Welcome to Gethsemane

 
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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!

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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“Live Out Loud”

By on December 17, 2014

What does the Unshakable Retreat, Common Ground Mission Trip, The National Youth Gathering, Kid’ Konnection, Midweek Steps, and Worship have in common?  The answer is, a great group of children, youth and families exploring what it is to be a disciple of Christ, who Loves God, Loves One Another and Serves the World!  This coming Sunday, December 21st, there will be a youth fundraiser pancake breakfast.   Our goal is to raise $1000.00 to help with the Unshakable Retreat that  we are hosting in February as a fundraiser for Zach Sobiech’s Osteosarcoma foundation, with a whole weekend of celebrating the life and legacy of Zach Sobiech and the National Youth Gathering that will be in Detroit this year, attended by 30,000 youth and adults learning and serving in a city that is richly blessed with history.

Any ministry comes with a price tag, followed by a priceless experience.  That is why we are asking for donations toward these two live changing experiences.  Please come and be a part of celebrating life together in food, fun and song!  The Pancake breakfast will be begin at 8:30 am to 9:45 am, followed by a Christmas Concert led by Emilie Noble.  I had the blessing of listening to her CD and it was wonderful!  It gave me a “peace” in a world that is constantly changing and to really take time to enjoy this time of preparation for a tiny babe that was born so long ago for you and for me.

 

God’s blessings, Deb Grzywinski

 

 

 

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Principal’s Note

By on December 17, 2014

Security Door Information Exciting news!  At Gethsemane we take the safety of our students very seriously. In an effort to improve our safety plan we are in the process of purchasing new security doors for the front entry way of

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Vital Signs – How Are We Doing?

By on December 11, 2014

On November 30th I finished a brief survey of the congregation, asking people if they were currently pursuing a practice of daily prayer and/or daily Bible reading. I received 80 responses from the 8:30 service , while 126 responses came

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Three New Classes Begin January 7th!

By on December 10, 2014

Our next set of “Midweek STEPS” classes begin on Wednesday January 7th and run for five weeks.  As always, there will be a meal at 6 pm (free will offering) and activities for children and youth beginning at 6:30 pm

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Bread, Meat, Cheese & Hair Nets!

By on December 10, 2014

Don’t these photos just say it all? Our THANKS to Land O Lakes for the donations!  What an incredible BLESSING!!!  So Grateful!! Our THANKS to the hundred of volunteers who came out to help make 4,000 SANDWICHES for the homeless