The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea is actively searching for a new Rector.
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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.

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

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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8:00 a.m. – Garden Chapel| Leaflet
9:00 a.m. – Nave | Leaflet
11:00 a.m. – Nave | Leaflet

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

Wednesday: 12:05 p.m. – Chapel


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Sunday Morning Fellowship

Coffee Hour | Parish Hall West

Join us for Sunday coffee hour after the 8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services.

This Sunday’s Readings in Context

Sunday’s Reading for December 5, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for December 5, 2021

Lesson: Malachi 3:1-4 Reading 1 See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight-- indeed, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. 2 But who can...

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Turn Around

Turn Around

This week, John the Baptist stands before us -- bold, loud, and energetic. He asks us to check our spiritual and ethical compass, check the direction of our lives. He implores us to make sure we know where we're headed. He assures us that a directional shift or even a...

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