Bethesda/Immanuel Lutheran Church Communication
Bethesda/Immanuel Parish e-letter
July 1st 2020

Sunday Worship

Mary Meierotto S.A.M.




What a journey we are on as individuals, families, and communities of faith. A journey through a pandemic as I hear many say didn't think was possible in their lifetime. But here we are. With telephone and technology as our means of communications the question at the fore front of my mind is always asking, How are you? Some of you I see on a regular basis as you have continued to engage in our studies, worship, meetings, outreach (i.e. South Shore Food Shelf) and coffee hour. Seriously, I don't know where I might be without you. We are still community. We are still community drenched in the love and presence of our Holy God.
I am excited to be holding our first outdoor service this evening at the ball field in Cornucopia. My hope is that it is a "hit" that flies out of the ballpark. Of course that's always my hope with every activity we engage in together as community.
Please, please hold in prayer the people on our prayer list. This is also a contact list of people that may not be ill, but never the less are not connected to technology. Please help me in continuing to make phone calls and send cards.
Like you, I have so many questions. When will this end? Will this ever end? Will there be a vaccination that works and is available to all of us? And then we have our racism which has been in a pandemic mode for hundreds of years. Will layers of changes be met in our systems, and institutions,.... and in our hearts, to make the lives of people of color really matter and equal? As we continue on these paths I pray we are able to grow together in love and knowledge with and for all of God's creation.
Something new has got me energized and I hope it will you too. I thank Al Reedy president of the congregation of Immanuel for the conversation a few weeks ago. In a nutshell Al brought up the point that most of us are old and getting older. Although this is a fact, we glorify in that our two churches (peoples) are very active in our communities and volunteering has shown no limits of time or age. In other words we are blessed to be a blessing. But back to the old part. We have a handful of people under the age of 60 in both churches. Do you have any idea what their hopes and dreams are for their lives, for their children, for their communities, for their communities of faith? I don't. So, we took our conversation a step further and both councils agreed a good idea might be to get these young'ins together and find out. These kids are excited about the idea which like I said energizes me and puts a grin on my face. They will be having their first meeting this month. Thank you to these folks for stepping up. Excited. Newness. Hope. Here are their names (all under 60):
Ashley Georgeson
Jeanna Metelica
Teresa Weber
Mark Ludeking and Kylie Vadenis
Bev Volpone
Fred and Kelly Faye
Susan Woodbury
Prayerfully we move forward in courage and Hope!
Stay well! Peace and Blessings to you and your families!

Mary Meierotto
Anything in the color blue is a clickable link.
Worship and Holy Communion
(Have some bread, wine/juice available and a lit candle)
Every Sunday at 10:00am

Please pick up on the table inside the back door. 

Stream Live on Facebook or Watch Old Services...

Coffee and Fellowship at 9:00 before service

Meeting ID: 229-508-663
Password: 056996 (May not need password)
Socially Distanced Socialization
The council has discussed keeping our churches closed through August or September. 

We will be able to sing if everyone wears a mask. (Bayfield County Health Dept) Everyone! 

There will be a prayer at 11:00 am at each of the starting locations and we will walk along the sidewalks of Rittenhouse Ave to Memorial Park where we will have 9 minutes of silence, a short statement and some music as we head back up the hill. 

Hoping this lasts about an hour in total. 


Mary Hosted the Second Salt Shaker Meal 
Please call or e-mail the church  office to let us know if you are interested in getting together with your friends from church for lunch.  We are limiting the groups to 8 people at each of the hosts yards.  Notify the church if you would like to sign up. 

Council Meetings July 9th on Zoom

Immanuel 5:30pm
Joint 6:00pm
Bethesda follows joint

Woman's Gather on Zoom

Time: Jul 8, 2020 09:30 

Meeting ID: 891 2437 6983
Password: 594006

Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Corny  Coffee Cart
Thursdays 9:00 AM

a. Enter 
Meeting ID  687-023-713
b. You may not need the password  014830

Bible Study of Hebrews

Questions also available for pick up inside the backdoor at Bethesda on table near hymnals. 

Beginning Monday, June 1 at 1:00
Zoom: Meeting ID: 894 6713 9428   Password: 433313

New Book Study

by John O'Donohue
Beginning Thursday, June 11 at 10:30
Zoom: Meeting ID: 897 8377 1686 
Password: 179947
John O'Donohue On Being
John O'Donohue "On Being"

This will be a hands on Book study. Be prepared for Beauty and a fun time.
Please pick up your books at the Church and read chapters 4 & 5 for Thursday.

Thank you Sheryl Burkel for the Thrivent Card to Purchase 18 books.

Any questions  please call Ashley 715-779-5611
Any questions please call Mary 715-209-0900


A HUGE Thank you to all of you who are able to continue giving during this time.
*If you would like to extend your giving to either Bethesda's or Immanuel's Discretionary Accounts please designate on your check. I am thinking the needs may be great at some point.

Online Giving on  Vanco 

Drop your offering off at the church in Bev's mailbox, or better yet mail them to her at:
88775 Bark Point Road
Herbster, WI  54814

Mail to:
P.O. Box 724
Bayfield, WI  54814
Racist History
Just Mercy    
Discussion via Zoom, Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 817 8290 5658
Password: 071876

On Thursday, July 9, 7:00 pm 
Zoom Discussions of "Jim Crow of the North," 
a PBS documentary  film which reveals the history and impact of racist real estate convenants in the early 1900's in Minneapolis, MN.
Meeting ID 835 1689 4859
PW  924695  
or call 312  6266799

Jim Crow of the North - Full-Length Documentary
Jim Crow of the North - Full-Length Documentary

This 2nd documentary "Jim Crow....discussion will be led by 
Pastor Nancy Hanson.

Church must combat racism at the grassroots


Painted rocks to place around Bayfield during the  4th of July march against racism.

Paint anything you like that is uplifting.  

If you need rocks there are some at the front door of both churches.

Please we need help to get as many rocks as possible. 
Help Wanted

Let Them Know You Care

The people listed below need to be contacted often during this time of isolation. They are either very isolated (Long-Term Care Facilities) or are just plain suffering due to a death, or illness, or....

Just a suggestion that someone had to pick one person a day.
If there are other people you would like to add to this list please email me 


Chick Anderson
34200 S CO Hwy J
Bayfield, WI  54814

Bill Compton
85175 Trailer Court Road
Bayfield, WI  54814

Steve Compton (Bill's son)
P.O. Box 398
Bayfield, WI  54814

Ruthann Compton
PO Box 784
Bayfield, WI

Roxanne Frizzell
87010 Valley Road
Bayfield, WI  54814

Marilyn Larsen
715-209-3557 You  can also text Marilyn at this number.
PO Box 702
Bayfield, WI . 54814

Betty Ostrum
Betty has a hard time making it to the phone on time so be patient. Leave her a message. If she doesn't call you back don't worry. This lady loves cards!
8 S. 7th St Apt. 104
Bayfield, WI 54814


Beverly Buck
Court Manor
c/o Beverly Buck
911 3rd Street West
Ashland, WI  54806

Ed, Shirley and Lyle & Charles Huusko - Charles is in intensive care up at St Mary's in Duluth
20805 Lost Creek Road
Herbster, WI  54844

Wilma Lamken
702 Bratley Drive
Washburn, WI  54891

Wally and Colleen Nozal
PO Box 341
Cornucopia, WI  54827

Lois Osterberg
PO Box 238
Cornucopia, WI  54827

Brad Schultz
PO Box 153
Cornucopia, WI  54827


Friends and Family of Donald Benton.   Read his obituary

Friends and Family of Jerry Carlson.   View his obituary.

F riends and Family of Lu Eckels.   Read her obituarty

Friends and Family of Randy Erickson

Bob Fisher 
He just had his left leg amputated from the top of the knee down and is doing as well as can be expected. His wife Sue Fisher is one of our Wednesday morning quilters at Immanuel.

Yvette Fleming
P.O. Box 225
Cornucopia, WI  54827

Tom and Marge Gerstenberger
21320 Blueberry Lane
Cornucopia, WI  54827

Miriam Hoff
Northern Lights
c/o Miriam Hoff
706 Bratley Drive
Washburn, WI  54891

Mary Lang
27 S 5th Street
Bayfield, WI  54814

Bill Peterson 
Bill is struggling from Parkinson's and would enjoy hearing form you.
Walker Methodist Care Suites
7400 York Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

Margaret Roemhild
1011 Manypenny Avenue
Bayfield, WI  54814

Gary Slead
Cornucopia, WI  54827 

Barb Spencer
213 S 6th Street
Bayfield, WI  54814

Military Personnel

Sarah Weber-Purves, Henry and Maggie
     12017 Pennsylvania Avenue
     Champlin, MN  55316

Patrick (in October, 2019)started another tour which will take him away from his family for the next year. 
Better Yourself : Better the World
The Bayfield Food Shelf has lots of food welcome to any income levels.

South Shore Food shelf's Income guidelines have increased.  They are open the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.  10-2:30.
For questions please call the Brick at 715-682-7425

Love Carsie Blanton's music.  She reminds me of a young female John Prine.  Enjoy!

"People of God ...serving God by serving others"