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!
Update May 28, 2020
I was on a zoom meeting this week with pastors of Door County who represent the denominations which sent out the ecumenical letter found on page 10 of June’s newsletter. This letter was written by judicatory leaders of ELCA, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, United Methodist, and Episcopal. This zoom meeting was to connect with one another to see what potential plans our local Door County ecumenical neighbors have for moving toward in-person worship.
Unanimously, the pastors on that call said that their congregational leadership is in no hurry to move toward in-person worship. All are planning to follow CDC guidelines and the guidelines put out by the Wisconsin Council of Churches which are based on the Badger Bounce Back program. That means the earliest that in-person worship can happen would be when Wisconsin gets to phase 2 of the BBB, and we are not even in phase 1 yet. When we get to phase 2, up to 50 people can gather with appropriate social distancing. There will be no communion, singing, or sharing the peace at that point.
All of those pastors want to take it carefully and cautiously. Some of us have firsthand knowledge of people who had COVID19. Some of us have connections to people in high medical positions and are listening to them. We all want to keep our parishioners and all the people of Door County as safe as possible.
In the meantime, we continue to be the church right where we are. We worship virtually. We have zoom coffee hour together. We call or text or email one another. We are creative with how we carry on Christ’s ministry.
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
Parish Nurse LouAnn Brown: email@example.com
Faith Formation Deacon Donna Van Ramshorst: firstname.lastname@example.org
HS Youth Dori Arbter: email@example.com
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.
Dear Friends in Christ, Thank you for the love and care you have shown one another over these past two months. You honored the “Safer at Home” order and helped reduce illness, suffering, and loss of life. You made difficult and necessary sacrifices to help protect...read more