Making the Choice
Howdy Pardner’s! Oops! I’ve been in cowboy mode as we prepare for our Vacation Bible School next week. We’re transforming the church into the wild west this week and donning our Wranglers and cowboy boots. Reminds me of my days down in Sonoita, AZ.
Sonoita is cattle country and I’d occasionally ride alongside my friend, Doug, as he checked his herds. On the way, we’d talk about all kinds of things: Ranching, land management, local issues, and a lot about faith. You see, soon after I’d arrived down there, Doug was in a pretty bad accident and lost his spleen. In his recovery, Doug realized some things in his life were out of sorts, and he chose to follow God on a deeper level. Part of that choice included allowing some greenhorn preacher to tag along with him from time to time. That’s where I came in.
At some point, like Doug, we’re all faced with such a choice. In Psalm 16, David writes about making such a choice in his own life: “I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing,”” and “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence” (Psalm 16:2,11). He found hope in God alone. With all the options out there, David put his faith in the LORD and, in the process, pointed the way towards Messiah (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:25-28, 13:35). What have you chosen? Pastor Rick
*** Do you have a need? Contact Janet Hanlin at 920-535-0021.
*** The Giving Option is live on Bethel’s website: http://www.islandbethelchurch.com.
*** Saturday night service: 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Pastor Rick continues his series in Psalms.
*** Sunday morning service: 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Pastor Rick continues his series in Psalms.
*** Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Hall. Dave Nehlsen leads a discussion on “The Persecuted Church”.
*** Tuesday night Adult Connect Group: is meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the parsonage. Please join us in watching and discussing “The Chosen”! Bring that friend you’ve been sharing the Gospel with!
*** Youth Group: We will be meeting weekly at Bethel church’s Memorial Hall on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come for pizza, games, and Bible study! Pass the word and bring a friend! For more information, please contact Michelle Jordan at 920-535-0081.
*** Join us on Wednesday Nights at 7:00 p.m. for a 5-week study called the Two Roads. The study will combine video, Scripture, and discussion to look at the radical concept of “grace” as presented to us from God through Jesus.
*** Bethel Builders will be meeting to plan the Salad Luncheon Monday, June 28th at 1:30 p.m.
*** Mark your calendars! Bethel Builders’ Salad Luncheon will be held on Friday, July 16.
*** Potluck dinner on the third Saturday of the month (next one is June 19th) after Saturday night service. Weather permitting, we’re hoping to have this one at Schoolhouse Beach after Saturday night service.
*** VBS: All volunteers should try to attend the following meetings. We will have a short video and then work on finalizing plans. Call Sue if unable to make the meeting. 989-430-4004.
June 18, Friday 1:30 p.m. EVERYONE MUST ATTEND. WE WILL INTRODUCE OUR SPECIAL FRIENDS, Ray and Sue! We’ll also work on setting up, decorating, and skits!
June 19, Saturday 10:00 a.m. Set up day-all hands on deck!! Set up tents, decorate, get registration tables ready.
Monday, June 21-25 VBS begins. Volunteers should be there by 8:15 (group prayer), then prep your area. Earlier if you want coffee and snack! Kids arrive 8:45!
*** WICHP is providing volunteers to run errands for you. Please contact us at 920-847-2108 or email@example.com. We are here to help!
*** On Saturday, June 19th at 5:30 p.m., the TPAC will present Donna Russel’s “Walking the Runway of Island Business”.
*** Children’s Parade July 4th, is sponsored by the American Legion. Parade begins at Legion Hall at 8:30 p.m. and ends at the Ballpark before the fireworks!
*** Washington Island baseball team was victorious over Egg Harbor by a score of 6-1 on June 13th. Current Standings: Kolberg, Sister Bay, and Washington Island each have 5 wins and 1 loss. On Sunday, June 20th, the Island Team faces Kolberg at home. Come and join the historical tradition of cheering on the Islanders as they attempt to take over 1st place.
*** 100 years ago: from the Door County Advocate August 5th, 1921. “The Washington Island baseball team crossed bats with the Garden Bay team. The score being 13 to 2 in favor of the Garden boys. Cheer up, boys don’t get discouraged, you’ll be able to lick ’em all yet before the season is over.”