June 1, 2024

Bethesda & Immanuel Lutheran Newsletter

Sunday Worship

8:30 Bethesda

11:00 Immanuel


Pastor Connie Monson




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

 Hello Nancy,

Sunday services are available online.
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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

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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.


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.

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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:

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

Marty Burkel



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


PO Box 1226

Bayfield WI 54814

Chick Anderson


34200 S County Hwy J

Bayfield WI 54814


Bennett Anderson

Grandson of Donnie Anderson

Ruthann Compton


702 Bratley Drive

Washburn WI 54891

Hip fracture

Larry Jorstad


4237 44th Ave So

Minneapolis MN 55406


Bike accident


Bill & Barb Peterson 

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


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


86520 Valley Rd

Bayfield WI 54814


Kelli Ann Clapero


Konnie LeMay

Vicki Gordon

Michael Babineau


Myrna & Rich Northrop



87202 Co Hwy C

Cornucopia, WI 54827

Kermit Del Main and family

Judy passed away May 3

Colleen Nozal


PO Box 341

Cornucopia, WI 54827

Lorayne Reedy



PO Box 358

Cornucopia WI 54827

Lois Osterberg


702 Bratley Dr

Washburn WI 54891

Courtney Byerhoff

Bill Bodner



87560 Bark Point Rd

Herbster WI 54844

Chuck & Marcia Perry



87140 County Rd C

Cornucopia, WI 54827

Julie Monroe

815 -575-2903


636 E Kimball Avenue

Woodstock IL 60098

Rhiannon Tourdot

Holly Tourdot

Jennifer Schlack

Karen Novachek



610 E 4th St

Washburn WI 54891

Dick Florence


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