Along with other organizations across the United States, tomorrow Bethesda will toll its bell twenty-one times, at five-second intervals, at 11:00 a.m., in honor of the centennial of Armistice Day. If you have access to a bell in the town of Preston, we hope you will join us. In 1918 President Woodrow Wilson wrote in response to the Armistice: “A supreme moment of history has come. The eyes of the people have been opened and they see. The hand of God is laid upon the nations. He will show them favour, I devoutly believe, only if they rise to the clear heights of His own justice and mercy.” We pray, in this moment of remembrance, that God will continue to show mercy and justice, and bring peace to his people on earth.
Due to the uncertainty of the weather in the next few days, our worship service for this Sunday, September 16, originally to take place at the Choptank marina, will be moving indoors to Bethesda. There will be one service, at the church in Preston, at 9:45am. Come out and be part of this combined worship celebration, featuring both traditional and contemporary music, and a special music surprise!
Enjoy this special Easter edition of the Bethesda Bugle, full of details about our Easter services and all the exciting activities underway at the church this spring!
…by joining in the Peace March. Hear Pastor Linda’s sermon as we move towards Good Friday, the crucifixion, and the Resurrection!
The season of Lent is just around the corner. It is a time of reflection, self-assessment, and reconnection with the things in life that have true and lasting meaning. If you are feeling the tug of God on your heart today, why not make Lent your time to answer his call?
Take communion and receive the ashes on Ash Wednesday, and discover anew the message and mission that Jesus Christ has for you. Easter is only seven weeks away: prepare yourself for Christ’s Resurrection by experiencing one of your own!