Join us at Bethany House for...

Mass on Saturdays - at 5:00pm (casual attire is our style)!

Rosary Prayer Group - at 6:00pm on the first Wednesday of the month!

Bible Study - at 6:30pm on Thursdays (the Life of Jesus - Serendipity Bible Study)!

Come and join us!

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We’re located at 408 Levee Road in Mount Sterling, across from the MCHS football stadium.

Contact us at...

Saints Mary and Martha Church
at Bethany House
PO Box 502
Mount Sterling, KY
40353

859-404-8374
mamachurch4you@yahoo.com

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy Second Anniversary!!

Two years ago TODAY (Sunday, August 23, 2015) Saints Mary and Martha Anglican Church celebrated Mass in Bethany House for the first time!

Happy anniversary to Saints MAMA Church!!  What follows below is the original Facebook post from that day...

From the vicar...

“To God be the glory!”

Yes, we gave God the glory today (August 23, 2015) as MAMA Church offered the Mass for the first time at Bethany House (our home in Mount Sterling)!  Today’s Mass (and the delicious potluck and wonderful fellowship that followed) marked the culmination of nearly two years of searching, praying, and discerning.

For some time we began to think that Bethany House would only be a dream...and then God showed us what only he can do!  After having given up on the purchase of this house, we suddenly received word that the asking price had been lowered.  We then received word that the family who owned the house wanted to help us by lowering the asking price still further!  How could we not see God’s hand in that?!

There’s a good deal of cosmetic work to be undertaken on Bethany House in the weeks and months to come.  There will be painting, rearranging, the knocking out of a wall, the addition of air conditioning (no vestments for the vicar today because of the heat and humidity!), cutting down of some trees (precariously overhanging the house and/or blocking the view from the driveways onto the busy street), among many other things.

Most importantly, though, we now have a space into which we can invite those who are in need of Jesus (no matter how that need presents itself)!  We are blessed to have life teachers, lay counselors, and care givers in our community.  Indeed, God has provided for our every need through the gifts and talents of those who have come to be brothers and sisters of Mary and Martha of Bethany.  And we know that it doesn’t stop with our needs.  We know that he will send us from this house into the streets of Mount Sterling.

So I close as I began, “To God be the glory!”

Father Todd













Monday, August 21, 2017

From the vicar...

Good morning, friends!

I’m sitting on the little vicarage deck this beautiful morning (something I’ve been too busy to do for several weeks) and enjoying a delicious cup of cappuccino (I can never remember how to spell that!).  For the first time in I don’t know how long I feel relaxed and as though no task is hanging over my head.

We (Saints Mary and Martha Church) celebrated our second anniversary at Bethany House yesterday - we call it Friendship Sunday!  It was lovely and joy-filled.  Bethany House was filled with chatter and laughter, singing and praying - not to mention a super-abundance of delicious food!

There seems to be something beautiful happening among us at Bethany House.  As we live ever more intentionally into our calling of both contemplative prayer (contemplating Scripture in prayer) and intercessory prayer (praying for the needs of individuals and other concerns on our prayer list), the Lord seems to be sending us people who need his care - just like we do.

What it all adds up to is this: A beautiful community of Jesus-followers is being built.  I can’t wait to see what happens.  We’re standing on two promises: “We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) and “We love because God first loved us.” (1 John 4:19).  This is why we say, “We love Jesus, and we love you, too!”

Friends, on this morning after Friendship Sunday, I love you because Jesus loves each of us and because you are so very special!

Father Todd