Welcome to Gethsemane

 

Gethsemane Business Card ContemporaryThere 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!

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!

Gethsemane Business Card TraditionalThen at 10:02, get ready for an upbeat, music-intense service featuring Emilie Noble 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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The Jerusalem Block Party without a roof!

By on September 16, 2014

The Kid’s Konnection block party on Sunday hosted 41 children, Jesus-played by Alex and his 8 disciples-Rachel, Kristin, Megan, Amy, Jill, Michele, Teddy and Deb.  The children fished for prizes, jumped for the Lord, Cast their cares away, hung out with Jesus and were fed at the well.

Kid’s Konnection Sunday School is for children 3 years to Kindergarten-Little Lambs and for children 1st grade-6th grade-King’s Kids.  The first Sunday of every month is family Sunday, where we begin in worship and the children are released during the service after communion.  The children meet during the 10:02 service in DB hall for the rest of the month.  Children are greeted with great music and will watch video’s and programs that will help them learn the theme of the day.  Beginning on Sunday, September 21st, the Fruit of the Spirit will be our theme for the next nine weeks!  Galatians Chapter 5:22-26 shares what we need to work on!  I don’t know about you, my fruit gets “rotten” from time to time!  Love will be our first week’s theme.  Please take out your phones or pull out your favorite version of the Bible-if you do not have one let us know and Gethsemane will provide one for you.  Lets partner with the children and examine our hearts and the words that come out of our mouths for the next nine weeks.  Children will have opportunities to win prizes, learn what it is to give to the Kingdom of God through our time, talents and money and how much Jesus loves them!

On Wednesday evening, during Midweek steps there will be an opportunity for children of all ages to participate here at Gethsemane.

Little Lambs:  3 years to Kindergarten

King’s Kids:  1st-6th grade

Extreme 101:  7th-9th grade (confirmation)

Extreme 201:  10th-12th

Extreme 301:  18 years to 25 years old

What makes you happy?  Is it the laughter from a small child, the look of love in a parent’s eyes, a rainbow at the end of a storm, the list is long!  I know in my heart that children make me happy and continue to amaze me!  My grandson was coming to church with me today and he said, “we are here grandma-there is the cross!”  Grandma, you know that you can pray when you see a cross and I quickly responded, yes you can and you can pray wherever you are, even if you do not see a cross.”  Out of the mouth of a small child is the challenge for me to take in every moment that I am with him and try not to miss the opportunity to share the love and grace of Jesus no matter where I am!

I pray that I will see you on Sunday!

God’s blessings, Deb

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More about “What the Hell?” series.

By on September 16, 2014

Here is more information about the upcoming message series “The Hell You Say!”, starting 9/28. The series will begin with a message entitled “The hell you say!”  We’ll talk about how the Chosen People of God in the Old Testament

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What the Hell?

By on September 16, 2014

We sure must think about hell a lot.  Think about how many times in a day you hear someone use the word ‘hell’… (or say it yourself).  “Hell of a golf shot!”  We mean to say ‘it was a good

“Message and Method” Sermon by Pastor Tim

“Message and Method” Sermon by Pastor Tim

By on September 14, 2014

Here’s Pastor Tim’s sermon from September 14th, based on Matthew 5:14-16 where Jesus talks about us as a “city on a hill.” Here’s the diagram he refers to about matching message to method.

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Judgmental hypocrites?

By on September 12, 2014