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Knitting and Crocheting Group

A Knitting and Crocheting Group has formed at Bethesda.  Their second meeting will be on Saturday, May 14 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the church hall.  Those wishing to join the group may simply add your name to the sign up sheets on the notice boards in the narthex.  If you have any…

I Saw A Purple Flower Today

Every year about this time I witness what I call a “war”. This war is fought with many skirmishes. It is a “war” between winter and spring. Winter wages a valiant fight to prolong its presence. On the other hand, spring wants winter to know that it is the victor and its victory was declared…

Christ’s Death And Resurrection And Ours

On March 27th the strains of “Alleluia” will fill the air of churches around the world as Christians celebrate the glorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The message “He is risen” will sound forth in sermons, songs, scripture readings, and Easter greetings.  The celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead is one of 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: March 20  Palm Sunday 10:30 am March 24  Maundy Thursday 8:00 pm March 25  Good Friday 10:30 am March 27  Easter Sunday – breakfast 9:00 am, worship 10:30 am 

Lent – An Opportunity For Spiritual Renewal

Perhaps no other season in the church’s liturgical calendar offers opportunities for spiritual reflection as Lent does.  The joyous Alleluias of Christmas and Easter are more conducive to a spirit of celebration than reflection; though the two are not, by any means, mutually exclusive.  Pentecost day brings its own excitement with sounds of mighty rushing…

2015 Annual Congregational Meeting

The 2015 Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM) will be held on Sunday, February 28th.  There will be an abbreviated service after which the first part of the meeting will be convened.  The meeting will be adjourned at noon for lunch.  Lunch will be a pot luck affair in the hall.  After lunch the meeting will reconvene…

Sermons Posted Online

We are happy to announce that weekly sermons from our worship services will be posted online.  Now, if you miss a Sunday morning worship service you will be able to go to our website and listen to the sermon from that service.  So check out our Sermons page and click on a sermon to go…

Reflections On The Christmas Season At Bethesda

The decorations have been stowed away. Carols have long been silenced on the airwaves-as early as the day after Christmas. Life is back to “normal” after the hectic Christmas season of hosting and attending parties, shopping, decorating and visiting etc.,. A look back at the activities in the congregation during December will show that we…

Living Fully

Time marches on in its inexorable way.  And a new year is with us. Occasions such as a new year or anniversary usually stir our minds into reflective moods.  Our reflections turn to thoughts of time, life and our mortality.  Questions on life; its meaning, purpose, expectations, hopes, fears tug at our minds. Even as…

Unionville Christmas Parade

Once again Bethesda, jointly with St. Paul participated in the Unionville Old Thyme Christmas Candle Light Parade. Our church’s participation was in the form of a float. Our float depicted the Nativity of our Lord.” The parade presents a good opportunity to tell the true Christmas story – the birth of Christ, which often gets…