Welcome to Gethsemane Lutheran Church & PreK-8 School



Sunday Morning Worship

8:30 & 10:02

Come As You Are…Really. 

At 8:30am 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!  Pastor David Wrightsman will be preaching at both services.

Then at 10:02am, get ready for an upbeat, music-intense contemporary service featuring Emilie Worre Menz and the 10:02 Band.  Children are invited to attend the Kids Konnection Sunday School which meets all but the first Sunday of the month.  The children are welcome to join the congregation for the music portion of this service and then are dismissed to their classes.  The first Sunday of the month is what we call “Family Sunday”.  Pastor Dave prepares a childrens message and we enjoy learning about Jesus together as a family.  All are welcome.  Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month at this service.

The finally at 3:00pm we have our Spanish speaking service, Casa del Maestro, led by Pastor Sam.    Casa del Maestro means “Master’s House” and in 2013 it opened it’s doors for the purpose of conveying biblical principle for the whole family.  Come and see this new ministry!



Ministry Connection Event – a HUGE Success!

By on February 4, 2016

This is a church and school that God has blessed incredibly.  Everywhere you turn you can see God at work in the lives of His people.  You can see the changes, the growth, the new friendships, the fellowship, the commitment, the hospitality, the laughter, the tears, you see it in the LIFE of this community of believers.

The Ministry Connection Event was as perfect example of people coming together to show the LIFE of this community – God’s vision for Gethsemane at work.  These are the Ministry Teams and their coordinators of our wonderful faith community.  If you didn’t get a chance to attend or sign up to be a part of the event, please feel free to contact any of the individuals below!  And there are a few head coordinator jobs open.  Pray about it and let Pastor Dave know!

Ministry Teams and Their Coordinator (s)

  1. Altar Guild – Ginger Johnson & Pat Wilke
  2. Baptism Ministry – Deb Grzywinski (contact Deb –  dgrzywinski@geth.org)
  3. Boy Scouts Troop 197 – Bruce Pettis (bpettis@q.com)
  4. Connecting Ministry – Shirley Bahneman and Nancy Van Kampen ( contact Shirley at sbahneman3@q.com)  or (Nancy craigvk@aol.com)
  5. Communion Ministry 10:02 – Shirley Bahneman (contact Shirley – sbahneman3@q.com)
  6. Decorating Ministry – Nancy Van Kampen and Karen Morlok (contact Nancy craigvk@aol.com)
  7. Facilities Ministry – Doug Skrien  (contact Doug –  dsskrien@comcast.net)
  8. Fellowship – Lucille Cahanes conact Lucille (651-739-0580)
  9. Funeral Luncheon Ministry – Betty Rudolph, Sandy Wackerfuss, Myrt Strauch
  10. Gethsemane Lutheran School – Scott Revoir (contact Scott –  srevoir@geth.org)
  11. Homebound Visitation/Communion Ministry –  (open position)
  12. Hospitality Ministry – (open position)
  13. Kid’s Konnection Ministry – Amy Vanderhoff (contact AmyVanderhoff@hotmail.com)
  14. Nursery Roll Coordinator – Jeanette Strand  ( contact jangorstr@msn.com)
  15. Offering Counting Ministry – (open Position)
  16. A.I.D. Promotion & Incentive Development Team – Kristin Skrien (Kristenskrien@comcast.net))
  17. Pommern Team – Clay Morlok (contact Clay clay.morlok@morlok.com))
  18. PTO – Sherral Schmidt  (contact lala4799@msn.com)
  19. Prayer Ministry – Nancy Van Kampen (contact Nancy –  craigvk@aol.com)
  20. Quilting Ministry – Betty Rudolph (contact Betty 651-777-7168)
  21. Serve the World Ministry – Kristin Skrien (contact Kristin   kristin_skrien@comcast.net)
  22. Telecare – Lucille Cahanes, Marian Ness  (contact Lucille 651-739-0580)
  23. Unshakeable Live Out Loud For Youth – Deb Gryzwinski (contact Deb – dgrzywinski@geth.org)
  24. Usher Ministry – Megan Tacheny (contact Megan – mae24mae@msn.com)
  25. Welcome Ministry – Shannon Schuweiler (shannonwelsh@gmail.com)
  26. Women’s Book Club – Jody Northouse and Karen Morlok (contact Jody – robjodyn@msn.com or 651-442-7368 or Karen – karen.morlok@morlok.com)

When I asked our Shirley Bahneman (co-chair), who spear headed this event along with the rest of team,; Nancy VanKampen (co-chair), Bernice Simons, Pat Wilke and Flo Clark, to tell me if she had heard any feed back from all the ministries who had their booths ready and folks representing.  Below are a few quotes…as you will plainly see, it was a success.  I dare say a HUGE success.

“It was great to see all of the Ministries that Gethsemane had to offer and see all of the people that make this place hum”.
“Tuesday’s open house was good and many families were interested in possibly joining.”
“The Kids Konnection Leader thinks we all should be at the Spaghetti Dinner/Open House next year as there was an interest and it would be good to show these families what we have to offer”. 
“Very Successful Event”.
 “Great job of pulling this all together with such a good turnout of Ministries”
“A member of the Connecting Ministry Team thinks that we have a new way of doing member connections, We are becoming and moving forward.”
“I personally could not be more pleased and Blessed. We have a great connecting team.”
“Great space for this people had room to move”
“Good idea to move the coffee to Dittberner”
“Quilters sold 3 quilts and donated 1 for someone going to a care facility”
“It went well better than in the coffee area”
“A well organized event”
“People showed a lot of interest in most of the ministries”


Shirley & the Connection Ministry team would like to thank:

  • Emilie, who did some great communication to the congregation

  • Wendy Medlin, for her artwork and design

  • Randy & Aric, for getting the tables out and set up for the event

  • Ministry Coordinators, who set up their table with their story boards

  • Everyone there, for working together to take material off the tables, store the story boards for safe keeping

  • Principal Scott, Jennifer Miller & Sherral Schmidt, for working so hard to get the room for some of the ministries to be at the spaghetti dinner.

Shirley and the team would like you to know the the event was a coming together of some very wonderful and committed people to honor our Lord and Savior.  The Fair happened at the perfect time for us all – thank you Jesus!

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4th Annual Gethsemane School Spring Gala

By on February 3, 2016

The 4th Annual Gethsemane School Spring Gala is fast approaching.  The gala will be held on April 2, 2016 at Keller Golf Club and tickets will be going on sale next week.  The gala is a great night of food,

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Ash Wednesday & Wednesday Lenten Services

By on January 28, 2016

Lenten Wednesdays Details February 10-March 16 Ash Wednesday, 2/10 10 am and 7 pm Holy Communion, Imposition of Ashes Soup Supper: 5:45-6:45 pm Fellowship Hall ; Adults, $5, Kids, ages 6-12, $3 Kids 5 and under, free Family Max. $20 Confirmation Mentors:


First Communion Instruction

By on January 28, 2016

First Communion Instruction All visitors and friends are invited Saturday, March 5, 9:00-11:30 am          Anyone, grade 2 and older is invited to join us for First Communion.  Parents (at least one) need to be present with your

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Next New Member Class

By on January 28, 2016

Next New Member Class All visitors and friends are invited Saturday, March 12, 9:00-11:30 am How does one become a member of Gethsemane?  Join us on Saturday, March 12 to get acquainted with this amazing congregation.   Led by Pastor Dave