Upcoming Services

Daily, Monday to Friday 12 NOON Midday Prayers
(Eucharist on Wednesdays)
WEDNESDAY 29 September 12 NOON Eucharist
(S. Michael and All Angels)
SATURDAY 2 October 5pm Eucharist (Rite II)
SUNDAY 3 October 7.20am Mattins
8am Eucharist
10am Sung Eucharist and Sermon

Covid-19 procedures are in effect for in-person worship. Please read the Guidelines for Attending Church.

Videos / Podcasts

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

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

Sunday School

Sunday School is held weekly at the 10am service, beginning September 26. For more information please call the church office.

Bible Study

What is ‘truly’ important about Christianity has been hotly debated for two millennia, and yet we still find ourselves today debating the essence of it. Thankfully, our religion’s founder went to great lengths to express the essence of His character and personhood. Jesus’ seven great ‘I Am’ statements recorded in John’s Gospel comprise a valuable resource for us to better understand and appreciate who He is and what He came to do.

Join us for seven consecutive Tuesday evenings at 6:30, beginning September 14, to read and discuss each one of these profound statements. The only homework is to read each week’s passage (at most several verses) and think about a few prompting questions for our discussion. We will meet at the church office (178 Elm St.) and each session will last one hour.

To register, call or email the Church Office:  518.584.5980 or office@bethesdachurch.org

Walking Club – Legs Misérables

Bethesda Walking Club (aka Legs Misérables) will meet on three consecutive Thursdays at 2 pm: October 14, 21 and 28. Venues to be announced. Please contact the office to register.

Parish Work Day

Our next Parish Work Day is scheduled for Saturday 16 October beginning at 9am. Please register with the office if you’re able to lend a hand.

Bethesda Book Club (The BBC) – Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7 pm.

The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) is one of the most beloved of all English detective novels. Sayers was also known for her brilliant intellect, Anglican theology, and feminism, which ring as forcefully today as the eight bells of Fenchurch St. Paul, the site of The Nine Tailors: a brutal murder is discovered in an small parish churchyard. Lord Peter Wimsey is called to assist.

Immerse yourself in Sayers’ witty portrayal of the arcane language and practice of English church change-ringing, Transitional versus Perpendicular church architecture, and English village social life and ‘civility’.

To register, call the Bethesda Office: (518) 584-5980.

Update on New Parish House project

Click here to read the 25 August 2021 message from Fr. Wallace

Roof work at Bethesda

The north chimney demolition was completed on August 31. The lift has been moved to the east side of the church for further inspection of the top courses of stone.

The Bethesda roof project has been delayed until early spring – about mid-March according to the new schedule. This is partly due to delays by the manufacturer for roofing material and the approach of shorter, colder days as well as possible inclement weather.

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 two hours: FREE; third hour: $3 per hour; additional hours: $5 per hour;  up to $20 maximum. 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.

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.