Blessing of the Animals Service

Sunday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m.

In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis, we invite you to join us at 10:00 a.m. for our annual Blessing of the Animals. We encourage you to bring your pets to the service for them to be blessed.

Music at Bethesda

Music at Bethesda: Recital & Choral Evensong
Sunday, October 1 | 3:30 p.m. | Church

Daniel Bayless, Director of Music, St. Mark’s Church and School, Palm Beach Gardens, will offer an organ recital at 3:30 p.m., followed by Evensong, led by the Bethesda Choir at 4:00 p.m. A free-will offering will be received in the service, and a reception will follow.

The Church Mouse Grand Reopening

The Church Mouse will reopen, 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 2!

• Celebrating over 50 wonderful 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

Middle Way Spotlight

Wednesday, October 4 | 6:00 p.m.
Social Media and Civil Discourse with Special Guest The Rev. Jay Kim

Contemplative Prayer

Saturday, October 7 | 10:00 a.m.
Contemplative Prayer – Church Pilgrimage with Special Guest Lori Erickson.

Special Halloween Event

Phantom of the Opera featuring organist Dorothy Papadakos
Friday, October 27 | 6:30 p.m.

Halloween costume party in the Garth at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7:00 p.m. by a screening of the original 1929 “Phantom of the Opera” (colorized) accompanied at the organ by Dorothy Papadakos. Fun for everyone! Costumed children under 12 come in for free with a paying costumed adult.


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This Sunday’s Readings in Context

Sunday’s Reading for October 8, 2023

Sunday’s Reading for October 8, 2023

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Reading 1 Then God spoke all these words:2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me.4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form...

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Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Dear Friends, One of my favorite Peanuts comic strips unfolds this way: Charlie Brown is worrying about something – as usual – and lamenting about it to his faithful beagle. He concludes by saying, “Oh Snoopy, you’re so lucky, you don’t have a care in the world.” But...

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