A Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11 by the Rev. Jeremy Pridgeon O God, our hope and refuge, in our distress we come quickly to you. Shock and horror of that tragic day have subsided, replaced now with an emptiness, a longing for an innocence lost. We come remembering those who lost their lives in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. We are mindful of the sacrifice of public servants who demonstrated the greatest love of all by laying down their lives for friends. We commit their souls to your eternal care and celebrate their gifts to a fallen humanity. We come remembering and we come in hope, not in ourselves, but in you. As foundations we once thought secure have been shaken, we are reminded of the illusion of security. In commemorating this tragedy, we give you thanks for your presence in our time of need and we seek to worship you in Spirit and in truth, our guide and our guardian. Amen.
Bethesda wishes to thank the community for attending this year’s Peach Festival, and for helping us to have another successful event. God bless you all. See you next year!
Irish eyes will be smiling at Bethesda on St. Patrick’s Day! Come on out and celebrate with us at our St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck Party, Friday, March 17, 6:00 p.m. This event will be fun for all the family as we feast on lots of good food, sing some familiar Irish tunes, and play a couple of blarney-oriented games. Don’t forget to wear some green!
…to all who came out and supported our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper! We hope it filled everybody up and put them in the right mood for the season of Lent.