Bethany 411

Bethany 411 June 13, 2024

Hello, Bethany Family & Friends,

Scroll down to read about the happenings at Bethany. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 715-234-9028 or email . Blessings to you and have a great weekend.

Summer Worship Schedule May 26, 2024 thru September 1, 2024


  • 5:30 p.m. relaxed worship in the Gathering Room


  • 9:00 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary
    • Coffee and fellowship
  • 9:00 a.m. Radio broadcast LIVE on WJMC FM 96.1 & AM 1240 every Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m. Worship is streamed live on Bethany’s website and Facebook page.
  • Services broadcasted on Rice Lake’s local access cable channels 992 (Spectrum) & 993 (Mosaic) every Sundays at 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.


Need a ride to worship? The Bethany bus is available for rides to the 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. To sign up to ride, please contact the office at 715-234-9028.


Worship Assistants Needed

You can make a difference! Summer is here and volunteer positions are still available to help out at worship.  You can click here to take you to SignUp Genius where you can elect the day and volunteer position you are willing to assist with! Thank you for your help and consideration.


Summer Bible Study

Join Pr. Arthur every Monday in June, July & August in the Gathering Room at BLC.  Each Monday, Pr. Arthur will be exploring the upcoming weekend’s Biblical text for worship.  Bring your lunch for this hour long offering.


Quilters Need Your Help!

Bethany Quilters are in need of the following:

  • fabric that is cotton or cotton blends
  • fabric needs to be ½ yards in length or larger
  • Fat quarters are also very useful
  • Sheets for backing

Quilt Top Kits

Help Bethany Quilters by sewing tops.  Kits are available in the cubby bin across from the office.  The kits contain complete instructions for a 60” x 80” top.  These kits can be taken home and be sewn at your leisure.  Once complete, just return to the cubby.

Join Us!

Bethany Quilters gather from 1pm-3pm Mondays in the Quilting Room.  Come and see what we accomplish for Lutheran World Relief.


Noisy Offering

Bring your change to Worship on June 29-30 for Noisy Collection.  The money gathered from this offering will benefit the Free Clinic Serving Northwestern Wisconsin



Pr. Sue will once again be hosting Contemplative Worship this summer on

July 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 7:00pm in the Gathering Room.


Let's Get Ready to TUMBLE!  

Loads of Love is coming to Rice Lake!  A program of the Community Connections to Prosperity Coalition (CCP), Loads of Love will provide individuals and families in need with free laundry services.  Bethany's Missions Outreach Team and CCP representatives have discussed steps needed to launch this program and involve other churches and community organizations in its operation.  THE ASK:  A small team of individuals is needed to get this project rolling.  CCP has developed materials to recruit laundry "hosts" and promote Loads of Love to community members in need.  Bethany needs to get a system in place and host the first couple of laundry days.  If you are interested in being part of a short-term planning team, please contact Bea Evans (  or 262 565-3327) or Bill Evans (  or 262 960-6960.)


Kwik Trip Cards

Keep purchasing those Kwik Trip Gift Cards!! You can stop by the church Monday-Thursday 8:00am -4:00pm or Friday 8:00-Noon and we would be happy to help!!

We purchase Kwik Trip Gift cards at a 5% discount. You buy the cards at face value. The cards can be used for fuel and groceries. 


Adult VBS

“Bible study is a lifelong journey.  God is pleased with the effort to learn His words, regardless of how clear your understanding is.”  ~ Bryson Bernarde

Mark your calendars for August 5-August 8 from 8:30AM-NOON

This year’s theme is “Saints in the Light” ~ Little Known People in the Bible

Register by clicking on the link: 


French Fry Booth Help Needed!

            Bethany's French Fry Booth at the Barron County Fair, July 17-21, is our biggest youth activity fund-raiser. Each year it brings in over $5,000. The proceeds from this helps fund youth activities, ELCA Youth Gatherings, alternating high school mission trips, and more.  We rely on our Bethany family to help staff our French Fry Booth.  

            Please consider signing up to work a shift. Families can sign up to work together and have a great time! Plus, all workers receive a complimentary wrist band for free admittance to the fair for the day.         

            We are looking for volunteers (youth and adults) 6th grade and older to work a 3-hour shift at the French Fry Booth.  There must be one adult per shift. There are also signup sheets in the narthex.

To Sign Up for the French Fry Booth click here


Mission Jamaica Annual Garage Sale Coming in August - Donations and help needed.

Donate your gently used items: clothes, toys, furniture, household goods, decorations (please no chemicals or stained items). We are able to help those in our community and the lives of those we are helping in Jamaica. 

Beginning Monday, July 8th, items can be dropped off at Bethany in Room 101.    Volunteers are needed to help with set up, working the garage sale, take down & transporting items. Please contact Naomi Candler at or Heidi Nelson at 715-296-8022 or the church office 715-234-9028. Thank you, Mission Jamaica 2025 team

Donations accepted beginning: Monday, July 8   Garage Sale Dates: August 15-17


What’s your favorite worship song or hymn?

Send in your request to Amy Brekke. Call or text her at 715-651-6991 or email her at


Coffee & Fellowship

Sunday morning coffee and fellowship in the Narthex has become a wonderful way to connect with friends, catch up on announcements, and prepare ourselves to enter worship.

We are seeking sponsors to help cover the cost of the coffee and donuts.

Sponsors can designate a special person or event. Ie In Honor of our Parents 25th Wedding Anniversary or In memory of our beloved Grandmother.

Cost is $40/week. Sponsorship envelopes are located at the coffee station or stop by the church office. Thank you!


Please remember to send in your picture with Flat Jesus!

Take a picture of Flat Jesus on all of your adventures and send to   Include your name & a comment about where you are. We can all stay connected and enjoy hearing about one another’s adventures. Pick up a Flat Jesus in the Narthex or click the attachment to print out your own!  Attach a flat stick (like a paint stir stick) and he is ready to travel!


Be a Sponsor

There are plenty of dates available to sponsor the Radio Broadcast.  By doing so, you are helping keep worship available to those who do not have the means to watch online and for those who are not able to come to church in person due to illness, mobility, or other health issues. Do you have a special occasion coming up? You can dedicate your sponsorship to this special event. Just $80.00 can keep others connected to church and honor your special day!  Contact the office to reserve.


Upcoming Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

June 17, Summer Bible Study at noon with Pr. Arthur

July 8, Start date for donation items to be dropped off at church for Mission Jamaica Garage Sale

July 10, Selah

July 15, Good Newsbreak Submission Deadline

July 16-20, ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, LA

July 31-Aug 1, Red Cross Blood Drive

August 5-8, Adult Vacation Bible School

August 15-17, Mission Jamaica Garage Sale


The July-September Daily Devotionals are available!

Portals of Prayer/Christ in Our Home

Pick one up today!


We are here to assist…in person, by phone, or by email.


Office Hours:

     M - Th: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     F: 8:00 a.m. - noon

Office Phone: 715-234-9028            Office Email: