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Painting and Healing

This is a program of art instruction with healing components.  It is brought to you by the congregations of Bethesda Lutheran Church and St. Paul Chinese Lutheran Church. First Month:  Sketching and drawing techniques with pencil crayons (basic objects) Second Month:  Sketching and drawing with watercolours and pencil crayons (compound objects and perspective) Third Month:…

2018 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 11 at 5:30 pm.  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 at a rate of 4…

Reformation Sunday

Reformation Sunday is October 28th.  On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg.  In his ninety-five theses Martin Luther brought to the attention of the church and general public the errors that plagued the church 500 years ago. This date, October 31st, is regarded as the…

Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Our Harvest Thanksgiving service is on October 7. In recent years we have returned to celebrating the traditional harvest service on this Sunday. As part of this celebration members are encouraged to bring along fruits and vegetables to decorate the church. Members can take back home whatever they bring. Bethesda has been using Harvest Sunday…

2018 Sharecropper Project

The 2018 Sharecropper Project is a field of corn at the southwest corner of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road.  It was planted in late May and is growing nicely.  On Sunday, July 1, one of the corn plants was blessed during worship.  We are praying for a good growing season and bounteous harvest.  All proceeds…

Cemetery Memorial Service

Bethesda’s Cemetery holds a Memorial Service every year, traditionally in the afternoon on Father’s Day Sunday.  This year however, the Cemetery Board decided to try having the service on a different day and time, so it does not conflict with Father’s Day.  It was decided to have the service Sunday morning, June 24, at 11:00…

Fifteen Quilts Shipped

Bethesda’s quilting group has shipped off fifteen quilts to Canadian Lutheran World Relief.  The quilts, along with others collected by CLWR from quilting groups in the ELCIC, will be shipped to various parts of the world where they will be used.  These quilts can be found in refugee camps, conflict- ridden locations, remote villages, and…

Spring BBQ

Bethesda will hold its annual spring BBQ in the church parking lot on Sunday, June 10, following worship.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken will be cooked on the grills and we ask that members please bring a salad or dessert to share.  All are welcome.  Please bring along your lawn chairs as well. This is…

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Information Session

This Wednesday afternoon, April 17 at 1:30 pm, Bethesda and the York Region Growing Project will be hosting at our church one of several information sessions presented across Ontario by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  David Epp, Ontario Regional Representative and guest speaker John Longhurst, Director of Marketing, Communication, Fundraising and Public Engagement, will be telling…

Easter Concert Postponed

The Easter Concert originally planned for April 28 has been postponed to Saturday May 26.  Anyone who is interested in performing an item at the concert is asked to contact Pastor Roy no later than May 13, to let him know the name of the item so that the program can be prepared.  Thank you.