THE LORD’S DAY, SUNDAY, August 3, 2014



                         
Pastor Ryan Schmitz: doulosry@live.com 
Church: 920-847-2116
(C): 920-495-0380   
(H): 920-847-2155    
WEB SITE:  http://islandbethelchurch.com


Vol. 68, No. 30

believe and live  Attitude is everything. It is critical for our walk in faith.”  There is a long history of God’s people grumbling.  Scripture from John 6:41-51. “ 41 At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” 43 “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’[a] Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. 46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47 Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” God has had a plan from the beginning and Jesus was sent to carry it out. God’s plan has never changed. God’s plan is simple. Live like you believe. Come out and hear the next message from Pastor Ryan in the Believe and Live series from John.
SATURDAY   SATURDAY YOUTH GROUP MEETING: 5 P.M.
                         SATURDAY NIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE: 6 P.M.   COMMUNION SUNDAY.                                                 
 SUNDAY       ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: 9:30 A. M.                                  
                         SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:45 A.M. COMMUNION SUNDAY.
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Nursery provided. Junior Church begins about 11:15 A.M.)
CHURCH  CALENDAR TUESDAY:  Ladies Bible Study, 7 P.M. at Bethel Church, upstairs. TUESDAY: Bible Study, 7 P.M. at church downstairs in Memorial Hall. WEDNESDAY:  7 P.M. Bible study & prayer upstairs.
CHURCH NEWS
 Men’s Breakfast is held the second Saturday of each month in Memorial Hall. * The annual meeting of Bethel Church was held July 30th in Memorial Hall at 6 P.M. It was noted that the amount still needed for the replacement of the roof is $13,000. It needs to be completed this year as there is already some leakage problems. If you feel led to give toward this project designate the gift for the roof. Thank you! * Also at the annual meeting, Andy Munao III was unanimously voted in for the position of youth intern under the direction and guidance of Pastor Ryan. * It was noted that next year is the 150th anniversary of Bethel Church and there will be special activities planned to celebrate.
 
COMMUNITY NEWS  Have you planned your  float for the Island Fair August 16th?  Cash prizes for the winners are awarded by the Lions Club. The theme is “The Polar Vortex to the Sunny Summer, From Snow Bunnies to Bikinis, - How We Survived the Winter”. * Scandinavian Song and Dance Fest is at the outdoor stage by the Community Center tonight, August 2nd at 7:30 P.M. This is a fund raiser for the Community Center Committee. Monies raised are used to help support improvements to the community center building and grounds, the free Red Cross swimming lessons, and the Red Barn programs. * The 32nd Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament daily port prizes at Krueger’s Kap’s Marina: Victor Novak won on the opening day at Krueger’s Kap’s Marina. The second day of the tournament, port prize at Kap’s was Randy Dorow with a 22.17 pound salmon. The third day of the tournament, Lynn MacDonald registered a 22.73 pounder. The fourth day winner was Lynn Hunter MacDonald with a 24.35# salmon. Fifth day was  Justin Johnson, 26.00 pound salmon. Sixth day was William Sahly, 23.67 pounder. Seventh day was David Kress, 27.20 pounder. Eighth day winner at Kap’s was John Wellner's 24.62-pounder. The final day of the tournament, July 27th, Deanna Novak was the port prize winner  at Kap's, 22.28 pounds.  Rick Berken, who registered at Baileys Harbor on the first day of the tournament, held the lead and was  the overall winner with a  29.27 pound salmon. The first prize is $10,000. Second place winner gets $2,000 cash. Third place is $1,000 cash.  At the end of the tournament, prizes were paid out to every 20# plus salmon, down to 171st place. Heavier winning salmon weighed in were a 29.46 pound in 2004 and in 2003 a 32.12 pounder won the contest. * If you have news for the Tidings, a special birthday or anniversary to announce, or if you want to put a hospitalization or prayer request in the Tidings let me know. Thanks! Email: lorelgordon@yahoo.com  * The Caregiver Support Group meets the first Friday of the month @ 11:00 A.M. in the WICHP (Washington Island Community Health Program) office at Trinity Lutheran Church. Please call Christine @ 847-2108 if you have questions or want more information. * Stop in and visit with Harold Greenfeldt! He really enjoys visits and sits out on the porch on nice days. Thank you to the many who have sent cards, made calls, brought food, taken him for rides, and supported him and his family in prayer since his loss of Arbutus. * The Washington Island Art Association 8th annual Small Frame-Big Art Show runs through August 10 at the Red Cup Coffee Shop next to the Post Office. * There were about 100 runners this year in the Rec Center Run. This includes many age groups. The weather in the morning was cool for the runners. More results next week. Thanks to the many volunteers who help with this event. * Word was received July 30th that Fred Hankwitz died. More next week. *

THE LORD’S DAY, SUNDAY, July 27, 2014



Vol.  68   THE LORD’S DAY, SUNDAY, July 27, 2014   No. 29                       
Church: 920-847-2116         Pastor Ryan Schmitz: doulosry@live.com       (C): 920-495-0380     (H): 920-847-2155                     
                                      WEB SITE:  http://islandbethelchurch.com
strong words  “It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.” Isaiah 63:1 “The religious leaders thought they had finally trapped Jesus. Perhaps smugly, they brought out a woman who had been caught in adultery. They exposed her sin publicly, knowing their law required the death penalty for such a woman. Yet Jesus said, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." At that, the leaders began to walk away, and only Jesus was left with the woman. He said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" "No one, sir," she answered. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus said. "Go now and leave your life of sin" (John 8:7-11). Jesus had every right to wield his power and boast of his perfection that day. Yet consider the kindness in his words. He helped the accusers gain a bigger perspective: Every one of us is a sinner. It is not our place to judge another person. God is the Judge. Then Jesus spoke words of kindness to the woman. He did not condone her sin, but he offered her a chance to choose a better life. Jesus's words were quietly powerful because of the love behind them. We can learn a lot from Jesus's example. If we wait until the people around us rise to a higher standard before we speak words of kindness, we may never speak. But if we take every opportunity to show the power of kind words, God can work through us to change lives. Thought: When you are tempted to think kindness shows weakness, remember that God shows his power through kind words.” – Dr. Gary Chapman
 SATURDAY   SATURDAY YOUTH GROUP MEETING: 5 P.M.
                           SATURDAY NIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE: 6 P.M.                                                    
 SUNDAY         ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: 9:30 A. M.                                  
                           SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:45 A.M.
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Nursery provided. Junior Church begins about 11:15 A.M.)
 CHURCH  CALENDAR TUESDAY:  Ladies Bible Study, 7 P.M. at Bethel Church, upstairs. TUESDAY: Bible Study, 7 P.M. at church downstairs in Memorial Hall. WEDNESDAY:  7 P.M. Bible study & prayer upstairs.
CHURCH NEWS
 Men’s Breakfast is held the second Saturday of each month in Memorial Hall. * The annual meeting of Bethel Church will be held July 30th in Memorial Hall at 7 P.M. * There is a mission opportunity in Honduras February 7-14. It may seem early, but there are only 30 spots. Total cost is $2,000 for each person. The trip includes a medical assistance team as well as those who will share the gospel message. Contact Ellie McClanathan for further information. 
 
COMMUNITY NEWS  The Lions Club Fly-In Fish Boil last Saturday was a great success. It was a perfect sunny summer day with a light breeze. Planes started arriving a couple days before. 600 pounds of fish were served. An estimated 130 planes flew in.  Last year the heat index was over 90 degrees and a count of 120 planes was reported and an estimated 800 people were served.  *  Have you planned your  float for the Island Fair August 16th?  Cash prizes for the winners are awarded by the Lions Club. The theme is “The Polar Vortex to the Sunny Summer, From Snow Bunnies to Bikinis, - How We Survived the Winter”. * Scandinavian Dance Fest is at the outdoor stage by the Community Center at 7:30 P.M. on August 2nd  . There will be over 100 dancers from age 3 through 82! Kari Sena Gordon is director for the 43rd year. She started teaching at age 11. She is the third generation of her family to be a Scandinavian Fest Dance Director. The Fest is sponsored by the Community Center Committee. Many help to make this tradition an annual event. * The top five results of the opening day of the 32nd Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament last Saturday: (1) Rick Berken, weigh in at Baileys Harbor, 29.27 pounds; (2) Josh Arcand, Algoma weigh in, 26.48 pounds; (3) Neil Johnson, weigh in Baileys Harbor, 23.44 pounds; (4) James Witt, Algoma, 23.44 pounds; (5) Victor Novak, Washington Island, 22.22 pounds. Victor Novak won the daily port prize on the opening day at Krueger’s Kap’s Marina. The second day of the tournament, winner of the port prize at Kap’s was Randy Dorow with a 22.17 pound salmon. The third day of the tournament the winner of the port prize at Kap’s Marina was Lynn MacDonald with a salmon weighing 22.73 pounds. Results of the final days will be included next week. * The artwork of Laura Findlay Hagen, her daughter, Sophia, and her son, Finn, will be on display at the Art and Nature Center through August 20. * Volunteers had a July 12 workday on Plum Island. Trail signs were erected and an information kiosk built. July 26th is the day scheduled for the Annual Meeting and Picnic. After lunch and the meeting there was a guided hike of the island. The website is plumandpilot.org for membership, volunteer opportunities and other information. * Word was received that Terence “Terry” Crowley,83, of Goodman, WI, died July 13th at Maryhill Manor, Niagara, WI. He was a principal at the Washington Island Schools in the early 1990s. His wife, Gloria, preceded him in death in 2011.