Welcome to Gethsemane

There are two things you’ll always hear at Gethsemane.  The first is that God loves you just as you are, and not as you think you have to become.  That’s the good news we have heard from Jesus and are eager to share!  The second is our mission statement: We exist to make disciples of Jesus who love God, love one another, and serve the world.  That reminds us that we all need to grow spiritually and that life is about relationships!

Worship with us this Sunday and you’ll hear that message, enjoy some awesome music, and meet a batch of genuinely warm and friendly people.  We hope to see you soon!

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Worship Services – 8:30 and 10:02 a.m. on Sundays

At 8:30 we worship in a traditional service featuring hymns, liturgy and organ.  If you enjoy a classic worship style, then this service is for you. Communion is served weekly at this service and all people are welcome at Communion!

Then at 10:02, get ready for an upbeat, music-intense service featuring Torie Redpath and the 10:02 Band.  Children are invited to attend the Kids Konnection Sunday School which meets during this service.  Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month at this service.  On that Sunday, children are encouraged to worship with their parents, and are dismissed to Kids Konnection before the message.

You can also get a feel for the preaching at Gethsemane by looking at some past messages.  Heart to Heart is a series by Pastor Tim that explores how to experience the reality of God’s love for you in prayer.

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“Walking Blind” to begin!

By on April 15, 2014

On Sunday, April 27th, the whole Gethsemane Community will come together to share in a journey.  For four weeks, we will hear the story of how God led the Hebrew people into an unknown and scary future.  After 430 years of life in Egypt, (Exodus 12:40-41), with their gardens of vegetables and ordered life together, the Hebrews find themselves gathering up everything they can carry and following Moses into the desert.

The desert!  Nothing but sand and scorpions and no water.  A completely unknown and frightening journey that had no itinerary.   Into the desert.  Scared and clinging to God…  one foot following another.  Into the desert.     All of us have faced a time in the desert.  Or we will.  Sometimes our desert is made of loneliness.  Sometimes we find ourselves lost in the wasteland of addictions.   There are times that we experience  the ‘dark night of our souls’… days when loss and grief almost overwhelm us and send us into an unknown and hostile place.

Starting April 27th, the Sunday after Easter, we’re going to talk about the desert.  There will be four weeks of messages and four weeks of small group gatherings for you to share your journey and to hear the journey of others.  This is an important time; not only for each of us, but for all of us as a Faith Community.  Because, Gethsemane is on a journey, too.  We are being led by the Lord into new and different places… while we work together to honor our history and to give thanks for our many blessings.

I invite you to join in the journey.  Our Spanish speaking community will be joining us, as well.  Pastor Samuel will be preaching the ‘Walking Blind’ series to his congregation, too.  So, come.  Bring a neighbor or a friend.  Think especially of those you know that are adrift in their desert.  You can be the one that the Lord uses to reach those that are lost and alone!

Be well,

Pastor Rick

 

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Principal’s Note

By on April 22, 2014

Have you taken time this week to think about what Jesus did for us? Matthew 27 tells us about the brutal beating and punishment that Jesus endured on our behalf. The pain of His torture was nothing compared to the

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Building Connections Coming Soon!

By on April 16, 2014

You may be wondering what Building Connections is.  Building Connections is an opportunity for you to meet other people from the faith community, build relationships, and enjoy conversation, fun, and good food. At the heart of this ministry is our

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Principal’s Note

By on April 15, 2014

Redemption! Ephesians 1:7 says, “in Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of His grace!” Many years ago I had a student who made many difficult choices. Many of these choices

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Thank You!

By on April 15, 2014

Thank you for your show of support of the Gethsemane Gala!   Volunteers, attendees, and donors we would not have raised $20,000 without you! If anyone is still interested in donating please contact the school office. This money raised will go to classrooms,