9:30 AM: Sunday School, all ages.
10:45 AM: Morning Worship Service
11:15 AM: Junior Church and The Edge Class
6:30-8:00PM: "GROUP_NIGHTS" - Senior & Junior High @ Bethel
7PM: Bible Study & Prayer
6-7PM: Contemporary Worship Service @ Bethel
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month, women's Bible study, and more!)
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Pastors: Peter McClanathan & Ryan Schmitz
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” Ephesians 4:32 Several years ago, I was preaching one morning on today’s Scripture, and we had a big hiccup in our sound system. The microphone was popping, squealing, and screeching. Needless to say, I was very frustrated with the whole situation. I stepped off the stage after the sermon intending to go share my frustration with the people in the sound room. But just as I was about to open the door, I remembered the verse I preached that morning. I probably would’ve handled it okay regardless, but I do know I had an extra measure of grace in light of the verse that was fresh in my mind. Walking away from that day, I really spent some time thinking about what our lives would look like if before every decision we made, we remembered what God’s Word said first. And I believe one of the biggest areas of our lives that would change is how we treat others. It’s my prayer that the people of God would love one another so well that the world would see us and say, “Something is different about them.” Love one another with kindness and compassion. Not only will you be obedient to God, but you’ll also give the world a glimpse of the hope that’s in you. BE KIND AND FORGIVING, AND LET YOUR LOVE FOR OTHERS BE A BEACON TO A LOST WORLD. -- Jack Graham
SATURDAY NIGHT CONTEMPORARY SERVICE: 6 P.M.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: 9:30 A.M. John Williams, teacher.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:45 A.M.
Nursery provided. Junior Church begins about 11:15 A.M.
Address: 1723 Michigan Road. The home phone for Pastor Peter and Ellie: 920-847-3332. Cell Phones: Peter- 815-238-6013, Ellie - 815-238-0976. Pastor Peter’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 1833 Main Road. Cell phone is 815-275-3089. Church phone and address: 920-847-2116, 1832 Main Road. The parsonage phone number for Pastor Ryan and Christine: 920-847-2155. Email address: email@example.com Fannie Mae Candy sale is going on now through Nov. 20th. All proceeds benefit the Bethel Youth Group. Order forms are at church and around town. Candy delivery scheduled the week of December 2nd. Call Michelle Jordan at (920)535-0081 for more information. * The Children’s Christmas program will be held at Bethel Church on December 15 at 6 P.M. Christine Schmidt and Jenny Munao will direct along with assistance from Pastor Ryan Schmidt. Plan to attend the celebration of Jesus’ birth presented by our children. If you would like your child to take part, contact Pastor Ryan or Christine. NOTE: practice for the program begins this Sunday. Please make sure your child (children) is present for a practice either during the junior church time at the Saturday night service or the Sunday morning service
Tuesday: Ladies Bible Study. 6:30 P.M. at Bethel Church, upstairs. All ladies invited. DVD study on James led by Beth Moore. Tuesday: Bible Study, 7 P.M. at church downstairs in Memorial Hall. Wednesday: Youth Group at church with Pastor Ryan at 6:30-8 P.M. at church. All students grades 6-12 welcome! * Wednesday: 7 P.M. Bible study & prayer. Thursday: Ladies Bible Study. 6:30 P.M. at Bethel Church, upstairs. All ladies invited. DVD study on James led by Beth Moore.
November 11th Veteran’s Day Service began at 10:30 A.M. at the TPAC. It was presented by the Gislason-Richter American Legion Post #402. Commander of the local American Legion, Bill Nauta, welcomed everyone. The Advance and Posting of Colors followed. School children led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ryan Schmitz gave the Invocation. Melinda Ellefson presented the speaker, her brother, Stephen Ellefson, retired Commander of the U.S. Navy. Steve is the son of the late Steve (Everett) and Ginny (Genevieve) Ellefson). He noted that after he graduated from Washington High School he has only been an occasional visitor to the Island. A slide show was utilized throughout is talk and included the timeline of the establishment of Veteran’s Day, and the distinction between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, and the five different branches of service. The U.S. Navy was his focus as he was partial to this branch of the service for obvious reasons. Many of the abbreviations used by the Navy were explained. Steve also shared the meaning of the insignias on his uniform and cap. One was the “Wings of Gold” which represented his status as a pilot. He served 26 ½ years in the Navy, retiring in 1997. He encouraged young people to choose a branch of the military and discover the many benefits of serving. Steve is currently a Program Manager on the Joint Polar Satellite System for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He lives in Bellevue, Nebraska, with his wife, Bonnie. They have three children, eight grandchildren, one great granddaughter. About half-way through Steve’s speech he paused (at 11 A.M.) and Commander Nauta had everyone face east for a moment of silence in remembrance of the signing of the Armistice at 11 A.M. on the 11th day of the 11th month. Donna Briesemeister led the school children in singing patriotic songs. Korrina Ervin and Tiffany Wacaser sang one verse of “God Bless America”. They were joined by the rest of the students for the chorus and the audience was invited to sing along on a repeat of the chorus of the song. Donna Briesemeister was pianist. There were additional patriotic songs and after a final prayer by Pastor Ryan, the American Legion members did the rifle salute (outside the TPAC) and taps were played. There was a large turnout for the program including the staff and students from the Washington Island Schools. Thanks to all who participated, Emmett Woods for stage and sound management, and the TPAC for providing the venue. * The Hunters Stew is scheduled for November 22 at Karly’s. Gun deer season starts on November 23. * The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held this year at Bethel Church, November 27th. The service begins at 7 P.M. Bring a pie to share in Memorial Hall after the service. Coffee and lemonade will be provided.