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Our Governor has issued an Emergency Order prohibiting mass gatherings
of 10 people or more in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
To comply with this order, Bethel Lutheran Church 
will not provide public worship services until further notice.
We pray for God to bring this threat to an end 
and bless us as we wait for a return to public worship.

Please Remember to Pray

1. Members of Bethel who have lost their jobs with this health and economic crisis.
2. Fred Fredrickson (brother to LaVonne Wier) who recovered from illness and
       injury and has just been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer.
3. The Lord to show his loving mercy by bringing this virus threat to an end.
4. The Lord to help believers stay strong in their faith and for the gospel to bring
       new people to Jesus.

"Peace to you!" from
Pastor Jon Cox

Thank you for visiting the Bethel website! 

Bethel is a family of believers in the one true God.  He has done all that the world needs to be saved from sin.

Jesus Christ, is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Through faith in his life, death, and resurrection, all people may have forgiveness of sins and life in heaven.

No matter what troubles may confront us in this life, God promises to provide for all life, to care for his believers, and to work through all circumstances to bring about good for those who love him.

I have been a pastor since 1992, and have had the privilege to serve many people in various situations. I want to serve you too.

If you would like any spiritual or pastoral care from me, questions answered, prayers prayed, or just a listening ear, please call me on my cell phone or send an email message to me.

Pastor Jon Cox


Pastor James Mumm

Jim and Gail Mumm
608-781-1879   -
563 Court Road  -  Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650


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Faith Related Q and A

Where do our souls go at the time of death?
When death takes place, judgment also takes place (Hebrews 9:27). At death, the souls of Christians enter God’s presence in heaven, while the souls of unbelievers go to hell. The account of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) is a section of Scripture that teaches these truths.
Have you heard of a guy named Tovia Singer? He is a Jew that is totally against Jesus. He is well versed in the Bible and says worshiping Jesus is idolatry. He has really made me question Jesus as God's Son and his knowledge of the original Hebrew text and how the so-called prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament are not talking about Jesus at all, like the Isaiah prophecy was talking about Hezekiah. Is Jesus idol worship? Was he made up by the Greeks? This is destroying my Christian faith.
There are many voices out there calling for your attention. I encourage you to listen to the voice of your Good Shepherd (John 10:3, 4, 27). That Shepherd, Jesus Christ, speaks to you through the Bible, which is true in every way (John 17:17). Scripture tells us to beware of people who deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (1 John 2:22; 4:3; 2 John 7). Anyone who denies the deity of Jesus Christ does not speak the truth. The Old Testament repeatedly pointed ahead to Jesus Christ as the promised Messiah (John 5:39). Consider the following: “According to David Jesus is both the Lord God (Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:44) and true man (Psalm 8:4-6; Hebrews 2:6-8), yet he was without sin according to Isaiah (53:9; 1 Peter 2:22). The ministry of Jesus would be in Galilee as Isaiah had said (9:1,2; Matthew 4:15-16). Yet the Savior would appear in Jerusalem according to Zechariah (13:7; Matthew 26:31). Jesus came to instruct humanity in the ways of God (Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35), to bear the infirmities and diseases of people (Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:17), and to heal their wounds as Isaiah predicted (53:5; 1 Peter 2:24). According to Zechariah his disciples would desert him (13:7; Matthew 26:31) and leave him to be pierced by his foes (12:10; John 19:37). He would hang, accursed, on a tree (Deuteronomy 21:23; Galatians 3 13). Even so, no bones of his body would be broken (Psalm 34:20; John 19:36), nor would his body rot in the grave (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:31). Rather he would sit at God’s right hand in glory (Psalm 110:1; Acts 2:34).” If you would like to read more about Old Testament prophecy and New Testament fulfillment in Jesus Christ, you can read a brief paper from which the paragraph above was taken. I pray for God’s blessings on your study of his word.
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Bethel Evangelical
Lutheran Church

N29280 Loesel Lane
Arcadia, WI  54612

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

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


Bethel Staff

Pastor Jon N. Cox

Pastor James Mumm

Karla Johnson
Administrative Assistant


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Daily Devotions - Audio
» The Resurrection and the Life – March 31, 2020
» A Glorious Plan – March 30, 2020
» Truly Unbreakable – March 29, 2020
Through My Bible In 3 Years - Audio
» Through My Bible Yr 3 – March 31
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» Through My Bible Yr 3 – March 29
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