Bethesda Happenings

Upcoming Worship Times

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost | Sunday, October 17, 2021

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bob Dannals

In Person    8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, with sermon and organ music
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
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In Person    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Church


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

Upcoming Sunday Morning Forums

Preaching Forum | Sunday, October 17 | 9:45 a.m. | Parish Hall West

The Preaching Forum is a wonderful blend of a bible study with the opportunity to learn more about the context of the morning’s sermon. Greg Knight will have a conversation with the day’s preacher in a discussion that dives into the lectionary readings and the insights they inspire.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Friday, October 22 | 7:00 p.m. | Parish Hall

The Bethesda Trivia Night returns for an evening of fun, competitive trivia and fellowship. Form a team to answer questions on a variety of topics and win some fabulous prizes. The profits from this event benefit our Youth Pilgrimage Group with their trip to Spain in 2022. For more information, contact Greg Knight at (561) 655-4555 x114 or e-mail him at

Theology in Film: AT FIRST SIGHT
October 19 & 26| 7:00 pm | Zoom

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

Theology in Film continues with a discussion of Mark 46-52: That I May See on October 19.  Before he healed the blind man, Jesus first asked what the man wanted him to do.  Jesus does not impose; he responds to needs and requests.  We will pair this scripture with the movie AT FIRST SIGHT (1999): A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.  The film discussion will be on October 26. 

Theology in Film is a class for adults that meets via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Films are assigned every other week for participants to watch on their own. The movies discussed are typically available on popular streaming platforms or digital rental and are also frequently available on DVD through the Palm Beach Library System.

Ladies Bible Study: Parables of Jesus

Through November 10 | 10:00 a.m. | Guild Room

This ladies’ bible study meets in the Guild Room Wednesday mornings, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., during the academic year, with breaks that coincide with school vacations. Participants are primarily ladies with school-age families. We use video-based topical studies with ample time for group discussion — but we also change up our format from time to time! Themes we’ve covered in the past: God’s Grace, Using Words Wisely, The Miracles of Jesus; Ruth, Philippians, “Bible 101.”

All levels of biblical literacy are welcome. We participate in at least two outreach events every year, such as the Easter Homebound Luncheon and Angel Tree project. Sorry, childcare is currently not available for this study.

Port Ministry: Save Our Samples Sunday

Sunday, November 7 | 9:45 a.m. | Parish Hall

Please drop off your donations in the Narthex or the front office by Sunday, October 31.

We need your help in collecting samples of soap, shampoo, lotion, as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, men’s white crew socks, sweaters, blankets, magazines, playing cards, knitted caps, and scarfs. On Sunday, November 7, we will fill hundreds of gift bags with these items for our Port Ministry project.

Wednesday Night Middle Way

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Weekly Zoom Classes

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

Previewing the Lectionary | Thursdays | 2:00 p.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


In-Person Coffee Hour

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