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225th Anniversary Concert

This year marks the 225th Anniversary of Bethesda Lutheran Church.  The first event planned to celebrate this milestone is a special music concert on Saturday May 4 at 7:00 pm.  The concert will feature the Men of Note Male Voice Choir and soloist Susan Ryman.  Also performing is a student quintet called Zero Gravity.  The…

Holy Week And Easter

Holy Week and Easter are fast approaching.  The following is the worship schedule at Bethesda at this important time in the church calendar: April 14  Palm Sunday 10:30 am April 18  Maundy Thursday 8:00 pm April 19  Good Friday 10:30 am April 21  Easter Sunday – breakfast 9:00 am, worship 10:30 am 

Chinese New Year Celebration

The congregation of St. Paul invites members of Bethesda to their Chinese New Year celebration dinner on Sunday, February 10 at 5:30 pm.  They will be making dumplings for the dinner and are inviting anyone who wishes to learn to make dumplings to join them from 4:30 pm in the church kitchen.

Epiphany Sunday

The day of Epiphany is Sunday, January 6, and this year we get to celebrate the arrival of the Magi to see the baby Jesus at Sunday morning worship!  We hope you will join us at 10:30 am.

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…