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Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday is February 14Ash Wednesday is the Christian Day of Repentance.  Rituals include confession of sins and the imposition of ashes as a sign of finitude.  Ash Wednesday also marks the season of Lent, a turning away from what harms us and our neighbor, and toward God’s new life.Bethesda will hold two services, at […]

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Spirituals Concert: Legacy of Faith and Hope

What: Richard Ford and the Heritage Chorale sing spiritualsWhen: Sunday, February 18, 4pmWhere: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Avenue, New HavenCost: Freewill offering to Christian Community ActionThe Bethesda Music Series presents singer Richard Ford and the Heritage Chorale of New Haven in a moving and lively program of African American Spirituals, featured in celebration of […]

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Music Director Search

Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, CT, is searching for a new music director to assume leadership in June, 2018. Visit our music pages to learn more about our music ministries. Bethesda has a rich and long-standing musical tradition, with many skilled musicians involved in our worship life and 25-year-old concert series. Enjoy the benefits of […]

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Christmas at Bethesda!

Christmas Worship at BethesdaSunday, December 244:00 pm Christmas Eve Family Celebration, Blessing of the Tree, Blessing of the Nativity Scene, Eucharist with Candlelighting10:00 pm Festive Christ Mass, Eucharist with CandlelightingMonday, December 2510:00 am Christmas Day, Carols and Eucharist in Bethesda’s Chapel (sharing of cookies following worship in the Parish House Living Room) 

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Russian Voices: Bringing People Together With Harmony

What: St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble – Russian Choral MusicWhere: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Ave, New HavenWhen: Sunday, November 26, 4pmCost: Freewill offeringThe Bethesda Music Series is thrilled to welcome back the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, an internationally touring quartet from Russia. They will appear at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, on […]

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Fall Dance Social

at Bethesda in New HavenCalling all dancers and non-dancers! Come join us for a fun, causal night of dancing. We will be playing all variety of music from waltz to swing, rumba to salsa! Christina Castaneda will give a short lesson of Merengue to start the night off.We will be providing punch and finger foods. […]

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Reformation Sunday Concert

A Mighty Fortress!The Bethesda Music Series presents our annual Reformation Sunday Concert, featuring J.S. Bach’s Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg is unser Gott (“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”), and a rich program of instrumental and sacred choral music including Bach, Mendelssohn, and Fauré. The hour-long program will take place at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 […]

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A New England Requiem

What: Vivaldi’s Gloria and A New England Requiem by Scott PerkinsWhen: Sunday, May 21, 4pmWhere: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney AvenueCost: Free-will offeringThe Bethesda Music Series presents Antonio Vivaldi’s famous Gloria and the world premiere of A New England Requiem by New Haven-based composer Scott Perkins on Sunday, May 21, at 4pm. The hour-long program […]

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2017 Companion Trip to the Holy Land

Walking on the Road2017 Companion Trip to the Holy LandJoin New England Synod Bishop Jim Hazelwood and Companion Synod Coordinator Pastor Tim Keyl onThe New England Synod’s Companion Synod Mission Trip to The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) Dates: November 6-22, 2017Estimated Cost: $3,850 all-inclusive (airfare, room & double-occupancy board, ground […]

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Companion Trip to the Holy Land

Join Pastor Tim Keyl on The New England Synod’s Companion Synod Mission Trip to The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) Dates: December 29, 2015-January 14, 2016 Cost: $3,700 all-inclusive (airfare, room & board, ground travel, including Petra and Jordan) Tour Leader: Pastor Tim Keyl, Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut […]

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