Bethesda Happenings

Upcoming Worship Times

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 21

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bob Dannals


In Person    8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, with sermon
In Person    9:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, with short homily and hymns
In Person    11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, with sermon, hymns, and choir
& Online


In Person    12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist in the Church

October 22, 2022

Champagne reception at 6:30 p.m.; Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Come and hear one of the world’s most sought-after vocal ensembles sing a stunning program called “Lux aeterna.” Featured will be choral music by Byrd, Casals, Elgar, Gibbons, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Parry, Paulus, Rachmaninoff, and more, in the stunning neo-Gothic architecture that is Bethesda-by-the-Sea.

Tickets for the concert are available in General Seating for just $25 each. Or, for a real night out, join us for the Champagne Reception at 6:30 p.m. and receive Premium Seating for the Music Supporters’ price of $200 each. All seating is unreserved within defined areas of the Nave.

Men of Bethesda (M.O.B.)

Monday, October 10 | 8:00 a.m. | Parish Hall

The Men of Bethesda is a group of men from our congregation who share a monthly fellowship and prayer, gathering on the second Monday morning of each month in our Parish Hall. As well, we enjoy occasional evening socials at our church, homes, and local restaurants with our loved ones and friends. All men of our beloved church are invited and encouraged to attend.

Save Your Samples

As you travel, remember to save the small soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, etc. found in your hotel room. Every year Bethesda’s Port Ministry arranges hundreds of gift bags for sailors who are at sea on Christmas Day. We will be collecting your items in fall.

Wednesday Night Middle Way

Click here to view the upcoming middle way classes.

Wednesday Night Middle Way
will resume Wednesday, September 21

Weekly Zoom Classes

Please join us by using the following Zoom link for all classes:

Previewing the Lectionary | Mondays | 11:00 a.m. | Zoom

Join Canon Tom O’Brien for a one-hour, open-ended, interactive and freewheeling discussion of the Bible readings for next Sunday. No Bible expertise is needed, just a willingness to discuss and learn. Each session is a “stand alone” session, so you can join any week. Having a Bible at hand to follow the readings is a plus, but not essential. For more information contact Canon O’Brien at

Bethesda Movie Club

Please join us by using the following Zoom link for all classes:

WALL STREET | September 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club resumes with a discussion of Luke 16:1-13: You Cannot Serve both God and Mammon on September 13.  Jesus’ parable shows a steward who was wise according to the world where greed is good.  We will pair this scripture with the movie WALL STREET (1987): A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME | September 20 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Luke 16:19-31: Heaven and Hell on September 20.  In the parable about the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus says that we ourselves determine our future – heaven or hell – by how we live our lives on earth.  We will pair this scripture with the movie WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (1998): Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.

LEAP OF FAITH | September 27 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Luke 17:5-10: Help My Unbelief on September 27.  Jesus reminds us that faith is a privileged, humble service.  We will pair this scripture with the movie LEAP OF FAITH (1992): Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting ‘miracles’ with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage.

PHILADELPHIA | October 4 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Luke 17:11-19: Have Pity on Us on October 4.  Lepers were outcasts in both Old Testament times and in the time of Jesus.  We will pair this scripture with the movie PHILADELPHIA (1993): Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.


In-Person Coffee Hour

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