Ishpeming, Michigan † Est. 1870
Oct 2017 - For the past year the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has been commemorated in various ways across the church and also in the wider culture. (Public TV had an excellent program on Luther in September; if you didn’t see it, watch it if it’s offered again!) The observance will more or less culminate on the 31st of this month, the day in 1517 when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, statements that questioned what Luther saw as abuses taking place in the Catholic Church at that time. Reformation Sunday will be observed in church on the Sunday before that, October 29th... More
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† Robert Nadeau
Assistant Executive Director
† Ted Swanson
† Rev. Warren Geier
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Sample Sermon 7-15-07, Luke 10:25-29:
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And Jesus said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”
But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Bethany's Schuelke Pipe Organ
Bethany's pipe organ was dedicated in June 1886, number 44 of 160 produced by the Schuelke Organ Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The organ was stored in the 1950s when the church was relocated and was refurbished by the Levsen Organ Company in the 1990s.
"Let the children come unto me"
In 2005, Roger Junak, a local artist, was commissioned to paint a mural on the north wall of our fellowship hall.
He did a most excellent job!
Communion Bread Recipe
From Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota
Sift dry ingredients together three times:
2 C whole wheat flour
1 C white flour
1 & 1.4 tsp baking powder
1 & 1/4 tsp salt
Stir in 4 tsp oil. Set aside.
Mix wet ingredients together until dissolved.
3/4 C plus 2 TBS very hot water
3 TBS honey
3 TBS molasses
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Dough should be slightly sticky. Do not knead.
Divide into four balls and flatten each into a 1/4 inched thick disk.
With a knife, score the top of each loaf into eight pie-shaped sections, so that the sections can be more easily broken off while serving. Alternatively, you could score a cross onto the loaf.
Lay the loaves on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and brush the tops of the loaves with oil. Bake an additional 5-8 minutes. Let cool.
Yield: four 8 oz. loaves. Each loaf serves 60-70 people, depending upon the size of the piece given. The loaves freeze well.
Reformation 500 Guest Speaker
Dr. Kurt Hendel, Professor Emeritus of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, was our guest speaker for two talks:
Luther on the Hidden and Revealed God
Munising, MI, Tuesday,
April 25, 2017
Faith Active in Love
Bethany Lutheran, Ishpeming, MI, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Worship Sunday at 10:30