Worship the Week of 20 June 2021

Monday to Friday 12 Noon Midday prayers
Saturday, 19 June 5pm Eucharist (Rite II)
Sunday, 20 June Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
7.20am Mattins
8am Eucharist
10am Eucharist
Saturday, 26 June 5pm Eucharist (Rite II)
Sunday, 27 June Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
7.20am Mattins
8am Eucharist
10am Eucharist

Social distancing protocols will be observed at all times.  Please read the instructions.

Videos and Podcasts

Each week, we also offer a variety of links to other churches within our Episcopal/Anglican Communion.

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more.

John Hughes – Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
Music: Cwm Rhondda Trad. Welsh Tune
Sung by the Choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Chapel Royal

See our Online Resources for links to resources for worship at home.

NYC Ballet Musicians and Friends – 11 July at 4pm

Bethesda Episcopal Church
NYC Ballet Musicians & Friends 
Luellen Abdoo, Artistic Director

Georg Philipp Telemann: Sonatina No. 1 in A Major, TWV 41:A2 for violin, cello & piano

Cello solo (repertoire to be confirmed)

Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 148 “Nocturne” 

Ron Wasserman: Tango Sonata for violin and piano (Third Movement)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor for violin, cello and piano


Luellen Abdoo, violin
Eugene Moye, cello
Christopher Oldfather, piano
Admission is free.
Suggested donation $10 per person.
All donations will go to the musicians.
Sunday July 11 at 4pm
Bethesda Episcopal Church
26 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs
Reserve your seat at
Or call: 518-584-5980

Parking Availability

The parking lot surrounding the church has installed new gates, making the lot accessible only by credit or debit card. The rates are as follows: First 60 minutes, FREE. Second 60 minutes $2. Third and further 60 minutes $5 up to $20. The ONLY gate for churchgoers is the Congress Street gate. Certain spaces near Washington Street remain reserved for residents, so do not park there. The new system begins this coming Wednesday June 23, and will remain in place 24/7 thereafter.

Help needed

During the installation of our new roof, the pews and church furnishings will be covered with plastic sheeting to protect them from dust and debris. We hope to form multiple teams of four to assist with preparations and cleaning of the church. Two crews are required each week. One team removes plastic sheets from the pews and ensures the area is tidy. This group would meet Friday evenings or Saturday mornings, as arranged. A second team covers the pews following worship on Sundays. If you are able to help, please contact the office.

Installation of New Roof for Bethesda Church

The Vestry is working with Sano Rubin and John G. Waite & Associates towards the replacement of the church’s asphalt roof. We hope that the construction of the new metal roof will commence sometime in June, depending upon the subcontractor’s schedule. Once underway, we anticipate that this project will take several weeks to complete. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Bethesda Office – New Address

Beginning 1st June, our new office is located at 178 Elm Street (at the corner of Ash and Elm), Suite 5, Saratoga Springs.

LifeWorks Community Action (LCA, formerly EOC) Donations

Thank you to all those who have already donated items. At this time LCA is in serious need of diapers (size 4 & 5), baby wipes, baby care products, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, hygiene products, razors and shaving cream. At this time they cannot collect clothing items. We
will be delivering the donations to LifeWorks Community Action for distribution to those
who need them in our community, and we will continue this collection drive during the
pandemic. Thanks again for your generosity.

Volunteers Needed – The Gateway House of Peace

Direct Care Volunteers Needed The Gateway House of Peace, and end of life home
that provides hospice care and emotional support to families managing with the last few
months of life, is in great need of licensed or retired health care volunteers capable of
providing direct care. Other volunteers are needed as well, for facility management and
event planning support. Please contact Executive Director, Bethany Gonyea at
bgonyea@gatewayhouseofpeace.org for more information

New Parish House and Mercy House of Saratoga

We are preparing to construct a new Parish House next to our church.  This building will provide church meeting space and offices on the first floor, and the second through fourth floors will house Mercy House of Saratoga.

Drawing of Washington St exterior, JG Waite Assoc, architects

Rendering of approximate finished appearance







Mercy House of Saratoga is a major mission for Bethesda.  It will provide 26 units of housing for people with various disabilities or housing needs.  More information on Mercy House of Saratoga can be found on their website.