• Welcome
  • What to Expect
  • Children & Youth
  • Worship Schedule
  • Directions
  • Contact
  • Greetings,

    Welcome to the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, a community of people from all walks of life discovering the joy of knowing and following Jesus Christ. We gather on Sundays to hear the sacred stories of God’s love and to be spiritually nourished in sharing Holy Communion. Then, inspired by our fellowship, we strive to make God's love a living reality in our lives every day. At Bethesda, Sunday is the high point of the week. So, look around our web site. Then come and join us on a Sunday morning soon.

    Peace, The Rev. James Harlan, Rector

  • Every Sunday is where the life begins at Bethesda. We celebrate the Holy Eucharist with glorious liturgy and music. We also celebrate Holy Eucharist during the week and offer a healing service on Wednesdays. 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. Click here for our service schedule.


  • FROM I-95

    Take the Okeechobee Blvd East exit (70). Travel East on Okeechobee Blvd to the Intracoastal Waterway. Cross over the Intracoastal Waterway, and continue going East to the second light (South County Road). Turn North (left) onto South County Road, and travel 1/2 mile. The church will be on the Right.


    Click here and scroll to Directions and Parking Information.

  • Having the faith of a child

    Children and youth bring such wonderful life and energy to our community. Bethesda offers a warm welcome to every child, whether parents prefer to bring their children into the worship service, or put them in the special children's worship (when available), or let them enjoy the nursery. We strive to create a place where even our littlest members know that God loves them, where all of us can grow in our faith, and where parents can find their own sense of peace and support.



  • God is Love

    Our worship is formal, intimate, transcendent, reflective, fun, and inspiring. As we celebrate our life together, we focus on God's love for each and every person and encourage one another to seek that loving presence of God. We have communion as an integral part of every service where we share together in a simple meal of bread and wine. While our worship may not be entirely familiar, we encourage everyone to join in as they are comfortable. Read more here.


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Online Worship:

Click here to join us online everyday for worship on at 11:00 a.m. 

Children’s Sunday Morning - Zoom Sunday School | 10:00 a.m. | Zoom

For all children ages 10 and under, we are going to offer a Zoom Sunday School with Jessica Hitchcock and Greg Knight on Sunday mornings. We will have a story and short children's homily, songs, and interactive crafts from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Click here to join us Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Virtual Coffee Hour | After 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service | Zoom

Sunday's after the 11:00 a.m. livestream service, we’ll gather in a Zoom meeting for a virtual coffee hour. Bring your coffee and questions. It will be an unstructured time for us to talk as a community. Please give the clergy a few minutes to remove vestments and get to our offices to login. Click here to join us Sunday.

Wednesday Night Middle Way | 6:00 p.m. | Zoom

Join us via Zoom on Wednesday evenings for a great class. Click here Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. to join Middle Way! 

Daily Prayer

Join us for daily prayer (more information to come!).

Join The Children and Youth Faith-At-Home Weekly Email Newsletter

All parents of children and youth are invited to sign up for our weekly Faith-At-Home e-newsletter that comes out every Friday featuring Sunday School lessons, children’s books to check out or download, YouTube videos for youth, and even recommendations of movies for parents to stream, all connected to that week’s liturgy. If you would like to sign up. Please email Greg Knight ( and you will be added to the mailing list.

Social Media

Stay connected with us through our YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and our Instagram pages.




You may contact us at (561) 655-4554 or e-mail us at if you have any questions.



·     Join us for worship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.