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Worship Announcement:

No Midweek Worship
in Galesville this week.


Since Pastor Cox needs
to be out of town,
there will not be
a midweek service


this Thursday, June 20.

We apologize for
any inconvenience
this change may cause.

 

We are happy for you to meet
Pastor Ron Baerbock

God is good.  One way that the members of Bethel Lutheran in Arcadia and Galesville measure God's goodness is by considering the way the Lord has sent pastors to serve with us.  We are especially grateful for the arrival of our newest pastor, Ron Baerbock.
 
Pastor Baerbock and his wife Karen (pictured here) have been married since 1970 and have served in congregations and mission fields from 1973 to 2015.  The Lord directed them from the suburbs of Milwaukee to the Pacific coast of Washington, from islands in the Caribean to villages in both Northern and Southern Mexico.  From serving to Coordinate mission field work to helping to produce multi-language outreach material, Pastor Baerbock has enjoyed a wide range of ministry experiences.  One great blessing that the Baerbocks bring to us is that they are both fluent in Spanish as well as English.
 
There is no doubt that Pastor and his wife count their four children and 18 grandchildren among the greatest blessings that the Lord has given to them.  Though their children live at some distance from mom and dad - West coast, Milwaukee, and two in Minnesota - the Baerbocks praise God for the faith in Jesus Christ that binds them all together.
 
Pastor Baerbock, as a previously retired minister, has been called to serve with Bethel in a part-time role for the next two years.  This provides Bethel with extra manpower and the Baerbocks with the opportunity to still enjoy some well-earned retirement.  Though their time with us is limited, the Lord will not put limits on the message of Christ to bring spiritual blessings to those whom we serve with God's Word.
 
We are happy for you to meet Pastor and Mrs. Baerbock.  We would be happier still for you to know Jesus through our ministry of the Word at Bethel Lutheran.
 
From Sunday to Sunday, in Arcadia and Galesville, you will find Pastors Cox and Baerbock opening up the Scriptures to all who attend.  Come and hear what good news God's Word has for you to know!  

Contact Pastor Baerbock by email - rbaerbock2@gmail.com - or phone (715) 299-0786

 

"Peace to you!" from
Pastor Jon Cox

Grace and peace to you from Jesus Christ!  
Thank you for visiting the Bethel Lutheran website! We would be especially glad if what you saw here would lead you to visit and worship with us in Galesville or Arcadia.

My wife, Doreen, and I have been married since 1990.  We've been at home on the west side of Galesville since 2011. While our five children are growing up and heading out on their own, its nice to live where the neighbors are friendly.

The family at Bethel Lutheran is certainly a friendly group.  We love it there and believe that you would too.  Our members come from a range of backgrounds and span an age range from little ones on up, but there is a harmony among us that makes being at church there a peaceful experience. 

Over the last 27 years of ministry, I've been blessed to serve in a wide variety of settings and situations.  From a small mission congregation in central Texas, to a large congregation in central Wisconsin, to Bethel - Galesville and Arcadia. No matter the setting or size, the most valuable feature of life in these congregations is the blessing of being able to share Gods' Word with people who are eager to hear it.

It is so true that people of differing places and cultures face many of the same troubles.  We all need the Word of God to counsel and direct our lives.  The message of Jesus Christ is the one constant power that both motivates us to reach for success and comforts us when faced with plans that fail.  We can always trust the goodness of God to bless and sustain us.

It is always a blessing to meet  new people at church.  I would be so happy to help you know Jesus Christ.  Take a little time, read about what we believe, then come and see for yourself all the good things that God is doing at Bethel!

Contact Pastor Cox by email - jon.nathan.cox@gmail.com - or phone (608) 582-9998

Faith Related Q and A

Is child abuse sinful? Lately the Turpin Case has been in the news a lot, and I witnessed a Baptist completely justifying their child abuse. He said that the Turpin family did a good thing chaining up their children because that was protecting them from sin. He said that the police who intervened were wrong and that the parenting tactics the Turpin family used were good Christian parenting tactics. I personally feel very shocked and disgusted that someone who professes to be a Christian would justify such horrific child abuse.
Child abuse is sinful and indefensible. Parents who are guilty of child abuse have failed to carry out their God-given parental responsibilities and have not represented God well to their children (cf. the fourth commandment). Parents who are guilty of child abuse need to be called to repentance.
Joyce Meyer TV Ministry - I find her interesting. What is your opinion on her teachings? I have not found anything against the Bible in her sermons.
Our synod does not have an official evaluation of ministries like Joyce Meyer Ministries. Information that I found on her website reveals some basic Christian teachings, but also includes errors such as decision theology, emphasis on charismatic gifts like spiritual healing and a prosperity gospel that is placed in the context of helping others. Errors like these call for the implementation of biblical instructions like Romans 16:17 and 2 John 9-11.
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Bethel Evangelical
Lutheran Church


N29280 Loesel Lane
Arcadia, WI  54612

608.323.2388
In Arcadia, Sunday 
worship is at 9:00 a.m.
Bible study and 
Sunday school at 10:30 a.m.


N16303 Church Lane
Galesville, WI  54630

608.582.4329
In Galesville, Sunday 
worship is at 9:00 a.m. 
Bible study and 
Sunday school at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday Evenings 
Galesville offers a
midweek service at 6:00 p.m.

 

Bethel Staff

Pastor Jon N. Cox
608.582.9998
jon.nathan.cox@gmail.com

Pastor Ron Baerbock
715.299.0786
rbaerbock2@gmail.com

Karla Johnson
Administrative Assistant
608.863.2428
johnson.karla.j@gmail.com


 

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