Services suspended through June

By directive of the Bishop of Albany, all services in the church will be suspended through June due to the Corona virus.  May Jesus bless you and those who are victims of this pandemic.  The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

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

May 24 2020 Liturgy

May 17 2020 Liturgy

An Easter Festival of Lessons and Carols – May 5, 2019

Bethesda Schola Cantorum   –  An Easter Festival of Lessons and Carols – May 5, 2019

To follow along, or sing the hymns with the choir, here is the Service Bulletin

May 10 2020 Liturgy

May 3 2020 Liturgy

April 26 2020 Liturgy

Excerpts of Liturgies of Holy Week at Bethesda




Bethesda Welcomes Rev. Charles Frazier Wallace

The wardens and vestry of Bethesda Episcopal Church are delighted to announce that the Rev. Charles Frazier Wallace has accepted our call to be our next priest in charge beginning August 1, 2020. We are confident that our extensive national search has identified the right leader for the next stage in our parish ministry.

Father Wallace earned his BA with honors in French and History from University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and his Master of Divinity with honors from Trinity College of the University of Toronto. After his ordination, he served as an assistant priest at a parish in Victoria, British Columbia, before becoming a chaplain at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Great Britain.

Father Wallace joins us after completing his service as headmaster of St. Thomas Choir School in New York City. He is currently overseas having completed a mission in Germany last month. He has just moved on to a mission with an Anglican Church in Switzerland. While still canonically a resident in British Columbia, he has the Bishop’s permission to serve as a priest in the Albany Diocese.

Father Wallace is especially excited by the opportunity to work with our church school and to create new programs and fellowship opportunities for the parish. With his lengthy service at St. Thomas Choir School, he found our rich sacred music program to be compelling. In addition, his mission trips and experience serving the less fortunate led him to be particularly interested in working with the parish as we expand our ministry to the larger Saratoga community through our new parish house and in conjunction with Mercy House of Saratoga.

Darren Miller, Senior Warden, says that “Father Wallace impressed me, and indeed the whole vestry, with the strength of his faith, his commitment to serving all, and his thoughtful demeanor.” Kate Berheide, Junior Warden, agrees noting that “Father Wallace is a particularly good fit for Bethesda with his considerable accomplishments as a spiritual leader and his administrative experience.”

We look forward to welcoming Father Wallace to Bethesda in August.

Sincerely,

The Wardens and Vestry

Update from the Senior Warden – March 15, 2020

Click here to read the 3/15/2020 update from the Senior Warden