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Choral Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent – December 2nd 3:00 p.m.

Choral Service of Advent Lessons and Carols

The First Sunday of Advent, December 2 at 3:00 P.M.

Historic Bethesda Church on Washington Street near Broadway will present a traditional English choral service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday afternoon, December 2 at 3:00 PM. The Schola Cantorum of Bethesda under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Sleezak and Organist, Farrell Goehring will be offering a varied  program of pieces by Joel Martinson, Paul Manz, Patrick Hadley and George Frideric Handel.
There is no admission charge; a free will offering will be taken.
A reception will follow.

Thanksgiving Services – November 22nd

8:30 A.M. – Morning Prayer
9:00 A.M. – Holy Eucharist with Hymns

Rector Search Extended beyond November 15th

Applications are still being accepted for the postion of Rector at Bethesda Episcopal Church.

This Ministry Portfolio describes our parish.

The opening is posted at the National Office for Transition Ministry and the Episcopal News Service.

Potential candidates should apply through the Episcopal Diocese of Albany (description of the application process).

Bethesda Newsletter – Advent 2018

Bethesda Newsletter – Advent 2018


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

Donations for the Homeless – December 2nd

HELP THE HOMELESS THIS CHRISTMAS: Bethesda is collecting donations for the homeless in our community to help make their Christmas more joyful.

On December 2 at 3 pm, during the Advent Lessons and Carols service, Bethesda will collect donated gift cards and the following other items for Wellspring and Transitional Services Association (TSA) for distribution to local homeless families for the Christmas holiday: Gift certificates for local activities and restaurants, art supplies, CDs/DVDs, music players/ headphones, winter hats, gloves, scarves for adults and children, sweatshirts and sweatpants, pajamas of all sizes, hygiene supplies, undergarments, and clothing of all sizes.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” (Charles Dickens).

Update from the Sr. Warden 10/21/2018

Click here to read the 10/21/2018 update from the Sr. Warden

Preserving Bethesda’s Stained Glass

Christian Education Schedule 2018-2019

Click here for the Christian Education Schedule for 2018-2019

Parish Update August 19, 2018

Click here to see the update from the Senior Warden 8/19/2018

Click here to see a message to the City Zoning Officer 8/20/2018


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 $64.20 (includes tax) per copy.

To submit an order: