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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.

Fifteen Quilts Shipped

Bethesda’s quilting group has shipped off fifteen quilts to Canadian Lutheran World Relief.  The quilts, along with others collected by CLWR from quilting groups in the ELCIC, will be shipped to various parts of the world where they will be used.  These quilts can be found in refugee camps, conflict- ridden locations, remote villages, and…

Spring BBQ

Bethesda will hold its annual spring BBQ in the church parking lot on Sunday, June 10, following worship.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken will be cooked on the grills and we ask that members please bring a salad or dessert to share.  All are welcome.  Please bring along your lawn chairs as well. This is…

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Information Session

This Wednesday afternoon, April 17 at 1:30 pm, Bethesda and the York Region Growing Project will be hosting at our church one of several information sessions presented across Ontario by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  David Epp, Ontario Regional Representative and guest speaker John Longhurst, Director of Marketing, Communication, Fundraising and Public Engagement, will be telling…

Easter Concert Postponed

The Easter Concert originally planned for April 28 has been postponed to Saturday May 26.  Anyone who is interested in performing an item at the concert is asked to contact Pastor Roy no later than May 13, to let him know the name of the item so that the program can be prepared.  Thank you.

Beyond Easter Day

The Resurrection of Our Lord is not merely an historical event that we remember and celebrate on Easter Day.  It goes beyond the commemorative day to embrace the whole of life every day.  One who comes into an experience of the Risen Christ through faith finds his/her life radically transformed by the power of the…