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 until further notice.
Come and join us for Parking lot Worship Services Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Please follow the guidelines. Facebook Live Worship Services will continue Sunday mornings at 8:00 am. Current service will be 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!
Update December 2, 2020
This past Sunday we had our first worship service in the parking lot using an FM converter. It’s fitting that we started this worship service on the first Sunday of Advent which is the beginning of the church year. New year = new opportunity. Now we have four ways to worship: Facebook live, church website, WDOR radio, and parking lot.
On Sunday, we had 26 cars (if I counted correctly) in the parking lot. Steve Kase was the usher/parking lot attendant for the day. (He was the guy in the turkey hat!) People brought their own elements for Holy Communion. (One report said that one car had cheezits and white grape juice.)
It really was wonderful to see your faces, in person and not just on Zoom. Janet decided to ring the bell right at the beginning of the service. I’m not sure if it could be heard in the parking lot especially with closed car windows, but I heard them. It was the first time since mid-March that I heard them, and it overwhelmed me. Reports have come in that other people were overcome with emotion to simply be in attendance. It was good to be together again.
We have learned a few things already. The most important is that the FM channel which we used was apparently too close to an existing radio station so we got some interference. Therefore, we will be using a new channel this week: 107.7 on your FM dial. Please help us get the word out to people both about the parking lot service and the change in radio channel.
See you again soon!
To get in contact with any of the church staff, please use the following contact information.
Pastor Beth Macha: email@example.com
Office Administrator Cheryl DeMeuse: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Formation Deacon Donna Van Ramshorst: email@example.com
HS Youth Dori Arbter: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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