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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:…

2018 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 11 at 5:30 pm.  Special envelopes will be available to make your contribution to the Sharecropper Project fund.  All funds raised in our Sharecropper Project are sent to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank where they are matched by the Canadian Government at a rate of 4…

Reformation Sunday

Reformation Sunday is October 28th.  On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg.  In his ninety-five theses Martin Luther brought to the attention of the church and general public the errors that plagued the church 500 years ago. This date, October 31st, is regarded as the…

Women’s Fellowship This Month

Both the men and women of the congregation are invited to this month’s Women’s Fellowship on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm.  Some of our members have agreed to share their faith journeys that evening.  We invite anyone who wishes, to participate and feel free to share your story in an informal setting.  It may…

Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Our Harvest Thanksgiving service is on October 7. In recent years we have returned to celebrating the traditional harvest service on this Sunday. As part of this celebration members are encouraged to bring along fruits and vegetables to decorate the church. Members can take back home whatever they bring. Bethesda has been using Harvest Sunday…

Hymn Fest

The Music and Worship Committee will host its next Hymn Fest on Sunday, September 23 at 7:00 pm.   The singing will be accompanied by the “Guitar Group”. These sing-a-longs are informal affairs at which we sing hymns, especially the old ones and gospels.  Interesting snippets of background information is shared of the hymns, their composers,…

Annual Corn Roast and Campfire

Our Annual Corn Roast and Campfire will be on Saturday, September 8th at 5:00 pm.  We thank the Smith Family for again hosting the event at their farm on McCowan Road.  This event, which has been part of our social calendar for many years now, is used to raise funds towards our Sharecropper programme.  A…

2018 Sharecropper Project

The 2018 Sharecropper Project is a field of corn at the southwest corner of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road.  It was planted in late May and is growing nicely.  On Sunday, July 1, one of the corn plants was blessed during worship.  We are praying for a good growing season and bounteous harvest.  All proceeds…

Cemetery Memorial Service

Bethesda’s Cemetery holds a Memorial Service every year, traditionally in the afternoon on Father’s Day Sunday.  This year however, the Cemetery Board decided to try having the service on a different day and time, so it does not conflict with Father’s Day.  It was decided to have the service Sunday morning, June 24, at 11:00…

Hymn Fest Postponed

The Hymn Fest planned for this week has been postponed until the fall.  This week is busy with other activities at the church and the Eastern Synod Convention is starting on Thursday.  The new date for the Hymn Fest is Sunday evening, September 23rd.  Please mark this on your calendar.