Bethesda's Program Year Is Starting September 19

The Sunday morning forums begin for the program year on September 19 with a welcome back from the Interim Rector, The Rev. Dr. Bob Dannals, and an overview of the year-to-come. Start off the year right, making the adult forum a part of your Sunday morning at Bethesda, and learn what the year ahead has in store for our parish.

The Church Mouse Is Open For The Season!

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

• Celebrating over 50 years
• 4,000+ square foot resale shop of women’s and men’s designer clothing, antiques, artwork, furniture, and more
• All proceeds from the Church Mouse fund Bethesda’s Outreach ministry

Rector Search

Since May, your Vestry has been working through the steps to identify Bethesda’s next full time Rector.  We are pleased to share with you our work so far and to ask for your continued support and participation.

Worshipping in a Pandemic

We are developing a plan to move us toward our goal of congregational singing, no masks, and no distancing. Our discussion has included a broad group of people, including the Rector, the Associates, and the Vestry, and is a thoughtful response to the most recent guidelines from both the CDC and the diocese. We will re-assess the protocols weekly and announce in the Thursday email newsletter what the protocols will be for the coming Sunday.

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We livestream our 11:00 a.m. Sunday service for those who prefer to participate from home.

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Wednesday: 12:05 p.m. – Chapel


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Coffee Hour | Parish Hall West

Join us for Sunday coffee hour after the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services in the Parish Hall.

This Sunday’s Readings in Context

Sunday’s Reading for September 19, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for September 19, 2021

Lesson: Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 Reading 16 The ungodly by their words and deeds summoned death; considering him a friend, they pined away and made a covenant with him, because they are fit to belong to his company.2:1 For they reasoned unsoundly, saying to...

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A Holy Mystery

A Holy Mystery

In July, as I was taking my first walk through the Nave of the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, there was a middle-aged man sitting quietly in one corner. As I passed near him headed for one of the doors in the Narthex he blurted out: "Thanks for letting me just sit in...

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