Lenten Retreat led by The Rev. J. Edwin (Ed) Bacon, Jr.
Friday, March 17 | 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. | Orientation and Beginning Conversation, Parish Hall
Saturday, March 18 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Lenten Retreat ($20, lunch included), Parish Hall
Sunday, March 19 | Preaching at all services (8:00, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m.) | 10:10 a.m. Adult Forum, Parish Hall
In an increasingly divided world where anxieties corrode relationships, systems, and institutions, and casual conversation is tense and discourse has been replaced by shouts and accusations, and The Rev. Ed Bacon offers hope in reorientation, salve in returning to grace and generosity of spirit. Basing his ministry in Henri Nouwen’s concept of leaving the house of fear, where one builds barriers that isolate and insulate, and moving into one’s house of love, where grace and forgiveness break down barriers, Father Bacon will guide participants in this year’s Lenten Retreat on a journey that seeks wholeness and redemption for a more Christ-centered and light-filled life. Join the Bethesda community and guests on Friday evening and Saturday as Father Bacon, renown preacher, spiritual leader, recently retired rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, and author of the bestselling 8 Habits of Love: Overcome Fear and Transform Your Life, work together toward a holy Lent and a transformed soul. 8 Habits of Love: Overcome Fear and Transform Your Life is available for purchase in the Shoppe at Bethesda. RSVP to Regine at (561) 655-4554 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 13.
Saturdays, March 25 and April 1 | 9:00 a.m. | Parish Hall
Come get a fresh perspective on Bethesda’s ministries at Bethesda Life! Whether you are new to Bethesda or have been attending for years, we encourage you to join us to learn more about the mission, history, organization, and life of both the Episcopal Church and Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Father James and other church leaders will present the ministries of Worship, Education, Outreach, Bethesda Cares, Stewardship, Fellowship & Hospitality, and Evangelism & Communication. This is a wonderful opportunity for all to identify with one or more areas in which you feel called to serve, as well as to meet other parishioners—new and long-time. A continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:45 a.m. and the session is from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please sign-up in advance by calling April Lawrence in the church office at (561) 655-4555 x112, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Men of Bethesda (MOB)
Monday, April 3 | 7:30 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 first 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.
St. Mary’s Guild (SMG)
Monday, April 3 | 10:30 a.m. | Guild Room
St. Mary’s Guild is a group of women who meet the first Monday of the month (November through May). The morning begins with a business meeting followed by a scheduled speaker and a delicious luncheon. SMG is open to all women of Bethesda and new members/guests are welcomed at any time. Membership presently runs about 60 members.
For more information
Click here to view our Christian Formation Offerings and/or click here to view our complete schedule of events in our Bethesda Catalog. You may contact us at (561) 655-4554 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.