Ways to Worship

In-person Worship Suspended

The congregation council has voted to suspend worship in-person in our sanctuary through the end of 2020. Please stay home and stay safe!   

Facebook Streaming

We will continue to stream our worship on our Facebook page. Tune in on Sundays at 9:00 am to participate live with other members. The video will be posted on our Facebook page throughout the week.


Our worship video will also be made available to watch on YouTube. Search for “Gethsemane Lutheran Church Virtual Worship” to find the video.


Scripture for November

Nov. 1: All Saint’s Day – Micah 3:5-12; Matthew 23:1-12 

Nov. 8: 23rd Sunday after Pentecost – Amos 5:18-24; Matthew 25:1-13

Nov. 15: 24th Sunday after Pentecost – Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Matthew 25:14-30

Nov. 22: Christ the King – Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Matthew 25:31-46

Nov. 29: 1st Sunday of Advent – Isaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37 



The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th, to observe Thanksgiving.

Faith Formation

Wreath Sale

Christmas wreaths are available for purchase once again from the Confirmation Youth through November 11.

The wreaths are 24 inches and the cost is $20 each. The Gethsemane Youth will profit $10 per wreath. They will be delivered on November 29 to the Church around 10:30 am. 

The wreath sale profits will be divided in half to purchase gifts for Range Transitional Housing Friends (a community service project) and the Youth Fund. 

Contact a Confirmation Youth, the Church office, or Cindy Lustig to order a wreath if you are not contacted. Cindy can be reached at 218-290-3272 and email


Gifts for Range Transitional Housing Friends

We will have the Range Transitional Housing listings ready at the church on November 7. The change from family listings to individual listings worked so well last year (Thank You, Sheila Vandervort), that we will do it that way again this year.

Call the church office or pick up a tag at worship starting on November 8. Gifts need to be back at church for distribution by December 14. Please wrap and label each gift with the family number and individual identifying information.

Our church family is so generous and follows God’s work through service so well! We are the only sponsoring group that has ALWAYS fulfilled our gift wish lists!

Thank you, Bless you, Stay Well!

Cindy Lustig

Faith Formation

Women’s Bible Study

We have started our Women’s Bible Study again.

We will meet at the church – in the Fellowship Hall – with masks – probably one (or two) to a table as long as we can sit 6 feet apart. We will continue with our previous schedule of the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.


Warm Your Heart Community Clothesline

Fall is here and before we know it the winter season will be upon us. Now is the time more than ever to consider contributing to our Community Clothesline. 

Do you have extra winter jackets? Warm Socks? Mittens, gloves, hats? Blankets? Colder weather is here, and folks need some help staying warm. 

You can help your neighbors by putting each winter item in a plastic bag to keep it dry, labeling it (for example, “child hat, size M” or “men’s jacket, size XL”), and clip it anywhere on the ‘clothesline’ [on the fence] on the west side of the church. Clothespins are provided.

The Community Clothesline is accessible at all times (24/7) from both the north and south parking lots. GIVE WHAT YOU CAN ~ TAKE WHAT YOU NEED. Let’s do what we can to help our friends and neighbors.


Ruby’s Pantry

Clinton Town Hall

8907 Hwy 37, Iron MN

Ruby’s Pantry is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month. 

Bring 2 boxes or totes with you for your food share. There are no income or residency requirements and each food share is a $20 cash donation. 

Drive-Thru distribution to limit exposure between volunteers and guests. Registration begins at 4:00 pm. Food bundles available 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

Community Ministries

Ways to Serve Our Neighbors


O God, from you come the gifts of our bodies and minds, our skills and abilities, and the opportunities to use these gifts in sustaining our lives and in helping our neighbors. I pray for my neighbors. Surround them with your never-failing love; free them from restlessness and anxiety; protect them, in every situation; and renew us all as we face the opportunities and challenges of daily life and work. Amen.


+Offer to mow, shovel snow or help with outdoor household projects.

+Deliver Meals on Wheels.

+Serve meals at the Salvation Army Soup kitchen. 


+Salvation Army in Virginia: 218-741-1889 or Salvation Army Website

+Quad City Food Shelf: 218-749-1371 or AEOA Food Shelves

+Community Clothesline: Gently used or new clothing, non-perishable foods, hygiene supplies, etc.


Gethsemane’s Gifts

Have you been blessed by the congregation of Gethsemane? Has a group of friends within the church reached out to you in a time of need? Have you been given a blessing through the church anonymously? Have you felt the love of Christ through your relationship with our church? Are you willing to share this story with Gethsemane?     

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, please call the church office and let us know! We will contact you with the specifics and ask that you write your story – we can help with spelling and grammar if need be. If you would prefer that your name be anonymous we can do that too. We want to highlight all of the Gifts that Gethsemane has so generously shown now and in the past!