Welcome To Bay View Lutheran Church

As followers of Jesus, we live, learn, share and celebrate our faith through worship and ministry.

We are a member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28

Welcome To Bay View Lutheran Church

This is Christ’s church. There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

We are a member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).

Worship Times: Due to Covid-19 and Safer at Home order, in-person worship is cancelled untill further notice.

Please join us for our Video Worship Services. Current service will posted to the homepage of our website, our YouTube Channel, and on our Facebook page weekly. Click on the “Video Worship Services menu tab at the top to see any of our past recorded services. 

We also have an online giving tab here and at at the bottom of the page if you would like to contribute. Thank you!

All Are Welcome!


Click here for the video worship service.

Update September 10, 2020

Bay View’s reopening task force after a lot of research and discussion has composed a set of protocols and procedures for reopening the church building. Those protocols and procedures were forwarded to the council and were approved at the September council meeting. Now we have a plan in place.

The first step is for the cases in Door County to go down to a low level. After several weeks of Door County being in the high level, the county health department website just reduced the level to medium just a few days ago. My suspicion is that it may go back up because of the Labor Day weekend, but we will have to see what happens. 

In the meantime, the reopening task force decided that the building should be readied for that time when the building is reopened. Therefore, I have been working on moving silk plants, tablecloths, and paper items from the narthex and fellowship hall. These are items with surfaces that would be difficult to clean and disinfect. I also removed the hymnals, envelopes, and pencils from the pews for the same reason. Everything has been boxed, labeled, and stored away for the time being.

Of course, the building is not the congregation. The Bay View congregation is the people and the ministry we do. And we have carried on during this pandemic. And we will continue to carry on! 

I hope to see you sooner,

Pastor Beth



To get in contact with any of the church staff, please use the following contact information.

Pastor Beth Macha: pastorbeth@bvlc.org

Office Administrator Cheryl DeMeuse: office@bvlc.org

Parish Nurse LouAnn Brown: parishnurse2@bvlc.org

Faith Formation Deacon Donna Van Ramshorst: youth@bvlc.org

HS Youth Dori Arbter: youthworker@bvlc.org

God Bless you and stay healthy!

Pastor Beth and Staff


A Message from the Stewardship Committee:

It’s time to step up because we can’t step out. Bay View Lutheran Church, in consideration of the health of its members, is discontinuing worship for the time being.  However, the church will still incur monthly bills.  Without services, the weekly collection will be zero.  Please be mindful and generous as you think about your church in this difficult time.  You can donate through the website, or you can send a check to church each week or month.  You could give a good-sized donation once, or once in a while.  Continue to pray for Bay View Lutheran Church, its staff and its members.  We can all rejoice together when the health danger passes and we meet again in church.  Till then, keep praying-and keep giving.

Thank you.

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