Annual Meeting – 30 January

The Annual General meeting is scheduled for 30 January.  There will be one service only on this day at 9am.  The meeting will take place immediately after the Eucharist.

Weekly Worship at Bethesda

TUESDAY to FRIDAY 12 NOON Midday Prayers
(Eucharist on Wednesdays)
EVERY SATURDAY 5pm Eucharist (Rite II)
EVERY SUNDAY 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.

Bell Ringing to Commemorate Katrina Trask

See WNYT News for 1/11/22 for Bell Ringing at Bethesda to Commemorate Katrina Trask

(After you start the video,  click on the red arrows in the lower right corner for “full screen” )

Lent Study

Thursday evenings at 7pm, beginning 10 March for four weeks

John Milton stands as one of the most important poets in the English language. His greatest work is Paradise Lost and in it he attempts to explain the story of creation and of the Fall. His work stands in a line with the great epics of the ancient world and presents a uniquely Christian take on the genre. More importantly, Milton was a deep theological thinker and took active part in the theological debates of the day; Paradise Lost stands as an enduring attempt to convey the splendor of God and God’s creation to the world. The text grapples with questions about human agency, creation, and God’s sovereignty that continue to perplex and occupy us to this day.

This course will be a contemplative reading of Paradise Lost, where we will consider the poem as a living text in dialogue with theology, philosophy, and spirituality. We will find spiritual resonances everywhere in this text as we all bring our own unique perspectives to this great work of literature.

No previous experience with poetry is necessary.
To register, please call the parish office: 518.584.5980

Roof work at Bethesda

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.

LifeWorks Community Action (LCA, formerly EOC) Donations

Thank you to all those who have donated. As you can imagine the need is ongoing. If you would like to help by donating here is a list of items needed.

  • Foods low in salt, fat & sugar. Gluten Free foods.
  • Household cleaning supplies.
  • Sponges, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent.
  • Diapers (size 4 & 5) and baby wipes.
  • Baby care products like baby shampoo and soap.
  • Adult personal hygiene products such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, razors,
    shaving cream, deodorant.
  • Did you have a garden this year? Do you have extra vegetables? Fresh veggies as well as other perishable food items like eggs, milk, butter, can be brought directly to the food pantry located
    at 39 Bath Street, Ballston Spa. Donations are accepted Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm.

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; 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.