March 1, 2021
Bethesda & Immanuel Lutheran Newsletter
Sunday Worship

Mary Meierotto S.A.M.
on Zoom 10:00 AM


Ashley at
Parish Office:





Brick Ministries
Reconciling in Christ



Last Night I stepped out
of the cabin into the
stillness of night.
The snow was silent.
The trees stood still.
The moon played with
the stars shining in between
the galaxy of this time.
I looked up and
I breathed deep.
I smiled wide.
Awe lays in that space,
between me and the moon,
between me and the stars,
between that breath that I breathe,
that disappears into the cold night air,
that tells me,
I am temporary here,
and I am,
Part of,
all that is.

-- Julie Monroe

Anything in the color blue is a clickable link
Join Us for Sunday Worship and Coffee Hour

Coffee and Fellowship 
Follow Worship on same zoom.

Meeting ID: 229-508-663
Password: 056996 (May not need password)

Mutual Ministry
March 18th 6:30 PM

March 4 6:30 PM

Women's Gather
on Zoom
March 10 9:30 AM
Meeting ID: 860 6837 4823
Passcode: 419919

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

Retired Old Men Eat Out
Every Friday at 8 Am

Meeting ID: 838 1024 9688
Password: 365154
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       +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

To keep the congregations up to date on the happenings of LSBB, the group will provide you the weekly minutes for you to read at your leisure. Also in this newsletter is the plan as of now for the lower level. Please feel free to explore the lower level yourself as there is tape marked on the floor as to walls and doors. Currently LSBB is working on getting estimates for the project in the lower level of Bethesda. LSBB continues to thank you for the support of this program and especially the sponsorship family.
Lake Superior Bridge Builders
Every Tuesday 7PM

Meeting ID: 812 1484 1692
Passcode: 948203

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       +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Click the image to see the basement floor plans
Holy Envy

New York Times Bestseller
The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.

Fast Forward Lectionary Study -

Mondays at 1:00 PM
Beginning Jan. 18th

Meeting ID: 831 7683 0086
Passcode: 747896

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Hosted by Rachel Bauman and St John’s Madeline Island
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 Randy Bestul's mailbox, or mail your offering to him at:
PO Box 331
Cornucopia, WI 54827

Mail to:
P.O. Box 724
Bayfield, WI 54814
When will we start worshiping in the church?

Goal -
70% completed vaccinations
less than 1/100K new cases
less than 5% new positive cases

Here's where we are as of Feb 15, 2021-
4.1% fully vaccinated
16.3 new cases/100K people
3.1% positive tests

These figures are still outside the threshold for safe gathering. Vaccinations are moving in the right direction, but supply is still limited. In light of these statistics, and the new, more highly transmissible COVID variants which are now circulating in the US, we recommend that churches abstain from gathering in physical space at this time

Still lots of cleaning to do at both churches
Contact the church to sign up
Contact Leanne to sign up
New information
is Red
If you would like to be added to the list please contact me
Paula and Paul Lunberg
Paula is recovering from surgery. And please keep Paul and family in your prayers as his brother Bill enters his final journey home.
36705 County Highway J
Bayfield, WI 54814

Lana Jorstad
Lana's sister Joan passed away this past month. Please keep Lana and Pastor Larry's family in your prayers.
P.O. Box 732
Bayfield, WI 54814

Pavel, Alla, Oliver & Victoria
Prayers for our Russian family seeking asylum and all the many things that go with trying to find peace and safety.

Gene Burkel (brother of Marty)
Prayers for Gene and his family as he starts his journey with hospice.
Marty and Sheryl's email:

Bill Compton
85175 Trailer Court Road
Bayfield, WI 54814

Ruthann Compton
PO Box 784
Bayfield, WI 

Roxanne Frizzell
87010 Valley Road
Bayfield, WI 54814
Kris Anderson
Kris is recovering from a hip replacement. Please keep Kris in your prayers.
88700 Siskwit Falls Road
Cornucopia, WI 54827

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

Wilma Lamken
702 Bratley Drive
Washburn, WI 54891

Wally and Colleen Nozal
PO Box 341
Cornucopia, WI 54827

Brad Schultz
Brad passed away February 8 at the age of 71. A zoom funeral was held at Immanuel February 13. Please continue to hold his family in your prayers.
1027 Stanley Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Lois Osterberg
PO Box 238
Cornucopia, WI 54827

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

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

Barb Spencer
Barb is home.

Margaret Roemhild
1011 Manypenny Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814

Gary Slead
Cornucopia, WI 54827 

Mary Lang
27 S 5th Street
Bayfield, WI 54814

Phillip "Tiny" Turnball

Join us for a free webinar to learn about the ELCA response to climate change and one solution, the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Learn about the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act, how it is consistent with the principles outlined in ELCA Advocacy’s Carbon Pricing Basics, and what you can do to support this important piece of legislation.

We are excited to remind you to attend our monthly forum next Tuesday. We will welcome a guest speaker who will provide insight on the effects of trauma on the individuals and families seeking asylum.
Please invite all to register who may benefit from learning about this important topic!
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Forgive the delay in circulating the registration link this month. We have had quite a time down here in Texas dealing with ice and snow AND…
…releases at the border are exploding into the hundreds as of last week with the numbers expected to increase on a daily basis. This shift is in addition to the initiation of Phase 1 MPP releases this week.

Click to Register
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To awaken hearts to God’s work in the world through Jesus Christ,
to confront injustice, oppression, and white supremacy as offenses to the gospel, and
to inspire transformational action for personal and systemic change throughout the ELCA and society.
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We've got a dynamite lineup of keynote speakers at this year's conference - you won't want to miss any of them. Meet them below! The conference is less than one month away, so be sure to reserve your spot. Checkout the conference workshops and register today!

Tuesday, March 16 Opening Plenary

Fighting Hunger, Economic Insecurity, and Racism in America

Offered the last Thursday of each month at 1:00PM

This Month is March 25th
Please call or email the church to sign up. 
Native American Worship Service

Denise Sweet will be joining us March 14: "Women's Ways: History, Culture, and Contemporary Issues of Women"

Coming in April to Immanuel

Leather Pouch & Dreamcatcher Making

with Jim Pete
2021 Synod Assembly Justice & Joy
The NW Synod of WI's theme for the 2021 Synod Assembly is Justice & Joy. Spirit Lutheran's Mission & Outreach Committee invites you to Mondays in March, a series of virtual (online) facilitated conversations. Sessions include a presentation, devotion and prayer, and an invitation to talk about and ask questions one of the resolutions being presented at the Synod Assembly on April.
To participate, please call Gail at Spirit Lutheran's office, (715) 832-2421, or send an email to to sign up. The deadline to register is noon the day of each scheduled session. You will receive an email on the afternoon of the scheduled session with a ZOOM link to the session(s) you registered to attend.
A link to the synod's website and the resolutions is here:
Questions may be directed to Michelle Pride at (715) 563.0023 or

March 1 6-7:30pm Hunger Ministry
The number of people experiencing hunger and food insecurity in the world has risen since 2018. Let's talk about ELCA World Hunger, regional, and local hunger ministries and how we can become more engaged.
March 8 6-7:30pm Care for Creation
The ELCA's Social Statement Caring for Creation affirms 'we are called to care for the earth as God cares for the earth'. How can we celebrate Creation and continue to care for it individually and as a church? 
March 15 6-7:30pm Gender Equity
Explore sexism and gender inequality in our congregations, in our culture, and in our world as a whole, especially as it relates to compensation inequities and sexual harassment in our church.Jennifer Krueger (Spirit)Michelle Pride
March 22 6-7:30pm Reconciling in Christ Conversation
The ELCA declares 'this church, in faithfulness to the Gospel, is committed to be an inclusive church in the midst of division in society'. How can the Church follow the example of Jesus to love one another by including LGBTQIA brothers and sisters in worship and the ministries of the Church? 
March 29 6-7:30pm Racial Justice
Broaden your understanding of racism and the impact it has had within our church and our communities. Let's talk about how the church can influence change. 

Spring Ahead
March 14, 2021, at 2 a.m. 

Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before bed on Saturday night!
February Birthdays
2- Gordy Anderson
5- Peter Lindell
6- Sandy Faye, Henry Purves
9- Rex Dollinger
14- Karen Eicher
16- Sheryl Burkel, Bob Kent,
Marcia Perry
17- Beverley Buck
19- Bev Volpone-Cyr
21- Lola Stonehill
25- Sarah Lund
28- Larry Jorstad
29- Gary Bauer, Fred Faye,
Steve Homa
17- Bill & Karen Wrieden