Vol. 72, No. 46
Read Your Own Mail
The relationship between husband and wife. Often it’s glorious, as friends tell me the Hallmark Channel so inspirationally portrays. But, if we’re honest with ourselves, sometimes tremors underneath the surface hint that things are not well. How do we do this life of faith together in the most intimate of relationships? In Peter’s 1st letter (1 Peter 3:1-7), he writes to both sides of the relationship to direct towards greater unity. There’s one problem, though. We’ve been reading the other’s mail, particularly us men, without completely owning our responsibilities. It’s like the Larry Osborne illustration I mentioned a couple of weeks ago about using the Bible as a binocular or a mirror. Your starting point is to obey what the Bible is telling you to do.
In short, wives are called to submit in the relationship to their husbands. Peter points ladies towards focusing more on developing their inner self than their outward (cosmetic) appearance. Men, in turn, are called to be considerate and respectful with the weaker (physically, not intellectually or spiritually) partners. Guys, there’s a lot in that. And, if any of us think we need to point out our wive’s failings in her call, it’s probably an indicator we’re struggling with our own role. More often than not, when we insist on submission, Cloud and Townsend in Boundaries suggest, we’re compensating for something and forgetting the need to know our wives well, to respect and remember they are heirs with us of the gracious gift of life. Wives, please don’t quote that (for the same reason!).
SATURDAY Worship Service in Memorial Hall at 6 P.M. followed by a potluck meal every other week at 7 P.M.
SUNDAY Adult Sunday School Bible Study at 9:30 A.M. Learn and share truths from the Bible.
10:45 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship Service.
There is staffed nursery downstairs.
11:15 A.M. Jr. Church children are dismissed from church.
CONNECT GROUP Tuesday, 7 P.M. at the parsonage. Come out to learn and share insights. Discussion is always interesting and it is followed by prayer.
YOUTH GROUP There will be youth group meetings once a month on the third Tuesday of the month. It is for ages: 10 – 18. Remember to pray for our youth and our youth director search.
PRAYER MEETING Wednesday night at 7 P.M. in Memorial Hall includes a Bible study followed by prayer.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY Watch for date of a new study at Jill’s.
LADIES NIGHT & BETHEL BUILDERS
– Bethel Builders meeting to make favors for Scand is this Monday, November 12th , at church at 7 P.M.
– Ladies Night on November 26th will be making Christmas Crafts.
– December 9th is the Bethel Builders Cookie Walk.
CHURCH NEWS A bid has been received for converting the wood fireplace to gas. This would make it easy to be used for Memorial Hall events or for just sitting by the fire and reading a book. The wood fireplace is used rarely as it includes getting wood in to dry, starting the fire, and cleaning up the mess.
COMMUNITY NEWS Brenda Cornell reported on the recent results of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Finals noting that two Island girls, her daughter, Paige Gunnlaugsson, and Karoline, daughter of Tom and Michelle Jordan, placed 5th out of 12 in their division. To get to this level, they had to win several competitions. The two young ladies don’t have access to an indoor arenas or outside arenas with appropriate footing that other competitors have. The state level is considered the best of the best in the state. Hundreds of horses in 4 different divisions competed against each other. Congratulations to the girls and their supporters on this accomplishment. (Thanks to Brenda’s facebook postings for the news.) *** WASHINGTON ISLAND VOITING RE-SULTS: 568 votes cast. Governor/Lt.Governor: R-Scott Walker/Amanda Kleefisch (293); D- Tony Evers/Mandela Barnes (259): Libertarian, Wisconsin Green, Independent, Wisconsin Party got 1 to 4 votes. (Total 560). Attorney General: R-Brad Schimel (297), D-Josh Kaul (247), Constitution-Terry Larson 13. Sec. of State:R-Jay Schroeder (299); D-Doug LaFollette (257); State Treasurer: R-Travis Hartwig (281); D-Sarah Godlewski (251); Constitution-Andrew Zuelke (18). U.S. Senator: R-Leah Vukmir (283); D-Tammy Baldwin (280). Rep. in Congress Dist.8: R-Mike Gallagher (341); D-Beau Liegeols (221). State Senator Dist 1: R-Andre Jacque (280), Caleb Frostman (277). Rep. to Assembly Dist. 1: R-Joel Kitchens (357), D-Roberta Thelen (175). Door County Sheriff: R-Patrick McCarty (300), D-Tammy Sternard (256). Clerk of Circuit Court: R-Connie DeFere (394). NOTE – the above voting results do not necessarily reflect the winners of each race. It was a great voter turnout.