we are doing. With that
said, I will be out of the pulpit this month from Monday, May 10th - Sunday, May 16th for a week
of vaction time.  I thank Teri Peterson in advance for her willingness to bring forth a message
from God that Sunday.  Please pray for her discernment of what God is calling her to say to all
three congregations and then come and listen.  To be clear there will not be an on line recording
that Sunday, May 16th.

     I always find it to be very reassuring that God has a plan beyond what we can comprehend.
This also means that we must be aware that God may just be providing for the growth in a 
different way than we may be expecting.  God's ongoing creation work will provide for growth
all around us.  And so I ask each of you what areas of growth has God sent your way today?

Praying for you to Experience the Lord's Blessings, Pastor Nate