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 October 22, 2020
As I sit here drinking my hot tea, I am thinking about how my diet changes with the seasons. For instance, this is the first cup of tea since May. For me, hot tea is more for cold weather, but during warmer weather I drink more water or lemonade. We also eat more salads and burgers during warm weather and more soups and casseroles during cold weather.
Last week I had a little accident. Well, technically, my black folder filled with recipes had a little accident. It fell off the countertop. (And Rocket the cat knows nothing about it!) The paper folder tore in half, and the recipes I have been collecting for a number of years went flying. That gave me the opportunity to organize the recipes into a 3-ring binder.
During the organizing project, I came across several forgotten recipes that we have tried, liked, and kept. I also came across several recipes we thought sounded good but haven’t tried yet. Most of the recipes are for casseroles or soups. Since the colder weather is settling in, it’s time for soups and casseroles. Therefore, finding these recipes now is perfect timing!
That made me think about God’s timing. Quite often at the time when an event occurs, we cannot see how it works into God’s plan. Especially when unexpected things happen, they catch us off guard. All we can do at the time is live through it. We don’t have time to evaluate what is going on until later. But when we do, we often can see how God was at work all along.
Finding the recipes now just in time for cold weather is small potatoes in the scheme of life. However, small things quite often remind us of larger things. Every day activities can remind us of God’s activity in our lives. I hope you see how God is at work in your life.
I am looking forward to trying some new recipes. I would love to hear from you about your favorite casserole and soup recipes. I would be happy if you sent them to me. I would also love to hear how you are seeing God at work in your life!
To get in contact with any of the church staff, please use the following contact information.
Pastor Beth Macha: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Administrator Cheryl DeMeuse: 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.