June 1, 2024

Bethesda & Immanuel Lutheran Newsletter


Sunday Worship

8:30 Bethesda

11:00 Immanuel


Contact:

Pastor Connie Monson

678-360-6089

connie.monson@gmail.com

 


Parish Office:

715-779-5611

bethesdachurchbayfield@gmail.com

Immanuel:

715-742-3440

   

Links

Bethesda/Immanuel Website



Bethesda FACEBOOK 

 

Immanuel FACEBOOK 

 

We pray for Ukraine, Israel and Gaza and all those afflicted by war.



 Hello Nancy,

Sunday services are available online.
Use the Bethesda Facebook link above.



From the Pastor

 

Summer is a time of travel for many. Snowbirds return to the Northwoods. Year-rounders take vacation time elsewhere. Kids and grandkids and faraway friends come for a visit. And here at Bethesda and Immanuel we'll be traveling too.


The season following Pentecost is often called "Ordinary Time." It's a looong season, stretching almost into Advent, but "ordinary" is not the same as "flavorless"! Rather, ordinary refers to the ordinal numbers describing the relative position of members of a set (first, second, third, etc.), for example, the 27th Sunday after Pentecost! 


And it also points to the measured walk through Jesus' teachings that characterizes lectionary readings in this season. We will be traveling with him from Jerusalem to Samaria to Galilee and back again, while he demonstrates to us the many ways in which God is continually nurturing and sustaining us.


While we travel together, we'll also be looking at ways in which we as the church can support and sustain each other and our communities. We'll roll out a few new opportunities to be in conversation together, in service with one another, and in worship together and with others. And of course we will continue in our weekly pattern of worship and fellowship at home.


Glad to be your companion on the journey.


Christ's peace,

Pastor Connie


View June Calendar

Reconciling in Christ Statement

 

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

 

We welcome YOU to Bethesda and Immanuel to participate fully in our congregational life. You who may have experienced exclusion, injustice or racial inequity; You who are young, old, rich, poor; You of all abilities; You from all nations and ethnic backgrounds; You of all sexual orientations, gender identities or gender expression.

 

We are committed to racial equity, economic equity, gender equity, sexual equity. We are committed to learn, celebrate, advocate and welcome everyone through a series of forums and educational opportunities. May we grow in acceptance and become a voice for inclusion, equity and justice.

 

No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

 


The next meeting of the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) team will be at Bethesda on June 12 at 6 pm. The team's objectives are to work for racial, economic, gender, and sexual equity, to welcome all into the life of the church, and to fully live into our RIC statement above. Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting; please talk to Pastor Connie or the church office if you need a Zoom link for the meeting.


The Blessing of the Fleet will take place at the City Dock at 1:00 on Sunday, June 2.

This summer the Bayfield churches are performing a midday prayer service on Wednesdays. There will be silent meditation from 12:00 - 12:30 and a midday service from 12:30 - 1:00. The Presbyterian church is hosting the June services.

Bethesda will be holding an altar guild meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 for anyone interested in serving, instruction will be given. Please consider participating.

A message from Alla


The month of May was a month when we were actively involved in travel, going to different events. We began to travel more often and further. We went to the circus with the children, which brought joy to the adults too. We were recently in Duluth at the aquarium.  Oleg was traveling to Milwaukee on business at the same time.   We take Victoria to a speech therapist to improve her language. Of course, we continue projects, not everything goes according to plan, but we do not despair.  We continue to move in the chosen direction.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


Bethesda's Annual Fish Fry will be Friday, July 19.


The annual picnic will be Sunday, August 25. Dale Chesley and Will Mowchan will be there as we say our thank yous and goodbyes.

We Are All One 

Pride Month Service, June 30, 5:00 pm, Memorial Park, Washburn

Equality is greater than division =>÷

 

LGBTQ+ folks, friends, and family will gather at Memorial Park in Washburn on Sunday, June 30, for a 5:00 pm Pride celebration service. All are welcome as we celebrate the gifts of queer people to the church and the world, and raise up the hope of equality for all.


The goal of this service is to fiercely declare that we are so much stronger as a nation when we look for common ground. Bring a lawn chair for the 5:00 pm worship, a dish to pass, beverage, and a joyful attitude for the potluck following the service.


Participating clergy include Mark Ricker and Lawrence Lee from Bayfield, Connie Monson from Bayfield and Cornucopia, Teena Racheli from Washburn, Kristin Boland from Washburn and Port Wing, Rachel Sieja and Stacy Craig from Ashland. For more information contact Nancy Hanson at 715 209-1100.



Anything in the color blue is a clickable link

Council Meetings

June 19, 2024

Immanuel Council 6:00

Joint Council 6:30

Bethesda Council 7:00

May Draft Immanuel Council Minutes


February Draft Joint Council Minutes (No May meeting)


May Draft Bethesda Council Minutes



Women's Gather

Hello all “Gather” book/Bible study participants!  we will be meeting on Wednesday, June 11 at Bethesda.  



Monday Book Club


Join us for a Book Study on Zoom

Mondays at 1:00 PM




See our website for the Zoom link

Meeting ID: 851 3905 2851

Passcode: 467574


Dial by your location

    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)


Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World by the 14th Dalai Lama


Questions? Call Leanne 715.742.3553



South Shore Quilters

Mondays 9:00 am - Noon at Immanuel

Wednesdays 9:00 am - Noon at Immanuel


The mission-quilt group at Immanuel is always in need of donations of clean usable bed sheets--preferably flat sheets--which we use as backing for the quilts, spools of thread (whether full or not) and fabric.

The Knit Wits

Knitting & Crocheting at the Corny coffee shop Fridays 1:00 - 4:00

The Brunch Bunch
Tuesdays at Bethesda 10:00 - 11:30
Conversation and coffee with women from the community.





Immanuel has a painting group that meets on Thursdays, 10:00 - 1:00.







Retired Old Men Eat Out
Every Friday at 8:00 AM

Meet at Immanuel Church


New information is Red
If you would like to be added to the list or have an update, please contact us at:
Bethesda

Pavel, Alla, Oliver, Viktoria, and Melissa Anna Elizabeth


Marty Burkel

715-209-5250

burkelm8@gmail.com

6302 Mineral Point Rd Unit 211

Madison, WI 53705


Kerissa Morrin

Chick Anderson's granddaughter


Casey French

Shirley Hanson's grandson


The family of Judy Faragher

715-779-5365

PO Box 1226

Bayfield WI 54814



Chick Anderson

715-779-3245

34200 S County Hwy J

Bayfield WI 54814

Cancer


Bennett Anderson

Grandson of Donnie Anderson


Ruthann Compton

715-209-2393

702 Bratley Drive

Washburn WI 54891

Hip fracture


Larry Jorstad

715-209-7150

4237 44th Ave So

Minneapolis MN 55406

larryjorstad@gmail.com

Bike accident


Community


Bill & Barb Peterson 

Bill is struggling with Parkinson's. Barb is now in the same care suite with Bill.

651-270-1876

Walker Methodist Care Suites

7400 York Avenue South

Edina, MN 55435


Ed DePerry

37420 State Hwy 13

Bayfield WI 54814

Doctoring at Mayo


Sharon Johnson

715-779-5510

86520 Valley Rd

Bayfield WI 54814

Cancer


Kelli Ann Clapero

Cancer


Konnie LeMay


Vicki Gordon


Michael Babineau

Immanuel

Myrna & Rich Northrop

715-208-0706

myman@cheqnet.net

87202 Co Hwy C

Cornucopia, WI 54827


Kermit Del Main and family

Judy passed away May 3


Colleen Nozal

715-742-3450

PO Box 341

Cornucopia, WI 54827


Lorayne Reedy

715-742-3563

reedys@cheqnet.net

PO Box 358

Cornucopia WI 54827


Lois Osterberg

osterbergstudio01@gmail.com

702 Bratley Dr

Washburn WI 54891


Courtney Byerhoff


Bill Bodner

715-774-3925

sb24542@gmail.com

87560 Bark Point Rd

Herbster WI 54844


Chuck & Marcia Perry

715-742-3247

gggraph@cheqnet.net

87140 County Rd C

Cornucopia, WI 54827


Julie Monroe

815 -575-2903

juliemonroe@sbcglobal.net

636 E Kimball Avenue

Woodstock IL 60098


Rhiannon Tourdot


Holly Tourdot


Jennifer Schlack



Karen Novachek

602-809-8731

karensnovachek@gmail.com

610 E 4th St

Washburn WI 54891


Dick Florence

715-742-3448

89730 Roman's Point Road

Herbster WI 54844


Stacey Uhlman

June Birthdays

2 - Ruthann Compton

2 - Evan Powers

3 - Megan Draheim

3 - Ryan Faragher

4 - Mike Goodier

4 - Emmett Langness

4 - Thoreson Le Blanc

7 - BJ Vanderbrug

9 - Roger Branham IV

9 - Will Mowchan

10 - Jane Edwards

12 - Elise Lennon

13 - Cole Meierotto

14 - Susan Dietel

14 - Ian Kramer

17 - Meg Klungness

17 - Sarah Weber-Purves

19 - Orrin Odegard

25 - Karen Novachek

27 - Bill Bodner

27 - Signe Branham

30 - Ruthie Ludeking