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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.

Beyond Easter Day

The Resurrection of Our Lord is not merely an historical event that we remember and celebrate on Easter Day.  It goes beyond the commemorative day to embrace the whole of life every day.  One who comes into an experience of the Risen Christ through faith finds his/her life radically transformed by the power of the…

Church Email Changes

Please note, the Church email addresses have changed. To reach Pastor Roy use pastor @ bethesdalutheranchurch.ca To reach the church secretary or for general inquiries use office @ bethesdalutheranchurch.ca Please update your address books and contact lists accordingly. Thank you

Singing A Cappella During Lent

Bethesda will be joining with other congregations in the ELCIC to sing hymns a cappella during Lent.  Singing a cappella during Lent is a suggestion from The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada.  Among the benefits of singing a cappella are: It connects us with the history of the church.  This was the…

Ash Wednesday

When one thinks deeply about it, it is indeed an amazing sight to behold. Babes in arms, infants, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly come before the altar and ash is placed on their foreheads.  As the cruciform ash is put on the foreheads the words, “Remember, from ash you are and to ash you…

Of Snow and Sunshine

The new year breaks with frigid temperatures sweeping across the country. Thankfully, so far, the first days of the new year also were for the most part bathed in bright sunshine and blue skies.  In a symbolic way these two things foreshadow what 2018 holds for most people.  The year stretches before us with its…