Organ on a Forklift

Organ on a Forklift

Organ updates Did you notice the subtle differences in the organ console over the last couple of Sundays’ streamed services? Astute watching may have revealed large wooden pipes lying on the back pews and even a second console in the crossing during one piece. Our...
Lord, I Believe!

Lord, I Believe!

Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died . . .” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the...
A New Day

A New Day

That morning, that first Easter morning, they knew nothing but despair and loss. They saw the hope for a new world, the hope for a just society, the hope for reconciliation die on a cross. They saw Jesus mocked and treated as a criminal. And in his death, their world...
Lamb and Lentils and a Holy Week

Lamb and Lentils and a Holy Week

On Palm Sunday, we’ll enter into Holy Week. We’ll wave palm branches and cry hosan-na, celebrating Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. But the mood will quickly turn, and we’ll look ahead to Jesus’s last days. On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., we’ll remember the Last...
New to Bethesda?

New to Bethesda?

Have you met the new folks? How could anyone be new to Bethesda? We only started doing in person services a couple of months ago. Do you know that we had 57 new peo-ple join in 2020? We have continued to have gatherings with the Clergy and Associ-ates with newcomers,...
Discipline is a gift…really

Discipline is a gift…really

Lent is one of my favorite times of the year. I love Lent because it causes me to pause and be intentional about my faith Journey. Lent is a time for spiritual growth; a time to prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection and Easter. It’s...