Building Commitee Update – Special Meeting May 17 at 9:00 am

1. Toward the end of April, we received official notice that Bethesda has been designated by the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Program to receive a matching grant in the amount of $1,500. This enables the parish to undertake a conditions assessment of the church building, prioritizing restoration and repair projects and identifying those which will be eligible for additional grant requests. Carrie Woerner, Assemblywoman of the 113th District, expressed in writing her congratulations to Bethesda and made note of our long history of commitment to the Saratoga community.

2. There will be a special meeting of the congregation on The Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 17, at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall, where renderings of the design of our New Parish Hall will be revealed for the first time. Members of the architectural design team will join us. This occasion will also serve as our Coffee Hour, encouraging the participation of both the eight and ten o’clock congregations. Please mark your calendars now!

Pancakes – May 10

On Sunday May 10th, we will have pancakes at coffee hour!  Please sign up in the narthex of the church; last minute attendees will still be welcomed.

3rd Annual African Violet Sale – May 10th

Sunday May 10th (Mother’s Day) the Bethesda Youth Group will host its 3rd Annual African Violet Sale.  The proceeds benefit the Youth Group’s outreach programs.  Violets will be $5.00 each.

Vacation Bible School: June 29th – July 3rd


This year for Vacation Bible School we will be teaming up with Christ Church in Ballston Spa!

VBS will run from June 29th-July 3rd from 8:30am-11:30am at 15 West High Street in Ballston Spa. The theme this year is EVEREST: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!

For more information, to register your child or to sign up as a volunteer helper (teens get community service credit!), please visit the VBS website at: Http://

Choral Evensong – May 3rd, 2015 3:00 pm

Choral Evensong

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

May third, at three o’clock P.M.

A reception will follow in the narthex

Red Cross Blood Drive – Thank you!

Thank you everyone who participated in the RED CROSS BLOOD Drive on April 25th!  We are very grateful for your contribution!

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.


Preparation for Holy Confirmation

Young People (age 13 and above) – Sunday morning, following the 10 o’clock Eucharist, beginning March 1.

Adults – Tuesdays, following the 6:30 p.m. Eucharist beginning February 17, open to all inquirers.  Part One: The Book of Common Prayer.


Beaver Cross Ministries – Jesus Jumpstart

For 6th – 12th grade students.  On Friday evenings May 8th and June 12th  from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Rd., Greenwich, NY 12834.  For more information call 518.692.9550, ext. 106 or visit the Youth Ministry Web Site.

Harvest Dinner memories

Gail, Daisy and Daryle

Gail, Daisy and Daryle

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