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Community Awareness Events

Bethesda is hosting a series of community awareness events open to all in the community.     The next event is May 28th on the topic of Personal Safety and Distraction Thefts and is in collaboration with the York Region Police Community Engagement and Well Being Bureau.  Please see below the details of this event:…

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.

225th Anniversary Concert

This year marks the 225th Anniversary of Bethesda Lutheran Church.  The first event planned to celebrate this milestone is a special music concert on Saturday May 4 at 7:00 pm.  The concert will feature the Men of Note Male Voice Choir and soloist Susan Ryman.  Also performing is a student quintet called Zero Gravity.  The…

Holy Week And Easter

Holy Week and Easter are fast approaching.  The following is the worship schedule at Bethesda at this important time in the church calendar: April 14  Palm Sunday 10:30 am April 18  Maundy Thursday 8:00 pm April 19  Good Friday 10:30 am April 21  Easter Sunday – breakfast 9:00 am, worship 10:30 am 

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…

Chinese New Year Celebration

The congregation of St. Paul invites members of Bethesda to their Chinese New Year celebration dinner on Sunday, February 10 at 5:30 pm.  They will be making dumplings for the dinner and are inviting anyone who wishes to learn to make dumplings to join them from 4:30 pm in the church kitchen.

Epiphany Sunday

The day of Epiphany is Sunday, January 6, and this year we get to celebrate the arrival of the Magi to see the baby Jesus at Sunday morning worship!  We hope you will join us at 10:30 am.

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…