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News from the Rector

News from the Rector

Dear Bethesda Family, I’m so pleased to announce that I have appointed Mother Margaret McGhee as Associate for Stewardship and Digital Ministry. As you know, Mother Margaret came to us directly from seminary as a curate. A curate is rather like a resident out of...

Gods Good News

Gods Good News

My husband Rod and I have a ritual of watching the evening news. We gather to see and reflect on what’s happening in our community, country and the world each day. The past several months have been so filled with chaos, grief, and loss, and I sometimes wonder, “where...

Love and joy. It’s all around. Can you feel it?

Love and joy. It’s all around. Can you feel it?

“The world is often a difficult place, full of fear and anger and suffering. But it is important to see that love and joy also fill our world. I share this belief with one of my closest and most mischievous friends, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I am asking you to help...

Thank You For Your Welcome

Thank You For Your Welcome

Michael and I are thrilled to be here at last! It’s been a long journey of time, discernment, prayer, questions, answers, and love. But, as I said to Fr. James on the phone in July, after 21 years of ministry in Harvard Square, I felt like the Holy Spirit was yelling...

Thanksgiving For A Ministry

Thanksgiving For A Ministry

For 33 years, Hal Pysher has shaped profoundly our prayer and worship at Bethesda. He has coaxed song from choristers and worshippers alike, lifted the roof and made the church’s one foundation shake with the very instrument he designed, and crafted liturgies with a...

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Oh, how that question is etched in the minds of countless parents and children who have endured a long journey and are anxiously awaiting the arrival at their destination. Little ones, especially, struggle with both temporal and spatial relations and therefore think...

St. Paul is not a city in Minnesota

St. Paul is not a city in Minnesota

Well, maybe it’s that too, but most importantly for us, St. Paul is the man who expanded the Jesus movement from being a Jewish sect to a distinct fellowship of Jesus’ followers throughout the Mediterranean world. We learn a great deal about Paul from the Book of Acts...

Eden was a garden

Eden was a garden

When Bob and I bought the house in Georgia, there wasn’t much in the way of plantings or landscaping, so over the last eight years we have amended, planted, moved, cut, nursed, and mulched countless living things, and the hilltop is finally coming into its own. Many...

“Yes, I do love, BUT . . .”

“Yes, I do love, BUT . . .”

I love my theological seminary. I really do. One of the reasons I chose to serve at Bethesda, following my retirement, is the opportunity to work under our Rector, a graduate of the same fine seminary, for I admire him. The other reason is due to my bride, who wanted...

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