On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Rev. Walter J. Schedler was installed as “Sole Pastor” of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Colusa, CA.
The church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) and is located at 720 Ware Ave. in Colusa.
Rev. Schedler had served as vacancy pastor 2007-2010, prior to the congregation calling Rev. Zabdi Lopez.
Pastor Lopez served from July 1, 2010 to August 31, 2014.
Pastor Schedler again began serving them as vacancy pastor on 1, September of this year. The decision was made, by the members, to call Rev. Schedler as Sole Pastor, in September, 2014.
Rev. Schedler was installed on November 16, 2014, officiated by the Rev. John-Paul Meyer. Rev Meyer was authorized to represent President Rev. Dr. Robert Newton of the California, Nevada, Hawaii (CNH) District office.
As Pastor Rev. Schedler will conduct a Friday 1:00 pm Bible Study at Eskaton-Frank Jaconetti Manor, on Saturdays at 11:00 am; the Youth Bible Study at 720 ware Ave., Conduct services at 9:00 am on Sundays with the Adult Bible Study at 10:30 AM.
Bethlehem is a friendly church that welcomes young and old alike to join us in the celebration of God’s Love.
There are several opportunities to serve. The Woman’s Mary-Martha Society creates quilts and lap robes, makes Jalapeno and Pomegranate Jellies as fund raisers. Bethlehem has also conducted Sumner Vacation Bible Studies.
Rev, Schedler is also an avid Model railroader and has a Model Train Store in the Picket Fence at 334 Market St, in Colusa. Pastor Schedler can be reached at (530) 458-8383 and (408) 431-1660.