Christ is Risen! Alleluia

empty-tombDuring the first reading in our 8:00 Easter worship this morning, the sun burst through the clouds for the first time, it seemed in months.

This is what we were hearing:

34 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

May the Light of the Risen Jesus flood your life today and all through the Easter season and beyond.

An Outside-the-Church-Walls Volunteer Opportunity

We received this message from the Volunteer Coordinator for the Bethesda Thrift Store:

Bethesda Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers! Our mission to support and uplift individuals with disabilities is over 100 year strong, and churches have been the core of who have made it possible.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to fill our cashier, sorting and general retail positions. Other opportunities include light carpentry, building maintenance and general cleaning tasks. Volunteers may select from daily, weekly or monthly time commitments.

Want to find out more?

Volunteer Open House on April 29 at the store, 2827 S. Business Drive. There will be information sessions at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

You can contact the store at 920 452-5212 or

Again, we so appreciate the role our local churches have performed in loving and supporting those who can never repay your kindness.

Mary Linden, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator

Bethesda Lutheran Communities




“We Rise By Lifting Others.” ~R. Ingersoll

El Salvador Meeting 4-30-17 at 9:15am


Please join us Sunday, April 30th at 9:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room. for some updates about St. Peter’s El Salvador ministry. 


  • Updates from our sister congregation Apostles of Christ
  • Our Student of the Month program
  • We have letters from our students!! Maybe one is for YOU!
  • November 9-16, 2017 delegation planning…do you want to travel with us?????

See you there!!!