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Christian Formation this Summer

Christian Formation this Summer

Join us for Summer Adult Education with the Bethesda Clergy In our world of limited gatherings, we have discovered that the opportunity to come together virtually, and especially to learn together, feeds so many within our community. To that end, the clergy and other...

A Statement from the Clergy

A Statement from the Clergy

Yesterday evening, police in Washington, DC used tear gas, flash grenades, and batons to clear peaceful protesters, including clergy, seminarians, medical personnel, and members of St. John’s Episcopal Church, out of Lafayette Square for the sole purpose of creating a...

The Fires of Pentecost

The Fires of Pentecost

And thus the world changes again. On Sunday evening, the evening of Pentecost, helicopters and drones circled over the island of Palm Beach. Protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police continued nearby. Conflicts raged in cities across the land....

A Message to the Clergy and People

A Message to the Clergy and People

 Stay Home. Stop the Spread. Save Lives. If you have to go out, wear a mask.  Extension of Closure Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Throughout this season of the COVID-19 virus, our church buildings and schools have been closed to serve the common good in...

Risk and Fear

Risk and Fear

When we think about what we want out of our life, these two words rarely come to mind. I remember learning in a psychology class about our hierarchy of needs, with physical needs like food and rest being the most basic, closely followed by safety needs. Deeper needs...

Be patient in suffering and persevere in prayer

Be patient in suffering and persevere in prayer

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in...

On Being Faithful – Re-opening Guidelines

On Being Faithful – Re-opening Guidelines

Dear Bethesda Family,The evening news these days focuses on “re-opening” the country with images of politicians issuing new directives and of people dining once again in restaurants. Naturally, folks are asking what this next phase of the pandemic looks like at...

Realm Giving

Realm Giving

Did you join a group in Realm last week? I know many of you did because I got the requests. I hope you are using it now to reach out to your friends in the parish. Today we are going to talk about giving using Realm. I should start by saying that if you have given...

Hearing Old Words in a New Way

Hearing Old Words in a New Way

Last Wednesday night, we prayed Compline at the end of our online Middle Way gathering. I’ve loved Compline for years, and I thought I knew the service well, but last week it surprised me. We read Psalm 91, which has never been my favorite choice. It’s long and it...

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