"A Week in the Life of Bethesda-by-the-Sea"
Every Sunday, the Lord's Day, is where the life begins at Bethesda. We celebrate the Holy Eucharist with glorious liturgy and music. Click here for our service schedule and more information.
Tuesdays begin with Bible study at 7:15 a.m., at which the preacher for the following Sunday examines the "propers" (assigned readings) with parishioners. You have no idea how many sermon topics are generated in that group! The group then attends the Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, which is followed by breakfast. On Wednesdays at 12:05 p.m., there is a healing service of Holy Eucharist with the Laying On of Hands. A third weekday Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Fridays at 12:05 p.m.
On Saturdays, Holy Matrimony is often the "featured attraction," and though not a part of the regular pattern of worship for parishioners, these services are integral to the life of the community of faith.
So...there is a regular pattern to our common life according to The Book of Common Prayer. None of us does all of it, but we play our parts in the on-going and up-building worship of The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, week in and week out, year by year, to the greater glory of God!
All baptized Christians are invited to participate in the Holy Eucharist when visiting Bethesda-by-the-Sea. It is not necessary to be a member of the Episcopal Church in order to receive Holy Communion. Persons who have not been baptized are welcome to come to the altar rail and kneel to receive a blessing. Cross your arms on your chest as a sign that you will not receive Communion.
If you are unfamiliar with our service on Sunday, please feel free to ask for assistance from an usher, a parish greeter, or anyone sitting near you.