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Church Services

Our church services are at 7:20 (Morning Prayer), 8:00, and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, with the 10:00 a.m. being our family Eucharist and principal celebration of the day.

Hearing Impaired
Although we are wired throughout the church for sound, we also offer hand held units for the hearing impaired. Please ask an usher standing in the rear of the church if you would like to try out one of these devices.

Disabled Access
Thanks to donations given to our Building Fund, Bethesda is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair lift located in the main side entrance to our church. Please have someone notify an usher if you need help operating the lift.

Air Conditioning
Bethesda Church is an air-conditioned building.

Baptism

The sacrament of Baptism takes place three or four times a year during our 10:00 a.m. Eucharist; all are welcome. Please call our office at (518) 584-5980 for dates and forms to fill out. If you prefer to have a private Baptism, please contact our office for more details.

Confirmation

Confirmation takes place during a regularly scheduled visit by the Bishop of the Albany Diocese.  If you are interested in being confirmed, please call the church office at (518) 584-5980.

Burials

Funeral Home Directors work directly with Bethesda to arrange funerals and burials. If you have a loved one you wish to have services for at Bethesda, you may have your funeral director make arrangements with us directly or you may wish to notify the parish office (518) 584-5980.

Service Bulletins

Outline for Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer

Services Bulletins are in PDF format.  Click on the date to view.

September 27, 2020 The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

September 20, 2020 The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

September 13, 2020 The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

September 6, 2020 The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

August 30, 2020 The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

 

 

 

 

 

Online Resources

In addition to the weekly selection of videos on the home page, the following resources are available for you to use at home:

The weekly Bethesda service leaflet is available here. It contains prayers and readings appointed from Holy Scripture appropriate for the date.

The Music Gallery offers choral music.

An easy-to-navigate PDF version of the Book of Common Prayer is available here.

Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church, provides devotional material on their website.