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The latest at Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church

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.

Masonic Lodge Pasty Sale - EXTENDED!!!

by: Amy Janssen

09/13/2021

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It’s back!! Yummy pasties for sale!

We are partnering with the Eveleth Masonic Lodge to bake delicious pasties!

Pasties are $6 each and can be ordered (with or without rutabaga)  until October 10. Place your order today by calling the church office or at the table in the Narthex on Sunday. Pay when you order. 

OR order online through the Masonic Lodge Website.

All profits will benefit our youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July 2022.

PASTY BAKE on October 15&16

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Ways to Worship

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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In the Sanctuary

We are currently worshiping in-person in our sanctuary. Please assess your own health and be prepared to follow the guidelines publicized in the newsletter and bulletin as you consider attending worship indoors. If, at any time, the local schools switch back to online-only instruction, indoor in-person worship will be suspended and only the livestream and TV worship options will continue. 

Here are the options for worshiping off-site:

Facebook Streaming 

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Updated Policies Regarding Covid Precautions

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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Our Council, at the recommendation of the SMART Team, has approved these policies for stepping down COVID precautions: 

Step 1: when state mask mandates are not in effect (this is where we are NOW)

– masks optional in all church activities If you are not vaccinated, you are encouraged to continue wearing a mask.– remove COVID signage from around building/bulletin pages, and discontinue building sign-in for contact tracing Hand washing and “cover your cough” signs will remai...
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Sunday School Information

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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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 Information

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Confirmation sessions will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Our first session is Orientation on September 15. Confirmation students and at least one parent must attend!

NO CONFIRMATION

Confirmation will not be held on the following dates:

October 20–MEA weekNovember 24–Thanksgiving weekDecember 22 & 29–ChristmasApril 13 & 20–Holy Week, Easter...
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2022 ELCA Youth Gathering Activities

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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NE MN Synod Journey to the ELCA Youth Gathering July 21 – 28, 2022 Duluth/Superior – Minneapolis

8th-12th graders are invited to join the NE MN Synod for a year-long journey to learn and live into how we are deeply rooted to be CONNECTED to a boundless God beyond measure!

An Informational Meeting about the Synod Journey and National Youth Gathering was held on September 12 (Rally Day!) at 10:45.

QUICK FACTS!

The NE MN Synod Journey will be gathering in the Duluth/Superior are

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Growing Young Book Study

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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First Thursdays of the month beginning Oct. 7

Online, 10:30am – Noon

Are you interested in making Gethsemane a more vibrant, welcoming congregation for young people? Join Pastor Amy in participating in this online learning and growing opportunity! Growing Young is a research-based strategy on how congregations can create a church culture to reach young generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church. Catherine Anderson will host a monthly book study on each of

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Women’s Bible Study

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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Defiant Joy. Joy is closer than you think because God is better than you may believe! Our Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study group will be restarting again – in person – on Tuesday, September 21st at 5:00 pm. We invite any and all women to join us this fall!     

You can purchase a study guide for this Bible Study on Amazon for $14.99 or on Christianbook.com for $10.99. Dispel the myths that joy is frivolous, immature, or reserved for a few select “happy” people, and open yo

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Warm Your Heart Community Clothesline

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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Fall is here—let’s keep contributing to our Community Clothesline! 

Do you have extra jackets, shirts, sweatshirts, pants, shoes, T-shirts, etc? Any type of clothing will be helpful. 

You can help your neighbors by putting each 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. The Community Clothesline is accessible at all ti

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Can You Buy Two?

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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Our food pantry has been a busy place, both by people giving and receiving food. Next time you are running into the store think -Could I buy two? Chances are, the yummy thing you are picking up for yourself would also be appreciated by someone utilizing our pantry. Maybe you are a diligent grocery store list maker so write “could I buy two” next to your note pad.

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Community Food Pantry

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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Just a reminder that our Community Food Pantry box is by our Community Clothesline. 

Please come and GIVE WHAT YOU CAN & TAKE WHAT YOU NEED.

Nonperishable Foods:         

NO GLASS JARS!!

Peanut butter and jelly in plasticCanned veggies, fruits, soups (only if temp is above 20 degree F)Boxed/bagged grains/beansPasta, dry pasta, bagged pasta meals, mac n’ cheesePasta sauce in plasticCereal or OatmealSnack crackers (peanut butter, cheese, plain saltines, Triscuits, etc.)Applesauc...
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Give +

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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Give Plus is an App that you will be able to access and donate to Gethsemane through a quick, simple, and Secure digital payment channel. If you would like a quick no-hassle method to donate, then this method is for you! With just a few simple steps to set up and in the time it takes for the collection plate to go around, you have made your donation.      

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

First things first -Go to the App Store and download the Give+ app.

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Ask and Receive

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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This is a way we can serve and love one another as Christ loves us. A few current needs are:

**Members who need rides to church.

**Community member needs a TracFone card.

**Family who lost home in fire needs a fish tank.

If you see something you can do, take the card and bring it to the church office and we’ll connect you to the person who needs your skill, gift or presence.

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Gethsemane’s Gifts

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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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

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Gethsemane Angel Coordinators

by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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The Gethsemane Angel ministry is a way that we, as a congregation, are organizing ourselves in service to the Lord. We ask every person to volunteer to serve during one month of the year with a “Team of Angels” to provide all the help that is needed for worship services.     

Each month the Angel Coordinator contacts and schedules the Angels to help with ushering, reading scripture, setting up for Coffee An’, and other tasks as needed for worship and fellowship on Sunday mo

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