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Services

We have services at 8:00, and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, with the 10:00 a.m. being our family Eucharist and principal celebration of the day. During the week we have a healing service on Wednesdays at 12:10 pm. We have a progressive liturgical and worship structure at Bethesda which tries to look ahead while not discarding the riches of the past, nor losing a sensitivity to our parishioners and their spiritual expectations. You may find us doing unfamiliar things for a while, but, in time, you will feel comfortable with the worship at Bethesda.

Service Sheets
If you would like to receive our weekly service sheets in the mail, please contact our office at (518) 584-5980. Please specify if you would like our large print service sheets.

Order Sermons
For those of you who cannot make it to our services in person, we have sermons available on tapes and CD’s. If you would like us to send these to you, please contact our office at (518) 584-5980. A small donation would be greatly appreciated to help offset the cost of production and postage.

Hearing Impaired
Although we are wired throughout the church for sound, we also offer hand held units for the hearing impaired. Please ask an usher standing in the rear of the church if you would like to try out one of these devices.

Disabled Access
Thanks to donations given to our Building Fund, Bethesda is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair lift located in the main side entrance to our church. Please have someone notify an usher if you need help operating the lift.

Air Conditioning
Another use of our building fund has been the addition of air conditioning to our church.

Baptisms

The sacrament of Baptism takes place three or four times a year during our 10:00 a.m. Eucharist; all are welcome. Please call our office at (518) 584-5980 for dates and forms to fill out. If you prefer to have a private Baptism, please contact our office for more details.

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Confirmation

Confirmation takes place during a regularly scheduled visit by the Bishop of the Albany Diocese.  If you are interested in being confirmed, please speak with Dean Vang or call the church office at (518) 584-5980.

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Burials

Funeral Home Directors work directly with Fr. Vang to arrange funerals and burials. If you have a loved one you wish to have services for at Bethesda, you may have your funeral director make arrangements with Fr.Vang directly or you may wish to notify Fr. Vang at the parish office (518) 584-5980.

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Holy Eucharist

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Service Sheets

Outline for Morning Prayer Morning Prayer Services Sheets are in PDF format.  Click on the date to view. May 21, 2017 The 6th Sunday of Easter May 14, 2017 The 5th Sunday of Easter May 7, 2017 The 4th Sunday of Easter April 30, 2017 The 3rd Sunday of Easter April 23, 2017 The 2nd …

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