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Pastor Jim Mumm

Jim was born in 1937 on a farm in Horton Township in the rural Hancock/Morris Area of Minnesota. In the year of his birth, he received God’s sacred name in Holy Baptism and was adopted into His Family of Believers at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horton Township. Jim and his six siblings were blessed with devout Christian parents, Henry and Frances Mumm.  Henry and Frances lovingly and diligently trained-up their children in the truths of God’s Word.  By God’s grace and through faith in Jesus Christ, Henry and Frances now live with the LORD God in heaven.

Jim graduated from Zion Lutheran Grade School in Sanborn, Minnesota;  Dr. Martin Luther High School in New Ulm. Minnesota;  Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin;  and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin.
During his college years, Jim worked in Road Construction during the summer months and at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown, Wisconsin, as a care-giver during the school months.  After graduating from Northwestern College, Jim served for a year as the Director of Recreation at Bethesda Lutheran Home.  After entering the Lutheran Ministry, Jim served on Bethesda’s Board of Directors.

After graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1965, Jim served as a full-time Lutheran Pastor for a total of forty years in the State of Wisconsin.  For seven years, he served as the pastor of a Tri-parish composed of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hill Point, Trinity Lutheran Church in Lime Ridge, and Faith Lutheran Church in Reedsburg. For nineteen years, Jim served as a pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Onalaska.  For fourteen years, he served as the founding pastor at Lord of Love Lutheran Church in De Forest.

Since his retirement from the full-time Lutheran Ministry in 2005, Jim has served as a Vacancy Pastor at twelve WELS congregations located in Wisconsin, Florida, the Island of Granada, California, Texas and Nevada.  He also taught Christian doctrine in China with China Partners, now titled, “316NOW.”

In his younger years, Jim enjoyed participating in various sports.  He’s hunted in Minnesota and Wisconsin and fished in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada.  Jim enjoys the wonders of God’s Realm of Nature by means of hiking, bicycling and canoeing.  He has taken many canoeing trips into the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and Canada with family members, friends and the Lutheran Pioneers.

Jim’s first wife, Dianne nee Erven, passed from this life when she was fifty-nine years old.  Jim and Dianne have six children.  Jim’s present wife is Gail nee Smith/Knudson.  Gail and her deceased husband, John Knudson, have three children.  Dianne and John now live in the perfect happiness of God’s heaven which has been earned by Jesus Christ for all people and is given to all of His believers.  The United Family of Jim and Gail is composed of nine children, twenty-six grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren.  Jim and Gail presently live in Onalaska, Wisconsin.

The LORD God, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, has richly blessed Jim.  The LORD has blessed him with earthly life, faith in Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins, the privilege to share God’s saving Word with other precious people, Christian family members and friends, many good things to do and enjoy on earth, and with the promise of everlasting life in heaven.  Jim says with the inspired writer of Psalm 106:1-2,  “Praise the LORD.  Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.  Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare His praise?”
 
James and Gail Mumm
563 Court Road  -  Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650
608-781-1879   -   dakota1940@centurylink.net



 

"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

Recently, I asked a question and received my answer. Thank you. However, I have another concern about something I ran into this summer. My wife and I went to the creation/ark museums in Kentucky. The experience was great and revealing. My concern is what can you tell me about Ken Ham and the creation/ark museums as they relate to God's word and our doctrine? My concern is that the entire presentation seems to be law oriented with Christ sprinkled throughout. Your servant in Christ.
A predecessor in my position offered this general overview of Ham’s theology: “Ken Ham defends the doctrine of creation against evolution…Since his main purpose is to defend the truthfulness of Genesis, his site does not give much indication about his position on such topics as the sacraments and the millennium. He does uphold basic doctrines such as the Trinity, the virgin birth, and so on. A quick tour of his site suggests he focuses on fundamental doctrines and does not deal specifically with controversial doctrines, since this is not his purpose.”
A friend recently told me how, just before she would have gotten into an auto accident, she heard the voice of her mother, who had died some years before, telling her, "(Name), stop!!" I told her that this could have been a guardian angel sent by God to keep her safe, using the remembered voice of her mother. When an angel told Joseph that Mary would be the mother of our Lord, we can only speculate what form or voice the angel used. If a person near death reports having actual communication with a departed loved one, could we suggest another possibility, that this could have been a vision of an angel - if whatever "message" was given didn't in any way contradict any truth of God?
Having no firsthand knowledge of the close call your friend experienced, I cannot offer any comments of substance. You are correct in noting that we can merely speculate on the way the angel spoke to Joseph in a dream (Matthew 1:18-25). When it comes to your question of near-death communications, Christians readily acknowledge that God can do anything. So, if God used angels to communicate with people in biblical days, he certainly can do something similar today. The difficulty for you and me can be knowing the difference between what God can do and what actually took place in someone’s life. In so many circumstances and situations in life, we simply acknowledge, in faith and humility, the immense wisdom and knowledge of God (Romans 11:33-36). In addition, we praise God for communicating with us clearly in his word, the Bible (2 Timothy 3:15-16).
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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 James Mumm
608.781.1879
dakota1940@centurylink.net

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


 

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