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Do you want to be acolyte and assist in Bethesda’s church services? If so, please read these guidelines Being an acolyte provides children and young adults with the unique opportunity to more fully participate in the worship service. Bethesda has an active acolyte program. Generally, acolytes are the children of church members. Many acolytes end …

Lay Readers

Parishioners read appointed lessons as part of the 10:00 Sunday service. Readings are set according to the Episcopal Lectionary and are mailed to the parishioner from the church office one week prior to their reading. Contact the church office 584-5980.


For information on how to become an usher, please leave a message for Tom Moeller through our parish office at (518)584-5980.


The Shepherds is a group of parishioners who assist the Rector in his pastoral care of the sick, shut-in, and bereaved of the parish. The Shepherds main purpose is to keep and maintain regular contact with those housebound and hospitalized in the parish. They receive altar flowers as well as visits and telephone calls on …

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild serves at the invitation of the rector and assists the clergy by preparing the sanctuary for worship prior to Sunday and weekday services, weddings, funerals and other special services. The Altar Guild is also responsible for the care of the silver and brass, the altar vessels, the linens, the altar hangings and …

Coffee Hour

If you are interested in helping with our weekly coffee hour, please leave a message with the church office at (518) 584-5980.

Service League

The Service League is an organization of men and women of the parish whose focus is to create an atmosphere of Christian fellowship by sponsoring events, programs and fundraisers throughout the year. These include the autumn harvest dinner, the Lenten potluck supper, and the June parish picnic, to name a few. The Outreach Committee of …

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl invites others to join this fun fellowship. We knit and crochet shawls, lap blankets, and baby blankets for Baptism. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. If you would like more information, please call the church office at 584-5980.

Bell Ringers

Teams of bell-ringers manually ring changes before and after Sunday 10:00 a.m. Liturgy.  Requirements: ability to count to four.  If interested in learning more, speak to Fr. Evans.