No Scents Make Sense

The sign was placed in a prominent placed where only the most distracted or unobservant could miss. It said “No Scents Make Sense”. The sign was displayed at a public forum. It was a plea on behalf of people who are asthma and migraine sufferers. Scents trigger adverse health effects for these people in ways…

Flowers Flowers Flowers

Do you have flowers in your garden that you would like to showcase? The Altar Guild would appreciate donations over the summer months for the Altar. Please contact any member of the Altar Guild if you wish to donate your own fresh flowers or if you wish to sponsor flowers for some Sunday of personal…

Community Awareness Events

Bethesda is hosting a series of community awareness events open to all in the community.     The next event is June 25th on the topic of Keeping Our Neighbourhoods Safe and is in collaboration with the York Region Police Community Engagement and Well Being Bureau.  Please see below the details of this event: Topic:…

Spring Cleaning

The Landscape Committee invites congregation members to assist them with the spring cleanup around the church property and gardens.  The work bee is on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 9:00 am and continues until 11:00 am.  Please bring your own rakes and shovels.

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:…