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Shelters of Saratoga [SOS] Donations – August 19, 2018


Shelters of Saratoga is in need of food, personal care and other supplies for its outreach program and the 33 people who reside in the homeless shelter. Sunday, August 19, has been designated for Bethesda parishioners to participate. Darren Miller, our Senior Churchwarden, will serve as coordinator.

The Walworth Street organization is asking for non-perishable canned goods, sugar, powdered creamer and drink mixes, coffee, condiments, cooking oil, cereal, gallon storage bags, dishwasher and laundry detergent, men’s and women’s deodorant, liquid hand soap, boxers and women’s underwear (sizes medium – XL), and new clothing, including men’s and women’s T-shirts (sizes medium – XL). A designated container will be placed near the entrance to the narthex to receive your contributions.

Bethesda’s offerings to OES [Office of Emergency Services] will continue as usual.

Book Launch Postponed

Due to a production delay with the printing of our book, A History of Bethesda Episcopal Church: Worship and Healing in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Book Launch event on June 23rd has been postponed. We hope to have our book in hand by early July. We will announce a new date for the event.

A History of Bethesda Episcopal Church

Order Your Copy of A History of Bethesda Episcopal Church: Worship and Healing in Saratoga Springs, New York

Bethesda Episcopal Church was formally established in 1830. This book celebrates the significant spiritual presence of this church in many lives for nearly two hundred years.

Within its pages, you will find fascinating stories and photographs that document the life of Bethesda in the midst of wars, social upheavals, and celebrations. A diverse group of people, including Bethesda communicants and others in the community, authored the chapters.

This beautiful hard cover book, with a dust jacket, sewn binding and acid-free paper, includes 336 pages plus an 8-page color insert. It also includes many historical photos from the church archive as well as more recent photos.

This is a limited edition, so be sure to order soon to reserve your copy.  The retail price is $64.80 (includes tax) per copy.

To submit an order:


Bethesda Newsletter – Spring 2018

Bethesda Newsletter – Spring 2018


Click here to see our latest newsletter – The Voice Spring 2018

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 August 12, 2018 The 12th Sunday After Pentecost

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.