Monthly Archives: October 2019

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.

Crop Harvested

Our Sharecropper Project crop of soybeans was harvested on Monday, October 14, Thanksgiving Day. How appropriate! Stay tuned for details on the crop yield. We are also thankful to our Sharecropper Project partner St. John’s United Church in Oakville for their generous donation of $9000 towards the project.

Did You Know #4?

2019 is Bethesda’s 225th Anniversary! After Rev. Fishburn retired in 1879 the congregation was served by a series of short term pastors:  Rev. Rebir, Rev E. Ritter, Rev. J. F. Bruch, Rev Schumann, Rev Stauffer and Rev. Jacob Mauer.  It is believed that, in order to attract a longer term minister, a new parsonage was…