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Good News Of Great Joy

“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy…” Luke 2:10 With these words the heavenly messenger proclaims the message and meaning of Christmas. The message of Christmas is that the promised Saviour is born. God’s gift of love to the world is the Christ wrapped in the veil of human flesh….

Christmas Worship at Bethesda

Bethesda offers the following opportunities for worship during the Christmas season.  We invite you to join us. Sunday, December 22 at 10:30 am – Fourth Sunday of Advent worship with Holy Communion Sunday School will present their Christmas Pageant during the sermon time Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight worship with…

2019 Sharecropper Project Update

Thank you to all of the members of the congregation who have been supportive of the fundraising initiatives over the past year for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. We thank Galten Farms and the Schickedanz family for their support with the 50 acre growing project at the corner of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road. We were…

Did You Know #7

It is hard to conceive that our congregation has been serving the Unionville/Markham community for 225 years. It was exactly this time of year, “just before Christmas we got under way to our land”, that the founding fathers of our congregation moved onto their new lands in Markham Township. It was not easy but our…

Christmas Family Social

Bethesda’s Annual Christmas Family Social will be on this coming Sunday, December 8 at 5:30 pm.  The event is one of the highlights of our times together as a church family.  It is also one of the many ways we celebrate Christmas at Bethesda. The Social will be a pot luck affair.  Members are asked…

Did You Know #6

It was a great event when Bethesda was able to dedicate its new and renovated facilities on October 31, 1993 after three years of construction. The supervisory roll was handled by a committee of three: Gerhard Schickedanz was the chairman and negotiated all of the construction contracts, Lionel Dawson was the onsite construction supervisor as…

Special Women’s & Men’s Fellowship

There will be a special fellowship event this Tuesday, November 26, at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker is Jaime Cruz from the Alzheimer Society of York Region. Everyone is invited to attend.   

Every Member In Church Sunday

Bethesda’s annual “Every Member In Church” (EMIC) service will be on November 24th.  The service is usually set to coincide with the Festival of Christ The King Sunday.  This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Pentecost season and of the liturgical church year.  EMIC Sunday was introduced several years ago as a means of…

Did You Know #5?

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…