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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…

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…