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Easter Message

I greet you in the name of our risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The angel greeted the women who went to anoint the body of Jesus with the message, “He has risen; he is not here.” The message of Easter is particularly pertinent and meaningful for us in these difficult and challenging times of…

Return to Worship Postponed

Bethesda is postponing it’s planned restart of in-person worship at the church due to rising COVID-19 cases. Recorded worship services will continue to be posted on the church’s Facebook page, including for the Holy Week services of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. You can also find links to the service recordings on our Sermons page.

Annual Congregational Meeting

Bethesda will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting(ACM) on Sunday March 21 at 1:00 PM.  It will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom. The link and phone number to join the meeting will be sent to members. Members are strongly encouraged to join the meeting not only because having a quorum to convene is still…

Blessings Of Lent

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…

Ash Wednesday Service

Bethesda will not have an Ash Wednesday worship service this year. Instead we will join other congregations in the Eastern Synod in virtually attending a Synod-wide livestreamed service led by Bishop Michael Pryse. You can watch the service on the Eastern Synod Facebook page on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 PM.

Virtual Coffee Hour

Bethesda will have a virtual coffee hour every other Sunday evening at 7:00 PM. This will be a time of fellowship and catching up. The next virtual coffee hour will be on Sunday April 25. The Zoom meeting information will be sent to all members via an email. If you don’t receive the information and…

In Person Worship Suspended

In light of the recent lockdown announcement by the Province of Ontario and guidance from the Bishop of the Eastern Synod, Bethesda has decided to suspend in person worship services until further notice for the safety of everyone during this second wave of the pandemic. Sunday morning worship services will continue to be recorded and…

Christmas Joy in Song

You are invited to watch a video prepared by the Central Toronto Ministry Area of the Eastern Synod, of which Bethesda is a member. It is a compilation of Christmas hymns and songs performed by members of the congregations of the Ministry Area, including Bethesda, during December 2020. You can view this video here or…

No Worship December 27

Bethesda will not be providing a worship video on Sunday December 27. Instead we invite you to watch a Community Christmas Celebration video hosted by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener. You can view the video here or access it via their website. It will also be broadcast on television on CTV (Southern Ontario) at…