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No Midweek Service Tonight

Because Pastor Cox is out of town today, the August calendar contains
the notice that there is no midweek service in Galesville tonight.

We will meet again next week, on Thursday, August 16th.
Holy Communion will be available in next week's service.

Thank you for your understanding.
Peace to you all.

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!  It is good to greet all those who visit the Bethel Lutheran Church website. Thank you for your interest. We would be especially glad if what you saw here would lead you to visit 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 for nearly six years now. Our neighbors in the Coulee Region are so friendly, hardworkding, and genuine. We are happy to be at home here. 

The members of Bethel have really helped us feel like family.  This is a special blessing when parents see their children growing and going.  God blessed us with five children, ranging in ages from 25 to 15.  The experiences of parenting have helped us so much to be able to help others who face the many challenges that can be a part of family life. The goodness of God has certainly carried us through.

Over the last 25 years of ministry, I've been blessed to serve in a wide variety of settings and situations.  

Starting out in a small congregation in the heart of Texas, I learned how true it is that people of differing places and cultures still face some of the very same troubles.  We all need the Word of God to counsel and direct our lives.    

Serving for 14 years in a congregation of over 1,300 members helped me learn a host of skills.  Working with people on a one-to-one basis as well as with committees, we found that the good news of Jesus Christ is the one constant power that both motivates us to reach for success and comforts us when faced with failure.  

Now after six years in a multi-site congregation of Bethel Arcadia and Galesville, the Lord has shown all the more his ability to be faithful to his beloved people.  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

What are the differences between the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod? And, as a follow-up, is it true that Lutherans from different synods cannot take Communion in a Wisconsin Synod church?
The main differences fall in the categories of church and ministry, the application of fellowship principles and the roles of men and women. There are many essays on the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Essay File that provide a history of the relationship between the two synods. This link will take you to those essays. You might also be interested in A Tale of Two Synods, a book that is available from Northwestern Publishing House. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod enjoys fellowship with 31 Lutheran church bodies throughout the world. That fellowship includes the privilege of receiving the Lord’s Supper together. This link will take you to a listing of those churches.
Is it the will of God that the Jews would reject Jesus Christ in order for the gentiles to have salvation? Will the Jews go to hell for rejecting Christ?
God “wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). God wants “everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). It is people who reject God (Matthew 23:37). The apostle Paul explained that the Jews’ rejection of the gospel of Jesus Christ resulted in the expansion of his ministry to the Gentiles (Acts 13:46-47). It was not God’s will that the Jews reject Jesus Christ. Anyone—Jew or Gentile—who rejects Jesus Christ as Savior will be condemned eternally in hell (Mark 16:16). Your question underscores the urgency in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with all people. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
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Bethel Evangelical
Lutheran Church


N29280 Loesel Lane
Arcadia, WI  54612

608.323.2388
In Arcadia, Sunday 
worship is at 8:30 a.m.
Bible study and 
Sunday school at 10:00 a.m.


N16303 Church Lane
Galesville, WI  54630

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

Mrs. Julie Haessig
Administrative Assistant
507.450.3214
jahaessig@yahoo.com

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