Special Service

Special Service

Lenten Services – Bethel Hill participates in the Skippack-Methacton-Worcester Clergy Cluster during the Lenten Season.  Each Wednesday in Lent one of the churches hosts a Community Lenten Service inviting all of the congregation to attend.  Watch for schedules to be posted during Lent.

Holy Thursday worship held at Bethel Hill with communion served and choir selections.  The service is somber and the altar is stripped as the congregation leaves in silence.

Good Friday worship is held at Bethel Hill usually at noon on Good Friday with the church open for prayer and meditation.

Palm Sunday worship is celebrated by the distribution of palm branches and the Liturgy of the Passion.

Easter Sunday Morning early worship is held at 7:30am followed by a breakfast in Hayes Hall at 8:15am  with a 9:30 and an 11:00 am worship service and singing of Handel’s Halleluiah Chorus.

Blessing of the Animals is held the 1st Sunday in October.  It is held outside on the lawn of the church and offers an opportunity to bring your pet to be blessed by the pastor.

All Saint’s Sunday is celebrated the Sunday after October 31st.  During the regular worship a litany for those who “have gone on before” is highlighted with the tolling of the church bell.

Thanksgiving Eve worship is held jointly with the Philadelphia Arumdaun Church on the evening before Thanksgiving.  A time of fellowship after the service is hosted by the Philadelphia Arumdaun Church.

Christmas Eve worship offers 3 distictly different service styles, the early service is a family friendly worship in Hayes Hall geared toward children acting out the Christmas story.  The 2nd service hosts the Bethel Hill Sr. Choir with candle lit singing and a Christmas lesson.  The last service of Christmas Eve is held at 11:00pm with candle lit singing and communion.

Throughout the liturgical year, Bethel Hill will highlight many special services commemorating Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, World & National Days of Prayer, Scouting Ministry’s Sunday,  Bring a  Friend Sunday, Mother’s Day, Heritage Sunday, Memorial Day, Aldergates Day, Father’s Day, Pentcost, Reformation Day, Children’s Sabbath, Laity Sunday.