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Update from the Sr. Warden – October 20th, 2019

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Update from the Sr. Warden – October 6th, 2019

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Bethesda Newsletter – Fall 2019

Bethesda Newsletter – Fall 2019


Click here to see our latest newsletter – The Voice Fall 2019

SPAC @ Bethesda Church

Spac 2019 Holiday Concert Series events at Bethesda Church

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December 4th, 2019 at 7:00 PM

“Bright, light voices through the centuries…” — New York Times— The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, Christmas hymns, and holiday carols. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been adored around the world for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of music spirit.

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s Brandenburg Concertos
December 14th, 2019 at 7:00 PM

A new holiday-time tradition in Saratoga Springs, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) will return for a third year to perform Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos in an acoustically sublime, intimate setting at Bethesda Episcopal Church. One of America’s most versatile orchestras which has been praised as “fresh and invigorating,” by the New York Times, OSL collaborates with the world’s finest artists and performs approximately 70 concerts each year at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

December 19th, 2019 at 7:00 PM

“They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” —Gramophone— The British ensemble VOCES8 has wowed the world with an extensive repertory both in it’s a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras. VOCES8 will enchant Capital Region audiences with a festive program that spans from traditional holiday music to contemporary pieces.

Weekly Service Bulletin

Weekly Service Bulletin for
November 10, 2019 Remembrance Sunday

Service bulletins can also be found here

Christian Education Schedule 2019-2020

Click here for the Christian Education Schedule for 2019-2020

New Parish Office Address

The Bethesda parish office is now located at 96 Ballston Avenue, across from the Price Chopper. There is ample parking for staff and visitors.

Mercy House in the News

Recent news coverage of Mercy House of Saratoga.

Times Union (April 14, 2019): $9M Homeless Site Planned in Saratoga Spa by Wendy Liberatore

WAMC Public Radio (April 19, 2019): Non-Profit Created For Mercy House Shelter In Saratoga Springs by Lucas Willard

News 10 Albany (April 21, 2019): Local church creates nonprofit to help the homeless by Jamie DeLine

The Saratogian (April 15, 2019): Bethesda Episcopal Church of Saratoga Springs creates nonprofit to help homeless by Saratogian staff

The Sunday Gazette (April 20, 2019): Bethesda Episcopal in Saratoga Springs to offer new transition shelter by Stephen Williams

A History of Bethesda Episcopal Church

Order Your Copy of A History of Bethesda Episcopal Church: Worship and Healing in Saratoga Springs, New York

Bethesda Episcopal Church was formally established in 1830. This book celebrates the significant spiritual presence of this church in many lives for nearly two hundred years.

Within its pages, you will find fascinating stories and photographs that document the life of Bethesda in the midst of wars, social upheavals, and celebrations. A diverse group of people, including Bethesda communicants and others in the community, authored the chapters.

This beautiful hard cover book, with a dust jacket, sewn binding and acid-free paper, includes 336 pages plus an 8-page color insert. It also includes many historical photos from the church archive as well as more recent photos.

This is a limited edition, so be sure to order soon to reserve your copy.  The retail price is $64.20 (includes tax) per copy.

To submit an order:


Donations via PayPal

Bethesda Episcopal Church is now a participant of PayPal! You can now make your gift to Bethesda by clicking on the “Donate” button on the right or going to and choosing as the payee.