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2019 is Bethesda’s 225th Anniversary! Following the end of WWII, in the early 1950’s, Bethesda saw an influx of Lutherans from Europe. In fact Bethesda supported several German speaking immigrant families who came to the Markham/Unionville community. Membership was on the rise and Bethesda was encouraged by the Eastern Synod in the 1960’s to consider…

Hymn Fest

The Music and Worship Committee will host its next Hymn Fest on Sunday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. 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, tunes and tune writers.  These are pleasant evenings of…

2019 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 5:00 pm, following our 225th Anniversary Service.  Special envelopes will be available to make your contribution to the Sharecropper Project fund.  All funds raised in our Sharecropper Project are sent to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank where they are matched by the Canadian Government…

225th Anniversary Service

Bethesda will hold a special service to celebrate its 225th anniversary.  The service will be on Sunday, November  3 at 3.00 pm.    Rev. Dr, Michael Pryse, Bishop of the Eastern Synod of ELCiC will be our guest preacher and special guest. Please note, there will be no morning service at Bethesda this Sunday and…

Confirmation Sunday

We congratulate three young people, Nolan Isa, Larissa Smith, and Ella Wang, who will be confirmed this Sunday, October 27 at the 10:30 AM worship service. This is also Reformation Sunday. Don’t forget to wear something red.

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