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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.  If you submit your order by May 31st, 2018, you will pay a discounted price of $50 (includes tax) per copy. After this date, the retail price will be $64.80 (includes tax) per copy.

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Choral Evensong – The Solemnity of Corpus Christi – June 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Choral Evensong – The Solemnity of Corpus Christi – June 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Potluck Supper – June 22nd at 6:00 pm

Please join us for a Pot Luck Dinner on June 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (45 Washington Street).   Please contact Pam Houde with questions or to arrange a ride.

Bethesda Newsletter – Spring 2018

Bethesda Newsletter – Spring 2018


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

Christian Education 2017 – 2018

Christian Education 2017-2017

Easter Term
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 May 20,2018 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.