Bethesda/Immanuel Lutheran Church Newsletter
Bethesda/Immanuel Parish e-letter
November 1, 2018
Sunday Worship
Pastor Larry Jorstad
Mary Meierotto S.A.M.
Pastor Larry's office hours:
Mary's hours:
Senator Tammy Baldwin
717 Hart Senate Building
Washington DC 20510

Why I Vote and show up at the ballot box...

"Voting is a decisive statement of Christian faith that I matter, justice matters, and others matter." - Richard Rohr

"I vote because many of my brothers and sisters can't. I vote for a lot of reasons. I love joining my fellow citizens in a community-minded act. I love having a say in picking the leaders who get to decide on things that matter to me. Increasingly, I love to vote and feel compelled to vote because I know there are about 4.5 million Americans living and working in communities across the country who cannot because they have a conviction in their past. " - Myrna Perez

"Voting is the easiest part of the process for making positive change - and it is the very least that I can do to maintain my integrity" 
- Randy Woodley

"God created us to be a community responsible for each other. I vote because I have faith in humanity, and I have hope that together all who believe in a just and peaceful world can elect leaders who choose to govern with integrity, courage, perseverance, passion, and a deep commitment to human rights. I vote because I believe God created us to be our brother and sister's keeper and made us a community responsible for each other. Knowing that life is a gift from God that must be preserved and protected always from birth to death, we all have a responsibility to defend all human life with dignity and respect. "
- Norma Pimentel

  Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
 Polls are open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Remember to get out and vote to have your voice heard!

Not sure where to vote? Not sure what's on the ballot? Click HERE to get the scoop!

Check out more from this article in Sojourners Magazine  HERE


Click on the e-mails to send a greeting If there are any corrections or if you have updates, please e-mail Aimee at

Don Anderson
34200 S CO Hwy J
Bayfield, WI  54814

Lisa Bissell
Breast cancer.

Dan Brown
Dan is now at the Northern Lights Nursing Home. 

Marty Burkel  
Marty had a great week ...We just got back from seeing Marty's Doc...his words were good and stable and said we will see him in November. Thanks for all your ongoing prayers of support.
PO Box 1284
Bayfield, WI  54814
6302 Mineral Point Road Unit 211
Madison, WI  53705-4363

Ruthann Compton
Ruthann is slowly getting her strength back. Give her a call and see if she needs a meal or visit. 
225 S 5th Street
PO Box 784
Bayfield, WI  54814

Judy Faragher
Judy has been diagnosed with a type of bone cancer and an auto-immune disease. 
PO Box 1226
Bayfield, WI  54814

Harold Ehlers
Harold is slowing down and is using a wheelchair to conserve his energy. He has had five blood transfusions, the last one being Tuesday, October. Harold is 94 years old. Visitors and cards welcome!
706 Bratley Drive
Washburn, WI  54891

Tom Frizzell
Tom suffers from Parkinson's Disease and is in the Nursing Home at Northern Lights. Tom is nearing his end. He is no longer eating or getting up. Please remember both Tom and Roxanne in your prayers. Stop by or give Roxanne a call. 
706 Bratley Drive
Washburn, WI  54891
87010 Valley Road
Bayfield, WI  54814

Marcie Frostman
Marcie is at the nursing home at Northern Lights. Hasn't been eating much and sleeping more. I think she is bored. Visitors and cards welcome! 
702 Bratley Drive
Washburn, WI  54891

Mark Gainey  - new address
Severe arthritis and back issues. Have heard that Mark is doing much better. He is now even able to drive again. Please keep Mark and Karen in your prayers!  
804 S Blue Mounds Street
Mt Horeb, WI  53572

Dave Good

Ruth Johnson
Ruth's Parkinson's is gradually progressing with a fair amount of memory problems, especially when she is anxious about anything new in the routine of their lives. Ruth broke her femur earlier in October and has moved to a long-term Health Care Facility. Cards are welcome!
888 Cannon Valley Drive Apt 118
Northfield, MN  55057

Rae Kellgren
Rae has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Erica Lamb
Daughter-in-law of Pete Lamb had brain surgery, Thursday, May 24. The surgery went well but the whole of the tumor was not removed. Erica is doing very well at this time. Erica is 30 years old. Please keep Erica and her husband Aaron and there three children in your prayers.

Wilma Lamken
Wilma is at "The Oaks"  at Northern Lights in Washburn. Wilma enjoys visitors and cards!
702 Bratley Drive
Washburn, WI  54891

Bernice Nixon
Bernice suffered a stroke. She has been moved from St Luke's Hospital to Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth. Bernice is doing very well. Has no trouble speaking or showing that beautiful smile that she has. She has regained full motion of her right arm and is receiving morning and afternoon therapy for her right leg which is coming along. Call 218-625-8241 before you visit so they can tell you her therapy schedule. After 3:30 PM works best.  Visitors and cards welcome!
Ecumen Lakeshore
c/o Bernice Nixon
4002 London Rd E.
Room #241
Duluth, MN  55804

Wally and Colleen Nozal
Wally suffers from Parkinson Disease. Colleen is having some medical problems of her own. Give them a call, card or visit!
PO Box 341
Cornucopia, WI  54827

Kate Weber-Smith
Kate was diagnosed with aggressive Breast Cancer that the doctors say is highly treatable. Kate had surgery to remove the tumor October 19. The surgery was successful. She will have to have infusion treatment for the next year. 
Tim Smith
Tim had surgery Friday, April 27 and had the brain tumor completely removed from the left side of his head. Tumors in the rest of his body are not growing the immunotherapy is working on those. Tim is starting to experience side effects from the immunotherapy. 
Tim and Kate appreciate the cards and prayers!
34330 Weber Road
Bayfield, WI  54814


Peter Cox, son of Steve and Yvonne Cox, an airman stationed in Oklahoma with his family Jennie, Lena and Lydia. 

Taylor Heckman
Son of Sean and Lori Heckman, Bayfield
       1478 Bentley Circle
    FT. Walton Beach, FL  32547

CPT Patrick Purves, Sarah Weber-Purves husband. 
     12017 Pennsylvania Avenue
     Champlin, MN  55316
Terrence Roth
Son of Ed and Cheryl Endres, Bayfield
    5380 Oaklawn BLVD
       Prince George, VA  53875
Bible Jokes

Q. Who was the smartest man in the Bible?

A. Abraham. He knew a Lot. 

Q. On the Ark, Noah probably got milk from the cows. What did he get from the ducks ?

A. Quackers. 

Q. Why couldn't  Jonah trust the ocean? 

A. Because he knew there was something fishy about it.

Q. Where is the first baseball game in the Bible? 

A. In the big inning. Eve stole first, Adam stole second. Cain struck out Able. The Giants and the Angels were rained out .
    Saturday, November 10
        4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come down and enjoy some Lutefisk served with white sauce and butter, Swedish Meatballs and gravy, boiled potatoes, squash, cranberry relish, lefse, rye bread and Dessert! 
Adults $14.00/Children 12 & under $6.00.
Proceeds to benefit Discretionary Fund for Community needs.

** Want to help with setup? sign up sheets are available in fellowship hall at Bethesda**
American Legion Fish Fry Benefit
   American Legion Post 49 
 is having a 
Fish Fry Fundraiser

Friday, November 2
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pier Plaza Restaurant
Adults: $13.00
Children 12 & Under: $6.00

Fish is donated by Craig Hoopman
Golden Shoes 
EVERY Monday 10:00 - 11:00
EVERY Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Historic Herbster Gym

Golden Shoes is a no charge exercise program designed for seniors, but open to all ages. The focus of the program is flexibility, balance, coordination and strengthening. Bev Steele, Golden Shoes Instructor
Brunch Bunch
EVERY Tuesday
9:30 - 11:00
at Bethesda

Join the ladies, your friends and neighbors 
for a time of coffee, stories, and fellowship!
South Shore Quilters
EVERY Wednesday 
9:00 - Noon
at Immanuel

Making quilts for Lutheran World Relief. 
All are invited to help and bring a friend!!
Women "Gather"
 W ednesday 
November 14
9:30 AM

Join Bethesda 
Women For Study and Fellowship
Your Friends are welcome too!
NOVEMBER 2018 Events
Superior Lifelong Learning presents: COME BACK TO THE CLASSICS
Instructor: EVE ERICKSON
Come join Eve Erickson for Classic Book Series. Participants will meet 6 times, and cover two (2) major works. The first 3 sessions will cover the book "The Way we Live Now"   by author: Anthony Trollope.
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Classic Book Series: The second classic and 3 sessions will cover the book TBD
WHEN:Friday, Jan. 11 & 25, 2019 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
   Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
WHERE:  Bell Town Hall
22620 Ash St, Cornucopia, WI 54827, USA
Enjoy the read and we hope to see you at the Classic Book Series class!
To register: Call CORE at (715) 779-3457 or email us at      
Friday Friends - November 9, 2018      
Guest Speakers: Fred Faye & Fritz Hauser
Making Cheese & Pressing Cider
WHEN:Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
109 S 6th St, Bayfield, WI 54814, US
MENU - Baked Potato Bar & Apples Crisp
A program of CORE Community Resources, Friday Friends is for residents of communities in the Bayfield, Cornucopia, Madeline Island, Red Cliff, and Washburn zip codes, age 55 and over. (Free will offerings are appreciated)
To register: Call CORE at (715) 779-3457 or email us at
Reservations are required by November 2, 2018.
Let's Do Lunch Cooking Group: LET'S TALK FISH !
WHEN:Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
109 S 6th St, Bayfield, WI 54814, US
Join a kitchen full of enthusiastic cooks as you prepare and enjoy a fabulous meal together. As always, there will great food, laughter, and conversation. A program of CORE Community Resources, Let's Do Lunch is for residents of communities in the Bayfield, Cornucopia, Madeline Island, Red Cliff, and Washburn zip codes, age 55 and over.     (Free will offering are appreciated)
To register: Call CORE at (715) 779-3457 or email us at              
Reservations are required by November 23, 2018.
Superior Lifelong Learning presents: MAKING FLEECE LINED MITTENS
Instructor: Gina Emily
Make a pair of warm fleece lined mittens by recycling and felting an old wool sweater and polar fleece.
Instructions and supply list will be sent on how to felt a wool sweater before class. See full description of class on our Calendar on website
WHEN:Friday, Nov. 15 & 16, 2018 - 9:30 - 11:30 am
WHERE:  Bell Town Hall
22620 Ash St, Cornucopia, WI 54827, USA
To register: Call CORE at (715) 779-3457 or email us at      
Health & Wellness:CHAIR YOGA
Instructor: Sandy Brue
Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. It is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing, using a chair for support, to deepen flexibility and strengthen personal body awareness. It is taught at a way to achieve physical and mental balance and fitness.
WHEN: Monday, Nov.5, 12, 19, 26   11:00 am - Noon  
109 S 6th St, Bayfield, WI 54814, US
This is a program of CORE Community Resources and is for residents of communities in the Bayfield, Cornucopia, Madeline Island, Red Cliff, and Washburn zip codes, age 55 and over.    
Space is limited to 20 participants - per class.
To register: Call CORE at (715) 779-3457 or email us at
Reservations are required by November 1, 2018
Volunteer Opportunities with CORE!
     Friday Friends, The Friday Friends committee would greatly appreciate your help with one of the monthly Kitchen Crews, serving and cleaning up after the lunch. For more information, contact CORE at 715-779-3457 or email
Friends in Deed volunteers work with people ages 55 & over, in various ways: rides to medical appointments, help with household tasks, repairs, technology assistance, friendly visits, and much more. You select the ways in which you want to help and decide when, where, and how often you volunteer. To schedule an orientation, contact CORE at 715-779-3457 and learn how you can help others as a Friend in Deed volunteer.

Sunday, November 25
9:30 - 12:00
at Bethesda Lutheran Church

Pancakes, Sausage, Homemade Applesauce, Juice and Coffee.
Invite your Friends!!
Everyone and Anyone is Welcome!!

Thank you for setting up in October:
Ed & Jeanna Metelica
Teresa Weber 

Thank you for flipping in October:
Ed & Jeanna Metelica
Teresa Weber 

 Are YOU going to be our "Flippers"  in December??

 Thank You! Thank YOU! Thank YOU!!

Let's Do Lunch

November Schedule 
Friday, November 9 
11:30 - 1:00
Bethesda Lutheran Church

Come join us to learn how to make some wonderful food with our chefs.  You can join in on the preparing, and cooking of the food or just come to socialize.

Park N Song Singers
       Park N Song Singers              
                    November Dates:

Thursday, November 8 11 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 15 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 22 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Pictured: The choir performed for the Northern Lights Nursing Home and the Oaks, Thursday, May 24.
How Lutherans Interpret The Bible... 

S.A.M Mary Meierotto will be leading a Bible Study on How Lutherans Interpret The Bible... Starting this November. Stay tuned for details!!! 
Puzzle Exchange is happening NOW!


Lots of puzzles to choose from. Bring a Puzzle.. Take a Puzzle. Start planning your winter nights and grab a few on Sunday! 
Bethesda received a Technology Grant! 

In the beginning of June, Bethesda applied for a Technology Grant through the NW Synod of WI to improve our live streaming capabilities with a new camera, and to create a new website! Even though we did not receive the full amount we asked for.... we did receive enough for a new camera and to cover the cost of the website for two years!

The camera is due to arrive on Halloween... so check out the livestream HERE on Sunday, November 4


Check out our new website 
You can sign up for Events, check out the Monthly Calendar, connect to the newsletter and so much more.

Have something to add to the monthly newsletter?

If you have something you want added to the monthly newsletter, please email Aimee at before the first of the upcoming month! 
We now can LIVESTREAM our Worship Services at Bethesda
On Sunday morning if you want to sit at home because you are sick, or tired, or just because - watch the worship on our Facebook page LIVE or Later:

Our offices now have a secure network.
WiFi is still open to all 
Go to your settings - Choose WiFi - 
Select either Bethesda Guest 2G or Bethesda Guest 5G
Password:  BuddyChrist!!



November Birthdays

11/2 - Patty Carver
11/2 - Martin Burkel
11/2 - Aimee Kaufmann
11/3 - Shirley Huusko
11/9 - Mary Thiel
11/9 - Jeff Wenz
11/16 - Diane Hall
11/17 - Gina Emily
11/20 - Jen Japs
11/21 -  Janice Korpela
11/22 - Paul Lundberg

November  Baptismal Anniversaries

Yvonne Cox                     11/1
Sandra Fay                     11/9
Dan Weber                      11/10
Jane Edwards                 11/25
James Collier                   11/27

                               November  Wedding Anniversaries
                Gary & Lynette Benzschawel              November 10 , 1984            34  years
                 Mark & Karen Gainey                        November  29, 1986             32  years
                Bruce & Barb Hoekstra                     November  22, 1975             43  years


Worship at Bethesda 8:30 AM
Worship at Immanuel 11:00 AM
AA & Al-Anon at Immanuel  7:00 PM
Last Sunday (November 25) , FREE Community Pancake Breakfast  9:30 - Noon at Bethesda

Golden shoes at Historic Herbster Gym  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Prayer Shawl Knitters meet at Bethesda 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Quilters at Town of Bell Community Center 9:00 AM - NOON followed by potluck
November 5,12,19,26 - Chair Yoga at Bethesda 11:00 - NOON
November 5,12,19,26 - Bayfield Co Living Well Expo at Bethesda NOON - 4:00 PM
November 19 - Church Council Meeting at Bethesda 1:00 PM 

Brunch Bunch meets at Bethesda   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Watercolor Painting with Lois Osterberg at Immanuel 10:00 - 1:00 (Bring your own supplied or learn how to get started)
November 20 - South Shore Book Club 2:00 PM. Call Eve Erickson or Leanne Homa for location. 

South Shore Quilters at Immanuel  9:00 - Noon
November 14 - Women's Gather Study at Joyce Andersons  9:30 AM
November 14- Mutual Ministry Meeting at Bethesda 5:30 PM 
November 21 - Thanksgiving Eve Service at Presbyterian Church 7:00 PM

Golden Shoes at Historic Herbster Gym  10:00 - 11:00
November 8,15,22 - ParknSong Singers at Presbyteria n  Church 1:30-3:00 PM
November 15- Miriam's Book Club 1:30 - 3:00 PM
November 15 - CORE Mitten Making with Gina Emily at Immanuel - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
November 29 - CORE Lets do Lunch at Bethesda 11:30 - 1:00 PM

Men's  Breakfast at Cornucopia Coffee 8:00 AM
Knitting at Cornucopia Coffee 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Bring your own project)
November  9 - CORE Friday Friends at Bethesda 11:30 - 1:00 PM
November 9 - Bayfield CO Memory Test at Bethesda Noon - 2:00 PM
November 16 - CORE Mitten Making with Gina Emily at Immanuel - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Thrivent Action Team
It's a BIG DEAL!

***Are you a Thrivent member? If the answer is "YES" you qualify to apply for 2 - $250 credit cards per year for a project of your choice. Read this one page flyer and then...
Live Generously!!

Do you have questions, need help, need ideas?? 
Contact Mary at the Parish Office 
715-779-5611 or

Thrivent Member Action Team Projects in 2018
$250 given for each


Shirley Hanson - Free Community Pancake Breakfast
Shirley Hanson - "Indian Giver" books for Book Club 
Paul Lundberg - LED Lights for fellowship hall
Sandy Paavola - Ingredients to make green laundry detergent
Sandy Paavola - 125th Anniversary Food 
Lana Jorstad - Items to fill Personal Care Kits LWR
Pastor Larry - Food for Lay School Program in Red Cliff
Pastor Larry - Joint Community Picnic
Dianne Judd - Fiddler Rachel Jensen for 125th Celebration
Paul Lundberg - Pancake griddles and supplies
Yvonne Cox - Garrison Keillor
Sheryl Burkel - Lutefisk Supper

Jan Korpela - Batting for LWR quilts

Courtesy Of Sherman Edwards


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