August 1, 2023

Bethesda & Immanuel Lutheran Newsletter

Sunday Worship

8:30 Bethesda

11:00 Immanuel


Pastor Dale P. Chesley

809 Ellis Avenue

Ashland WI 54806

715 209-0600

[email protected]


Pastor Will Mowchan

3015 Weeks Avenue

Superior, WI 54880

715 416-3408

[email protected]

Parish Office:


[email protected]





Bethesda/Immanuel Website

Bethesda FACEBOOK 


Immanuel FACEBOOK 


We pray for Ukraine and all those afflicted by war.

 Hello Nancy,

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

From the Pastor


Look Ahead, Most of the Time.

Driving a car requires looking through the windshield at the road ahead.  We watch the road, side streets, other vehicles, pedestrians, and anything else we might need to respond to along the way.                                                   

Driving a car also requires watching the rear-view mirrors. We need some awareness of what’s behind to keep moving ahead.

Keeping ninety percent of our attention on what’s ahead and ten percent on what’s behind is a good way to split our focus. It’s also like that with big things that matter to us.                                                                                       

When it comes to moving ahead in life, most of our attention and energy needs to focus on what lies ahead. That keeps us moving ahead and keeps us able to adjust as situations demand.                                                             

Moving ahead also requires being aware of what’s behind us. We can get guidance from the past by asking ourselves what people, events, ideals and beliefs in the past shaped us? What traditions root us in wisdom and strength? We can’t spend too much time looking back—that insures stalling out and going nowhere. But at the same time moving ahead in good ways requires awareness of what’s behind.

God is part of our past, present and future. We look for God’s presence now to guide us into whatever ventures lie ahead. Looking back at Scripture, tradition and our own personal past helps us understand how God shows up now and can guide us.

Look ahead to go to good places. Look back too.    

Pastor Will Mowchan

View August Calendar

Our CHURCH PICNIC will be on Sunday, August 27 at 5:00 at Little Sand Bay. It is a POTLUCK. Bring your own dinnerware and beverage please. Dan Clark will be leading us in the Holden prayer service on guitar. Please join us!

Bethesda & Immanuel

are looking for volunteers for:

Altar Guild

Lay Readers

Sunday Fellowship Coffee Hour

Email Nancy with the link above.

There will be an Internet Access listening session at Bethesda at 10:00 on Wednesday, August 30 sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches and the United Way. You will receive a $25 gift card for participating.

Read ELCA's Boundless Magazine


Please note that Buccanero's have a new email address:

[email protected]


Please add:

Craig Sorvald

19770 State Highway 13

Herbster, WI 54844

[email protected]

A message from Alla -

July, like June, was a transitional month. On July 22-23 we fully moved into our rented house in Ashland. And this is the beginning of our new life, a step towards our independence. More independence, more responsibility, more goals and tasks that we set for ourselves. While we are settling in our new home, mastering new playgrounds, Pavel and Oleg go to work. What will happen next, time will tell ... Have a wonderful, fruitful August!

We Make the Road by Walking - Wednesday Bible Study at Bayfield Presbyterian Church

“We Make the Road by Walking” is a journey through the Bible focusing on "spiritual formation, reorientation, and activation” written by Brian D. McLaren. We will be using this as the focus for our weekly Bible study on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. You can join us in person at the church or by Zoom (see link below). While it’s recommended each participant have a copy of the book, “We Make the Road by Walking,” you don’t actually need it to participate in the study. The books will be available to participants free of charge from the church.

One of the great things about this study is that each week’s devotion can stand alone, so you can come and go as you need to. You can also catch up on your own. The book acts as a 52-week devotional, guiding you through themes of the Bible corresponding with the church seasons.

This study is open to anyone so invite your friends. You can pick up a book from our church or the Bayfield Pres office during normal office hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or Sunday morning. They are free for the taking, but we ask you only take what you need. If you want to make a donation, you are welcome to do so. The books cost us about $15 each.

(Zoom link)

Anything in the color blue is a clickable link

Council Meetings

August 16

Immanuel Council 6:00

May Draft Immanuel Council Minutes (No June or July meeting)

Joint Council 6:30

May Draft Joint Council Minutes (No June or July meeting)

Bethesda Council 7:00

June Draft Bethesda Council Minutes (No July meeting)

Women's Gather in-person August 9 at 9:30

Lake Superior Bridge Builders

Tuesdays, August 8 & 22 at 7:00

See our website for the Zoom link
Meeting ID: 812 1484 1692 Passcode: 948203
Dial by your location       +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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)

What Is the Bible?

by Rob Bell

Questions? Call Leanne 715.742.3553

South Shore Quilters
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.

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

Marty still waiting patiently as his lungs continue to improve. Please keep Marty in your prayers.


[email protected]

PO Box 1284

Bayfield, WI 54814

Kerissa Morrin

Casey French

Joe Volpe

Sherman and Jane Edward's son-in-law

Judy Faragher

PO Box 1226

Bayfield WI 54814




Bill Peterson 

Bill is struggling with Parkinson's. If you have the time he sure would appreciate a call or card and of course your prayers.


Walker Methodist Care Suites

7400 York Avenue South

Edina, MN 55435

Janet Hunt


34955 S Cty Hwy J

Bayfield, WI 54814

Max Paap

Ed DePerry

37420 State Hwy 13

Bayfield WI 54814

Doctoring at Mayo

Sharon Johnson


86520 Valley Rd

Bayfield WI 54814


Myrna & Rich Northrop


[email protected]

87202 Co Hwy C

Cornucopia, WI 54827

Kermit and Judy Del Main

Kermit and Judy have moved to St Paul for at least the winter months where family will be able to assist them. Please keep them in your prayers.

900 Old Lexington Avenue Apt 101

St Paul, MN 55116

Wally and Colleen Nozal


PO Box 341

Cornucopia, WI 54827

Lorayne Reedy


[email protected]

PO Box 358

Cornucopia WI 54827

Lois Osterberg

[email protected]

702 Bratley Dr

Washburn WI 54891

Courtney Byerhoff

Bill Bodner


[email protected]

87560 Bark Point Rd

Herbster WI 54844

Chuck & Marcia Perry


[email protected]

87140 County Rd C

Cornucopia, WI 54827

Julie Monroe

636 E Kimball Avenue

Woodstock IL 60098

[email protected]

Rhiannon Tourdot

Holly Tourdot

August Birthdays

1 - Mike Cyr

1 - Charles Meierotto

2 - Mike Buccanero

5 - Carol Lyon

6 - Sandy Brue

8 - Gary Johnson

9 - Stacey Paschke

10 - Mary Ekelund

10 - Jeanna Morshead-Metelica

16 - Kelly Faye

16 - Johanna Waite

17 - Mike Herrick

17 - Lorayne Reedy

21 - Wally Nozal

22 - Darlene Hanson

23 - John Klungness

25 - Shannon Paschke

27 - Peter Georgeson

31 - Larry Meierotto