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New Year’s Greeting

From Pastor Roy and Council Greetings for a blessed, peaceful, healthy and happy New Year to all members and friends of Bethesda. Despite the power outages, Christmas was great. There were opportunity for worship, ample food, time with family and friends, and by God’s grace, His comfort, presence and strength for those who were and…

2013 Sharecropper Project Report

Bethesda can be proud of its support of the 2013 Sharecropper Project.  A total of $41,642 has been sent to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank headquarters in Winnipeg!  Many thanks to Arthur Schickedanz (Galten Farms), St. John’s United Church in Oakville, Faithlife Financial, the private donor and all members who contributed.  This $41,642 translates into over…

A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message Dear Friends, It is with great joy, inspired by the spirit and meaning of Christmas, that Alice and I extend to you and your family greetings for a blessed , peaceful and joyous Christmas. The spirit of Christmas is undoubtedly one of joy, goodwill, peace, hope and generosity. It is palpably evident…

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…