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Pot Luck Dinner – April 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for a Pot Luck Dinner on April 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (45 Washington Street).  There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex of the church.  Please contact Pam Houde with questions or to arrange a ride.

Parish Meeting – Sunday April 22 after 10:00 A.M. Service

After several months of deliberation and discussion, the Vestry and Wardens have authorized and conveyed a letter to Shelters of Saratoga (SOS) proposing that our two organizations promptly explore the feasibility of meeting the need for emergency shelter and other programs to serve the community’s homeless population at Bethesda’s New Parish House and Community Center.

A copy of the letter and media release may be accessed here:


To give members of the parish every opportunity to learn more, Dean Vang has scheduled a “question and answer” time after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday April 22 for all who wish to participate.

As you may know, SOS has proposed building a new facility near their existing shelter on Walworth Street.  The proposal has attracted opposition from neighbors, and is likely to be in court for an indefinite time.  This controversy will prevent Saratoga Springs from conclusively establishing this long-needed service to the less fortunate members of our community.  In keeping with our Christian tradition and scriptural direction, we have decided to explore whether Bethesda’s location would meet the need and potentially unite community sentiment.

Please give this information your attention and consideration, and we look forward to our parish discussion on April 22.

Bethesda Newsletter – Epipany / Lent 2018

Bethesda Newsletter – Epiphany / Lent 2018


Click here to see our latest newsletter – The Voice Epiphany / Lent 2018

Christian Education 2017 – 2018

Christian Education 2017-2017

Easter Term
April 8 No Classes
April 15, 22, 29 Classes
May 6, 13, 20 Classes
May 27 No Classes
June 3 Classes
June 10 Recognition Sunday

Printed version

Donations via PayPal

Bethesda Episcopal Church is now a participant of PayPal! You can now make your gift to Bethesda by clicking on the “Donate” button on the right or going to and choosing as the payee.

Stained Glass Window Restoration

Protective glass and better ventilation for our priceless Tiffany and other stained glass windows was installed May 8 – 10, 2017 on the north (Washington Street) side of the church. Lamb Studios’ craftsmen worked diligently Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to complete this project, which was supported by last August’s Building Fund party.

The narthex was the site of the work table, stencil-making, glass cutting, taping and staging. Scaffolding was erected above the front steps, and craftsmen Jay and Joseph executed the project with great care and expertise.

Many thanks to all who supported last August’s fundraiser, and who continue to support Bethesda’s Capital Campaign. And thanks be to God for the gift of craftsmanship and artistry that has enhanced our worship here for nearly two centuries.

Partial view of a Tiffany window showing ventilation aperture created week of May 8 by Lamb Studio crew.



Weekly Service Bulletin

Weekly Service Bulletin for April 22, 2018 The 4th Sunday of Easter

Service bulletins can also be found here

Memorial – Thank Offering Opportunity

We all enjoy the beautiful altar flowers! Please telephone the Parish Office if you would like to make a memorial or thank offering.