October 2022 News
Date Published: October 12, 2022
 7 October 2022
Dear Friends of Bethesda Church,
I hope this finds you happy and healthy as we adjust to autumn weather. I am writing with a brief update regarding building work and parish events at Bethesda in the coming weeks.
Let there be heat!
On Tuesday, the church’s furnace was turned on, so those of you who shivered through morning services last Sunday can look forward to heat this week.
Building Work
The installation of the new slate roof on the bell tower was completed at the end of September. Though we are making progress, there is still plenty of work ahead of us. Tri-City Scaffolding is scheduled to erect interior scaffolding on the west side of the nave starting next Tuesday. This is expected to take several days to complete before work on the dormer woodwork begins and then installation of the restored clerestory windows. In the New Year, we will replace the church’s air-conditioning system. A new chiller and fans will be installed and operational in time for the arrival of warmer weather next year.
“The Importance of Friendship in a Season of Loss”
On Thursday, 20 October, Bethesda welcomes the Reverend Dr Victor Austin for a 30-minute talk, followed by discussion and questions. There will be a said service of Holy Communion at 12.30pm, followed by coffee. The talk will begin at 1pm. Please let the office know if you plan to attend: 518 584 5980.
Bethesda Book Club
The BBC will discuss the novel, Cathedral, by British author, Ben Hopkins. This epic tale tells the stories of some of the colorful characters involved in the construction an imagined cathedral in 13th-century Germany. We will meet on Thursday, 8 December. Time TBD. The novel is available at Northshire Books. Again, please let the office know if you plan to attend.
I look forward to seeing you in church.
Fr Charles Wallace