Blessing of the Pets – Saturday October 3, 11:00 am

blessing of the petsThe Blessing of the Pets – In honor of Saint Francis of Assisi on Saturday, October 3, 11:00 am in the churchyard.

 

Christian Education at Bethesda 2015 – 2016

Click here to access the calendar for Christian Education offerings for 2015 – 2016

 

Michael’s Term

September 13, 2015 – Church School Registration and Classes

September 20 – 27, 2015 – Church School Classes

October 4, 2015 – Church School Classes

October 11, 2015 – No classes

October 18 – 25, 2015 – Church School Classes

All Saints’ Term

November 1-8-15-22-29, 2015 – Church School Classes

December 6, 2015 – Church School Classes

December 13, 2015 – Christmas Pageant

December 20,2015 – Church School Classes

December 27, 2015 – No classes

January 3, 2016 – No classes

Epiphany Term

January 10, 2016 – Church School Classes

January 17, 2016 – No classes

January 24, 2016 – Church School Classes

February 7, 2016 – Church School Classes

Lent Term

February 14, 2016 – No classes

February 21, 2016 – No classes

February 28, 2016 – Church School Classes

March 6-13-20, 2016 – Church School Classes

Easter Term

March 27, 2016 – Easter Egg Hunt

April 3-10-17, 2016 – Church School Classes

April 24, 2016 – No classes

May 1-8-15-22, 2016 – Church School Classes

May 29, 2016 – No classes

June 5, 2016 – Church School Classes

June 12, 2016 – Recognition Sunday

 

Confirmation and Reception for Adults

Classes resume in September for adults desiring to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church.  We gather for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm with instruction immediately following.  Please note these dates:

September 22 – 29

October 6 – 13 -20

November 17 – 24

December 1 – 8

Holy Confirmation Instruction

Instruction resumes for teenagers preparing for Holy Confirmation on Sunday, September 13.  The Bishop of Albany will administer this sacrament on The Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20, 2015 at the ten o’clock Liturgy.

Rev’d Carola von Wrangel – September 19th

Please join us the weekend of September 19, 2015 to hear the Rev’d Carola von Wrangel speak at both Eucharists about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

She will share personal witness about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another.

The Rev’d Carola von Wrangel is an Episcopal priest who has served churches in New York, Washington, Germany and Tennessee.  As a refugee immigrant to the United States, she and her family were helped tremendously by their sponsoring church, which was a spark for Carola’s interest in mission work and especially Food For The Poor.

Carola has been involved with mission work in the Dominican Republic, the Sudan and Northern Argentina.  Before ordination, Carola was an attorney and mediator.  She has two adult children, an artist and a librarian.  She loves travel, reading, and long distance walking.

 

Choir, Church School and Coffee Hour resume on Sunday, September 13th

The Choir, Church School Teacher and Students, Coffee Hour with the Adult Forum resume on Sunday, September 13, which we observe as the Solemnity of the Holy Cross.  Holy Baptism will also be administered at the 10:00 am Liturgy.

 

Bethesda Newsletter – August 2015

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Click here to see our latest newsletter – The Voice August 2015

 

First Holy Communion Preparation

Dean Vang will offer instruction to those children in the first and second grades who need to be prepared for First Holy Communion.  Classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons at four o’clock, beginning September 23, 2015.  First Holy Communion Sunday is scheduled for November 1st, All Saints’ Day.  For further information, please speak with Dean Vang.

 

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.

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Blessing of the Pets – Saturday October 3, 11:00 am

blessing of the petsThe Blessing of the Pets – In honor of Saint Francis of Assisi on Saturday, October 3, 11:00 am in the churchyard.

 

Christian Education at Bethesda 2015 – 2016

Click here to access the calendar for Christian Education offerings for 2015 – 2016

 

Michael’s Term

September 13, 2015 – Church School Registration and Classes

September 20 – 27, 2015 – Church School Classes

October 4, 2015 – Church School Classes

October 11, 2015 – No classes

October 18 – 25, 2015 – Church School Classes

All Saints’ Term

November 1-8-15-22-29, 2015 – Church School Classes

December 6, 2015 – Church School Classes

December 13, 2015 – Christmas Pageant

December 20,2015 – Church School Classes

December 27, 2015 – No classes

January 3, 2016 – No classes

Epiphany Term

January 10, 2016 – Church School Classes

January 17, 2016 – No classes

January 24, 2016 – Church School Classes

February 7, 2016 – Church School Classes

Lent Term

February 14, 2016 – No classes

February 21, 2016 – No classes

February 28, 2016 – Church School Classes

March 6-13-20, 2016 – Church School Classes

Easter Term

March 27, 2016 – Easter Egg Hunt

April 3-10-17, 2016 – Church School Classes

April 24, 2016 – No classes

May 1-8-15-22, 2016 – Church School Classes

May 29, 2016 – No classes

June 5, 2016 – Church School Classes

June 12, 2016 – Recognition Sunday

 

Confirmation and Reception for Adults

Classes resume in September for adults desiring to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church.  We gather for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm with instruction immediately following.  Please note these dates:

September 22 – 29

October 6 – 13 -20

November 17 – 24

December 1 – 8

Holy Confirmation Instruction

Instruction resumes for teenagers preparing for Holy Confirmation on Sunday, September 13.  The Bishop of Albany will administer this sacrament on The Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20, 2015 at the ten o’clock Liturgy.

Rev’d Carola von Wrangel – September 19th

Please join us the weekend of September 19, 2015 to hear the Rev’d Carola von Wrangel speak at both Eucharists about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

She will share personal witness about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another.

The Rev’d Carola von Wrangel is an Episcopal priest who has served churches in New York, Washington, Germany and Tennessee.  As a refugee immigrant to the United States, she and her family were helped tremendously by their sponsoring church, which was a spark for Carola’s interest in mission work and especially Food For The Poor.

Carola has been involved with mission work in the Dominican Republic, the Sudan and Northern Argentina.  Before ordination, Carola was an attorney and mediator.  She has two adult children, an artist and a librarian.  She loves travel, reading, and long distance walking.

 

Choir, Church School and Coffee Hour resume on Sunday, September 13th

The Choir, Church School Teacher and Students, Coffee Hour with the Adult Forum resume on Sunday, September 13, which we observe as the Solemnity of the Holy Cross.  Holy Baptism will also be administered at the 10:00 am Liturgy.

 

Bethesda Newsletter – August 2015

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Click here to see our latest newsletter – The Voice August 2015

 

First Holy Communion Preparation

Dean Vang will offer instruction to those children in the first and second grades who need to be prepared for First Holy Communion.  Classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons at four o’clock, beginning September 23, 2015.  First Holy Communion Sunday is scheduled for November 1st, All Saints’ Day.  For further information, please speak with Dean Vang.

 

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.

altar1-1