Bethesda Presbyterian Church -- 7611 Clarendon Road -- Bethesda, MD 20814

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Rev. Chuck’s Message: “Two Gates”
Acts 12:6-17
What Gates Provide You Entry — or Deny You Entry?
How Can Church Be an Open Gate?

Part 7 in a Series on The Acts of the Apostles,
per Our Church’s Call: “Love in Action: Our Church in Our Community”


Directions & Parking Info

GPS DIRECTIONS: 5061 Wilson Lane, to arrive at our Sanctuary! We are located at the corner of Wilson Lane and Clarendon Road, one block from Old Georgetown Road, in the heart of Bethesda, MD.
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WORSHIP ENTRY: NOT at our Clarendon address, but at our Wilson Lane frontage (between Clarendon & Arlington) -- through either the bell tower or playground doors.
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IMPORTANT PARKING NOTES: We suggest you plan your parking intentionally, as there is very limited around-the-block street parking space on Sunday mornings due to patrons of a major farmers market at Bethesda Elementary School (corner of Wilson & Arlington -- gray area in the map's center). If you come for Christian Education or early for Worship, we generally have free parking available in the 12-space church lot behind the brick Church House at 7611 Clarendon -- *please feel free to double-park*. An excellent freebie option otherwise: Cordell Ave. public garage two blocks away (across from Passage to India restaurant).
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IF YOU COME TO US BY METRO, we are a convenient 1/2 mile stroll from the Bethesda Metro Station. See the map above -- the blue Metro "M" towards the lower right under the center map. Saunter down Old Georgetown Road to Wilson Lane & take a left; we're one block from there on the left.
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OR you can walk less by catching, from the Bethesda Metro Station, Ride-On Bus No. 47 to the Old Georgetown Rd & Arlington Rd stop, and walk that one block down Wilson.
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Come early or stay afterward and enjoy the farmers market at Bethesda Elementary!


JOIN US SUNDAY AT 10 AM WORSHIP! We continue our lope through The Acts of the Apostles as a template for our Church's Calling: "Love in Action: Our Church in Our Community"! Sunday's Message, based on Acts 12:6-17, is "Two Gates". Seems that Peter's release from a Roman prison and from inside the city gates was easier than his entry into the disciples' shelter! What gates do we easily pass through -- or, like many of our LGBTQ friends, find entry denied? And how can our church open our gates to spiritual seekers in our community: those who seek release from their workaday shackles, looking for a place to freely and safely explore a deeper, more grounded relationship with God?
Join us -- and for the Social Action meeting following Worship!
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There will be a candlelight vigil June 21 at 8pm at Veterans Park, in downtown Bethesda. Please share and join us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends from our sibling congregation, Kinghorn Parish in Fife, Scotland have popped by for a brief American visit. From left: Andrew Reid, Ryan Bushnell, Lucy Aitken. ... See MoreSee Less

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JOIN US ON 6/19 FOR *10 AM* SUMMER WORSHIP AT BPC! SPECIAL GUESTS: YOUNG ADULTS FROM THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND! For three decades, based on a generous dedicated fund, BPC has partnered with Kinghorn Parish Church in Fife, Scotland for young adults to foster cross-cultural relationships and understanding between these two Reformed congregations. This Sunday, Kinghorn's Lucy Aitken, Ryan Bushnell, and Andrew Reid will be with us for Worship and to engage us in a post-Worship conversation in the Fellowship Hall. *Sunday's Message*, continuing our Acts of the Apostles series -- "Stand Up; I Am Only a Mortal" (Acts 10:26) -- focuses on our interchurch relationship, including the humility and conviction both that are relationally necessary in these most uncivil of days. ... See MoreSee Less

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