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!
Bethesda is planning a new contemporary worship service set for Sundays at 9:00 a.m. We anticipate a small praise team to start with (2-3 musicians/singers), and we are looking for a musician to lead the group. Duties include choosing music (in cooperation with the pastor), leading rehearsals with the other musicians, and leading the music during the service. Familiarity with contemporary Christian music is a plus, but not required. A modest weekly salary is available for the qualified candidate. Interested parties may email BethesdaChurchOffice@gmail.com or call the church office at 410-673-7538 for more information.
Most of us would say we believe in God. Maybe at one time, we even felt close to God. Then life just got in the way and we drifted. Wherever you’re from, no matter your past hurts, shame, or regrets, whether you call yourself Christian or not, you have something deep inside you that longs for a connection with God. It’s part of being human.
Join us for our Sunday worship series Finding Your Way Back to God, starting October 15, and discover that God has not forgotten you. In fact, God is running to you with open arms. Sundays at 10:15am starting October 15
October 15 There’s Got to Be More, Read ch. 1-6
October 22 I Wish I Could Start Over, Read ch. 7-8
October 29 I Can’t Do This on My Own, Read ch. 9-11
November 5 God Loves Me After All, Read ch. 12-13
November 12 Now This is Living!, Read ch. 14-16
Every Sunday at Bethesda:
Worship Service 10:15am.
Deep Blue Kids (1st-5th grade) concurrent with Worship.
Nursery (Infants-K) concurrent with Worship.
Youth Group (6th-12th grade) 11:30am.
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.
Explore the lessons of the Book of Exodus with us in Pastor Linda’s new sermon series, “Breaking Free.” The first three sermons can be heard by clicking on their titles below. Do you need help breaking free? Come join us every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. as we learn how God wants us to live.