Our Programs

2019 Sharecropper Project

The beans are in the ground and growing.  Bethesda Lutheran Church in its 225 year is again sponsoring a Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing project thanks to Galten Farms and the Schickedanz Family. This will be the 18th year for our project. It has been a slow start because of the delayed spring planting season but…

Flowers Flowers Flowers

Do you have flowers in your garden that you would like to showcase? The Altar Guild would appreciate donations over the summer months for the Altar. Please contact any member of the Altar Guild if you wish to donate your own fresh flowers or if you wish to sponsor flowers for some Sunday of personal…

Community Awareness Events

Bethesda is hosting a series of community awareness events open to all in the community.     The next event is June 25th on the topic of Keeping Our Neighbourhoods Safe and is in collaboration with the York Region Police Community Engagement and Well Being Bureau.  Please see below the details of this event: Topic:…

Spring Cleaning

The Landscape Committee invites congregation members to assist them with the spring cleanup around the church property and gardens.  The work bee is on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 9:00 am and continues until 11:00 am.  Please bring your own rakes and shovels.

Annual Congregational Meeting

Bethesda will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting(ACM) on Sunday February 24th.  As has been our practice, there will be an abbreviated worship service at 10:30 am after which the meeting will be convened in the sanctuary. This approach emphasizes the spiritual nature of the meeting.  The ACM is not just business.  It is God’s business…

Christmas Worship at Bethesda

Bethesda offers the following opportunities for worship during the Christmas season.  We invite you to join us. Sunday, December 16 at 10:30 am – Third Sunday of Advent worship with Holy Communion Sunday School will present their Christmas Pageant during the sermon time Sunday, December 23 at 10:30 am – Fourth Sunday of Advent worship…

Christmas Family Social

Bethesda’s Annual Christmas Family Social will be on this coming Sunday, December 9 at 5:30 pm.  The event is one of the highlights of our times together as a church family.  It is also one of the many ways we celebrate Christmas at Bethesda. The Social will be a pot luck affair.  Members are asked…

Every Member In Church Sunday

Bethesda’s annual “Every Member In Church” (EMIC) service will be on November 25th.  The service is usually set to coincide with the Festival of Christ The King Sunday.  This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Pentecost season and of the liturgical church year.  EMIC Sunday was introduced several years ago as a means of…

Painting and Healing

This is a program of art instruction with healing components.  It is brought to you by the congregations of Bethesda Lutheran Church and St. Paul Chinese Lutheran Church. First Month:  Sketching and drawing techniques with pencil crayons (basic objects) Second Month:  Sketching and drawing with watercolours and pencil crayons (compound objects and perspective) Third Month:…