Lives Transformed I’ve just seen it too many times to deny it.  Jesus gets into people’s lives and they are changed.  They change from the inside out.  They are different people.  The guilt is gone.  The shame is gone.  The burden is gone.  All replaced with faith, forgiveness and freedom.  I fear we sometimes forget … Read more

Fellowship Event: Train Ride

The Young Families Group is inviting Bethel members, their families and friends to join them for a 2-hour spring train ride departing the Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway Station in Wisconsin on May 18. The bus to the station will leave from the church at 3:15, and the train leaves at 5:00 p.m. Tickets … Read more

Bethel Work Day May 10

There is lots to do and we can use everybody! We’ll start bright and early at 7 a.m., take some time out for lunch, and work through the afternoon. Several projects are on the agenda, including the replacing of the light bulbs in the Sanctuary; repair of the parking lot fence; replacing ceiling tiles; painting … Read more

Handbell Concert at Bethel

The Bethel/Emmaus handbell choir will be performing some of their favorite pieces (and yours) at a concert on May 18th at 2:00 p.m. The concert will feature guest artists – violin and vocalists – and be followed by refreshments. No admission will be charged, but a freewill offering will be taken to raise funds for … Read more


It’s one of the oldest Lutheran jokes. How many Lutherans does it take to change a light bulb? The answer: Change? Yes, there is more change in our lives than what falls on the pavement while going through the drive-through. Whether we like it or not, change happens. Change, for its own sake, isn’t necessarily … Read more

African Worship Begins March 30th

The African ministry of Lusienie Fofana will extend into a worship service at 11:30 on Sunday mornings. Fofana is undergoing training to become a pastor and will deliver the sermon this Sunday. Come and experience a slice of West Africa as we praise our Lord together.

Sunday Adult Bible Classes

Beginning March 30th for 6 weeks, the Adult Bible Study will view a video series from the School of Urban Ministry based here in Minneapolis. Each session will have a half hour video presentation followed by discussion and Bible Study. The name of the series is Mission Shift: Reaching the World Next Door. Learn about … Read more

Spring Forward

That’s the way I remember which way to turn my clock with Daylight Saving Time. March 9 is coming and we’ll “spring forward” an hour, have breakfast in the dark, and enjoy a bit more sunlight later in the day. But perhaps this is a chance for us to think of areas where we can … Read more