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Stay up to date with the happenings of Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church by visiting our blog. Here, you'll find the same information that is included in the announcements in the Sunday bulletin and our monthly newsletter.

Senior Sunday

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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Sunday, May 22nd at 9am     We will be honoring our seniors during the worship service. Come join us and wish them luck in their new adventures. There will be a special celebration during Coffee An’ after worship in the fellowship hall....
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Blessing of the Quilts

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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Sunday, May 22nd at 9am   Join us as we have a special blessing of the quilts made by our Mission Sewers. Each year the group sends out several boxes of quilts to Lutheran World Relief.The quilts will be displayed on the pews of the church for everyone to see and bless with prayer during the service. Also, they will be giving a quilt to each of the High School graduates of Gethsemane as a reminder that they are wrapped in the love of God and this community as they take the...
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Let’s Help Our Neighbors

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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We as a church are planning to again try to help the LSS Family Resource Center next door to set up their Caring Closet. This closet will soon be open to the public, packed full of children and adult sized clothes, ready for pick-up, free of charge. LSS needs our help in organizing this closet as their staff are so busy doing other things relative to the needs of the community. Please join us on Tuesday May 3rd from 3:30 - 6:30 pm with the hopes of being able to do this al...
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Spring Cleaning for our Neighbors

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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During the month of May we will be reaching out to more of our neighbors and helping them Spring Clean! Bill's House and the Youth Foyer need cleaning supplies for their residents - buckets & mops, rags, vinegar, window cleaner, Pine sol, toilet bowl cleaner, brooms, dust pans, etc. We will be collecting these items through May 29th and a case manager for Bill's House will be joining us on that Sunday to pick up our donations. Please help us collect necessary items for our...
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Noisy Offering

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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This very special offering happens only a few times each year - the 5th Sunday of the month. Bring your change to church on Sunday, May 29th. All proceeds will go for our Favor of the Month, Spring Cleaning supplies for our neighbors at Bill's House and the Youth Foyer. Thank you!

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Choralaire Spring Concert

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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Saturday, May 7th 6:00 pm Gethsemane Lutheran ChurchJoin us for a time of great music as we welcome back the Choralaires. Additional Musical Stylings from Small Groups/Duets/Solos. There will be a free-will offering. Hope to see you all there!! ...
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Camp Vermilion Work Day

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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VLM invites you to Camp Vermilion for Work Day on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 to get the camp ready for summer. Work Day begins with registration from 8:00-9:00 am. Coffee, juice, and rolls available. Lunch will be served around 12:30.The general cleaning list for all cabins is:Exterior: Remove webs, pollen, pine needles. Inspect walls for bees and birds nest and remove. General clean up/raking around the cabin.Interior: Sweeping, dusting, cleaning windows, & wiping mattresse...
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Mother’s Day Brunch

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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Sunday, May 8, 202210:00 AM - 1:00 PMCamp Hiawatha, 36944 Hiawatha Road, Deer River MN.     Cost: $15/adult, $7/youth ages 4–11, (under 4 are free).Payment will be taken at the door via cash, card, or check. Join us on Mother’s Day at Camp Hiawatha for a brunch to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives!Seating times are at 10 am and 11:30 am. RSVP required as space is limited. Please contact the VLM office at 800-331-5148 to reserve your spot....
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We Need Your Help

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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Are you good at reading aloud?  Do you like ushering and greeting?  Please give us a call in the office (218-741-4961) and we will add you to our Master List of worship volunteers! ...
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Attention Youth and Young Adults

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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Our Congregation Council is looking for someone in your age group (ages 15-25) to join us.    We need your ideas and input about our church and how we can better serve one another, especially your age group. Being part of your church council is also a plus on a college application or job resume. We also can sponsor you for youth leadership training through LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization) to help you develop your leadership skills.    The qualifications are: being a bapti...
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Library News

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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A new children series is available in the library. Here’s a Barnes and Noble review of Erin Hunters #1 nationally selling books. Warriors is a series of six volumes. The wild cat Clans have lived in peace and harmony for many moons, but now strange messages from their warrior ancestors speak of a terrifying new prophecy and mysterious danger..Six cats, including young Brambleclaw of ThunderClan, must embark on an unprecedented journey, with the fate of the entire forest in...
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Want to Go to Bible Camp?

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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Gethsemane Will Help!

We want all of our kids to enjoy the unique experience of attending summer Bible camp. Bible camp is a place where God's love is evident through community and creation. To help, Gethsemane's Mission Endowment Team is giving each Gethsemane youth and a friend "camperships" to pay for one week of camp. Talk to Pastor Amy for details and go to vlmcamps.org/summer-schedule-and-fees to find information on this summer's programs!

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Vanco GivePlus Mobile App Members

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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If you use the Vanco GivePlus Mobile application, we want to let you know that it was removed on April 30, 2022 and replaced with Vanco Mobile.

 THE NEW VANCOUVER APP: Vancouver updated their phone and tablet APP. It is no longer "Give Plus" but is now called "Vancouver Mobile". If you used it before on your phone you will need to go to your App Store to download the new app and log-in with the info you used before to set up electronic giving. 

Please call Vanco at: 800-675-

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Sunday School Information

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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CURRICULUM

We follow the Spark Lectionary curriculum for ages PreK (age 3) to 5th grade. Each lesson focuses on the same Bible stories as our Sunday worship so that all ages are learning about the same good news every week!

 HOW IT WORKS...

Sunday School starts with the Children’s Message in Worship which introduces the Bible story. Children then go to the Sunday School classroom with a teacher and teen helper while parents stay for the rest of worship. Parents are welcome to

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Confirmation Spring 2022

by: Joyce Bloomquist

05/01/2022

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Confirmation classes are back in session. We meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Our last night of confirmation will be May 18th.

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