This Summer…

This Summer…

This summer will be a little different for Bethesda. After a lot of discussion, we will not be offering our usual VBS/Wildkids camp this year. What this means for us is that we have the opportunity to partner with others so that these ministries can still be...
Introducing Abel Jesse Welch

Introducing Abel Jesse Welch

“By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks…” ~Hebrews 11:4 “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his...
Questions

Questions

Instead of a usual article this month, I want to share some of the questions I’m thinking about as we approach the next few months. As more of our members receive their second dose of the vaccine, will they be ready to come back to church? How long will it take for a...
Things They Didn’t Teach You In Seminary

Things They Didn’t Teach You In Seminary

This article may also be found in the 2020 Annual Report of the Congregation. Dear Bethesda, We’ve had a few years together, but not like this one! One year ago we were putting together plans for Lent and Easter, excited for a new Palm Sunday idea: one joint worship...
What A Difference A Year Makes!

What A Difference A Year Makes!

This article may also be found in the 2020 Annual Report of the Congregation. It’s not easy to sum up the year 2020. We have all been pushed and pulled in new directions as we learned new technology and ways of being together without actually being together....
New Year’s Blowout

New Year’s Blowout

“The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the people of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of complete rest, a holy convocation commemorated with trumpet blasts. You shall not work at your occupations; and you...