Pastoral Care

At Bethesda-by-the-Sea we clothe ourselves in compassion through our Pastoral Care program, an organizational structure that includes the clergy, staff, and lay members of the congregation. Through a network of helping hands and hearts, this in-reach ministry provides support to members of our congregation during times of need. Pastoral Care comes in many forms at Bethesda, including:



    1. The liturgical ritual of our worship service provides both spiritual and pastoral care. The Prayers of the People list specific pastoral needs and names of parishioners at Bethesda for intercessory prayer.
    2. Lay Eucharistic Visitors
    3. Live Stream Services provide Pastoral Care for those at home.

Intercessory Prayer

    1. Daughters of the King
    2. Prayer Box in cloister behind the fountain of Bethesda

Spiritual Direction

    1. Spiritual Direction is a relational process in which a trained Spiritual Director listens to and companions someone who desires a deeper relationship with God. 


    1. Wednesday Eucharist with Anointing for Healing

Pastoral Emergencies

    1. Death
    2. Physical or mental health crisis

Pastoral Conversations

    1. Crisis of Faith
    2. Life Struggles
    3. Grief Work – Illness, Death, Divorce
    4. Premarital/Marital Counseling

Hospital/Nursing Home Visits

Shepherd Ministry

    1. Every household at Bethesda is assigned a Shepherd to serve as your “Resource Person” to answer questions about Bethesda such as: a) Becoming involved in a small group b) Discovering volunteer opportunities c) Taking a Spiritual Gifts Assessment d) Navigating Bethesda’s website at e) Meeting your pastoral needs f) Watching online services and sermons g) Attending parish events

For more on Bethesda’s Shepherd Ministry and a picture of your Shepherd, click here. For additional information or to contact your Shepherd, email

Pastoral Care Requests

(561) 655-4554 x 110;  
Each week the Bethesda Prayer List, Intercessory Prayer List, and hospital list is created for the clergy.  If you would like to have memorial flowers dedicated to or in honor of someone, please contact the Main Office. 

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Prayers for healing and wholeness have been asked for… Abby, Allie, Andy, Anne, Aron, Bill, Bill, Bobby, Bruce, Byron, Brygida, Carolyn, Christian, Courtney, Daniel, David, Debbi, Denny, Donna, Ellie, Evan, Henryka, Isabel, Jane, Jasen, Joan, John, Judy, Justin, Kathryn, Kelly Ann, Ken, Kerry, Kimmie, Kinga, Larry, Lillian, Lizz, Malcom, Marcia, Margot, Martie, Mary, Mary, Nicholas, Nicole, Oliver, Pam, Regine, Remy, Robert, Robin, Ruth, Steve, the Lawson family, the Nesselhauf family, the Rohe family, Tim, Uma, Vince, Wendy, Zdzislaw, and all those serving our country, including Alex, Austin, Benjamin, Christian, Elizabeth, Eric, George, Harold, Herbert, John, Lee, Lorne, Luster, Michael, Mantis, Sean, Thomas, Tommy, and William

141 South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 | (561) 655-4554

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