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Thursday Midweek Worship Schedule this Month in Galesville

December 6 - No Service - (Midweek Advent Service on Dec. 5 in Galesville)
December 13 - Midweek Service with Holy Communion - 6 PM
December 20 - Midweek Service - 6 PM
December 27 - No Service - (Christmas Eve at 5:30 & Christmas Day at 9:00 AM)

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

Hello! I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I couldn't find another place. If my family has to leave the US for a year for work reasons, and the European country (British Isles) we go to does not have WELS, ELS, or CELC churches, is there still a chance that there might be a church/gathering we can go to that's in fellowship, or are those the only ones in fellowship? I know we'll be able to watch our home church's livestreaming, but we hoped to still be able to meet with other Christians, especially for Communion.
There is a WELS European civilian chaplain who serves military personnel and civilians in Germany, Italy, England and Switzerland. This link will take you to the appropriate section of WELS’ website, where you can obtain further information. You will notice that there are monthly worship services that take place in London, England. That area of the website also enables you to submit your contact information, should you move overseas. God’s blessings to you and your family!
Did Jesus actually drink wine? I have heard many say that Jesus drank grape juice, because the Greek word for wine can mean grape juice.
The Greek word for wine that the inspired Bible writers used means “wine, fermented grape juice.” There is a Greek word for unfermented grape juice, but the Bible writers did not use that word. There is nothing sinful in the moderate use of alcoholic beverages such as wine. Jesus’ use of wine in his celebration of the Passover with his disciples—and the institution of the Lord’s Supper—illustrates that. The phrase that the Gospel writers use in their accounts of the institution of the Lord’s Supper (“fruit of the vine,” Matthew 26:29; Mark 14:25; Luke 22:18) refers to wine. We know from history that the Passover celebration included wine. We also know that any grape juice made from the fall harvests would not have remained grape juice by the time of the Passover celebrations in spring.
WELS Streaming Videos


» WELS Connection - December 2018 - WELS Missions in Vietnam

December: WELS Missions in Vietnam
WELS Missions is growing. With the help of the WELS Pastoral Studies Institute, WELS Missions is opening a theological training facility in the capitol of Vietnam.

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» WELS Connection - November 2018 - Youth Ministry

November: Youth Ministry
WELS Kids Connection and the International Youth Rally are just two ways WELS is helping assist parents in their important role of passing on the gospel of Jesus to the next generation.

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Forward in Christ

Using Chrismons in Advent devotions
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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

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

Bethel's Sonlight Newsletter
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BibleGateway.com

Daily Devotions - Audio
» Stand Forever – December 12, 2018
» Promises Kept – December 11, 2018
» A Peaceful Highway – December 10, 2018
Through My Bible In 3 Years - Audio
» Through My Bible Yr 1 – December 12
» Through My Bible Yr 1 – December 11
» Through My Bible Yr 1 – December 10
WELS Together Newsletter:
» Leaders of ELS, LCMS, and WELS meet
» An amazing mission opportunity: Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam
» One in Jesus in Asia-Oceania