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Sound System

Bethesda will shortly install a sound system in the church.  The sound system will address certain situations that have become evident for a while now.   A few of our members find it difficult to hear everything that is said in the service; whether it be the sermon, reading of the lessons, the liturgy or announcements….

We Care Kits

Bethesda Lutheran Church made a shipment of one hundred and twenty-two “We Care Kits” off to CLWR.  The congregation, as usually, made a very generous response to this annual outreach project.   Once again Anne Matthiessen, our organist, and her music school partnered Bethesda in this project.    There are more Kits yet to come in.  So…

Christmas Pageant

The Sunday Church School will hold their pageant on Sunday, 22nd December during the worship service.  The teachers and children are at present working hard to prepare for the day.  The Sunday Church School Christmas pageant is an integral part of our Christmas celebrations.  Over the years the children of the Sunday Church School, under…

Christmas Family Social

Our Annual Christmas Family social will be on 15th December at 5.00 pm.  Please note the change from December 8th.  The date was pushed back because of the closeness to the pot-luck lunch on November 24th to December 8th.  This social is a special event in our annual Christmas calendar of activities.  It is our…

Autism Awareness

On Tuesday, 26th November members were treated to an excellent presentation on Autism.  The presentation was made by Chris Cairns.  The presentation was very informative and elicited many questions from the audience. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship.   There were more than thirty people present including members of the Youth  Fellowship.  It was…

Nursery Ready

Bethesda’s nursery room will come on stream from December 1st. The room will cater for children 4 years and under. This facility will enable parents with children of these ages to attend church and have their children cared for while they are in worship. Many parents with infants find it difficult to attend because they…

Anniversary Ordination Reflections

The wonderful privileges of the pastor Being a pastor and working in the context of a parish is truly a wonderful thing. Without a doubt the ministry is filled with challenges, and has its fair share of trials and tribulations. This is equally true for every other area of work. The difference is that the…

It Was a Celebration Indeed

Everyone agrees that it was a great day. The service was uplifting. The table fellowship was wonderful. Food was plentiful. All had a good time. On Sunday, 24th November one hundred and twenty-seven people gathered for a celebratory service at Bethesda. It was the festival of Christ the King. Bishop Michael Pryse was the preacher…

Creating Good Memories

Memories are some of the best gifts life gives us. Memories, especially good ones, like good restaurants, are places we return to over and over because of the pleasure they give. When we gather with family, good friends, long-time work colleagues or childhood neighbours conversations somehow revolve around memories of the “good old days”. Memories…

Covenant

Covenant is an important concept in the Judeo-Christian faiths. The theme of covenant is found throughout the bible. In the Old Testament God made covenants with Noah, Abraham and the people of Israel. In the New Testament we recall the words of our Lord every time we celebrate the Lord’s supper; “…This cup is the…