Sunday Services Resume at Bethesda

Beginning Sunday, June 14, we will have 8AM and 10AM services in our church building, with a number of significant procedures and changes implemented to conform to the direction of the Bishop and Governor.  If you plan to attend, please read the instructions and be prepared to follow the guidance.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we open our building in these challenging times.  Please note that attendance will be limited to 25% of our building capacity, which will accommodate the average number of people who attend Sunday services.

We recognize that in-person attendance is not appropriate or possible for everyone. New Videos will continue to be available weekly here on our website and on Look TV, and we encourage you to take advantage of other on-line Resources.

These sites offer full recordings weekly of the Liturgy:

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

May Jesus bless you and those who are victims of this pandemic.  The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

July 5 2020 Liturgy

June 28 2020 Liturgy

June 21 2020 Liturgy

Bethesda Schola Cantorum 2019 – 2020

Bethesda Schola Cantorum 2019 – 2020

June 14 2020 Liturgy – Corpus Christi

June 7 2020 Liturgy

Pandemic Is No Match for Dean Vang’s Farewell Gift

The safety requirements of the COVID19 conditions prevented Bethesda from organizing a farewell party suitable to commemorate Dean Vang’s successful and consequential tenure as our Interim Rector. His time with us ended on May 31, 2020. But that would not stop his many Bethesda friends from marking the occasion.

Creativity was deployed, with the goal of involving as many people as possible. A Memory Book was conceived. Notices soliciting messages were circulated via email and telephone in May, with returns coordinated through Parish Administrator Barbara Latzko and Vestry member Karen Finkbeiner. All forms of letters and testimonials, dozens of them, were received, lovingly placed into plastic sleeves and bound into in a fancy binder by Sharon Boyd. The sumptuous collection of letters, cards, pictures, and email testimonials produced by Dean Vang’s admirers from 7 to 90+ became a true and meaningful record of his impact on our lives, leading Bethesda and all of us to a closer walk with God.

The book was presented to him by Senior Warden Darren Miller during a Zoom coffee hour on May 31. We all agreed at that time that an event would be held eventually in his honor where more could be said in thanks for his leadership during this lengthy transition period.

             

PS. The book was designed to allow for “late arrivals,” so anyone who wishes to contribute, may still do so by sending a note to the parish office, 96 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or emailing to office@bethesdachurch.org. Either way, the message will get to Dean Vang and be included in the book.

May 31 2020 Liturgy

May 24 2020 Liturgy