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Bethesda Christmas

Bethesda Christmas

The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 24
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Hymns
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24
4:00 p.m. Family Eucharist with the Blessing of the Creche
10:00 p.m. Music of the Nativity
10:30 p.m. Solemn Eucharist with The Great Procession
Music by John Rutter, Joseph Haydn, Harold Darke, George F. Handel
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Hymns
The First Sunday After Christmas Day
Sunday, December 31
7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Sung Eucharist
TheEpiphany of Our Lord
Saturday, January 6
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Decoda Chamber Ensemble -December 15th at 7:00 p.m.

The Decoda Chamber Ensemble will be performing at Bethesda on December 15th at 7:00 p.m.

For more information  click here

Evening with Landon – December 14th at 7:00 pm

Evening with Landon – December 14th at 7:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend an evening with our Seminarian, Landon Moore on December 14th at 7:00 p.m.  Landon will be presenting a slideshow of pictures and videos of his first year of seminary, including his travels.  This is a great time to ask Landon any questions that you may have about his journey so far.  Please sign up in the back of the narthex if you would like to attend.  Small refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!

Saratoga Youth Symphony – December 17th at 7:00 pm

Saratoga Youth Symphony – December 17th at 7:00 pm


The Saratoga Youth Symphony will present their winter performance on December 17th at 7:00 pm at  Bethesda.

Christian Education 2017 – 2018

Christian Education 2017-2017

All Saints’ Term
December 17 Christmas Pageant
December 24, 31 No Classes

Epiphany Term
January 7,14 Classes
January 21 No Classes
January 28 Classes
February 4, 11 Classes
February 18 No Classes

Lent Term
February 25 Classes
March 4,11,18,25 Classes

Easter Term
April 1 Easter Egg Hunt
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

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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 December 10, 2017 The 2nd Sunday of Advent

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.