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Dakota Chamber Orchestra -December 15th at 6:30 p.m.

The Dakota Chamber Orchestra will be performing at Bethesda on December 15th at 6:30 p.m.

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!

Thanksgiving Services – November 23rd

Thanksgiving Services – November 23rd

Morning Prayer – 8:30 am

Sung Eucharist – 9:00 am

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.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s – Friday December 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s – Friday December 8th at 7:00 p.m.

As part of Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s continued commitment to presenting programming that extends beyond the traditional summer months, SPAC announced that the Orchestra of St. Luke’s will perform Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos at Bethesda Episcopal Church on Friday, Dec. 8. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 General Admission seats and can be purchased online at

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s performs approximately 80 concerts each year at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

The December 8 “SPAC @ Bethesda Church” program will feature Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos, which were composed as a gift to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, and are still considered pinnacles of the Baroque repertoire.

Advent Lessons and Carols – December 3rd 3:00 pm

Advent Lessons and Carols – December 3rd 3:00 pm

A traditional English choral service of Lessons and Carols will be presented on Sunday afternoon, December 3 at 3:00 p.m. The Schola Cantorum of Bethesda under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Slezak and Organist Farrell Goehring will be offering a varied program of pieces by Joel Martinson, Paul Manz, Johannes Brahms and George Frideric Handel.

Adult Christian Education – Why the Creeds

Adult Christian Education – “Why the Creeds”

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. following the 6:30 p.m. Eucharist

December 5


Christian Education 2017 – 2018

Christian Education 2017-2017

All Saints’ Term
November 26 No Classes
December 3, 10 Classes
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.