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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.

Welcome Back Sunday!

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Sunday, September 11 at 9am

This will be a wonderful day to enjoy worship and a celebration with food and fun activities for all ages, and to see our congregation return to church and get involved again. We look forward to seeing everyone!!!

 

Children’s Sunday School and Confirmation Registration

After worship we will have games and food to share and registration for Sunday School and Confirmation.

 

New to Sunday School or Confirmation?

We want to provide all our young people w

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No Confirmation Dates

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Confirmation will NOT be held on the following dates:

October 19--MEA week

November 23--Thanksgiving week

December 21 & 28--Christmas

April 6 & 13--Holy Week & Easter

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Sunday School Singing in Worship

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Sunday School children will sing a special song during worship on the following dates:

October 16

December 11

April 2

May 14

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No Sunday School Dates

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Sunday School will NOT be held on the following dates:

October 23--MEA

November 27--Thanksgiving

December 25--Christmas

January 1--New Years

January 15--Martin Luther King

February 19--Presidents' Day

April 9--Easter

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Confirmation

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Confirmation sessions will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. starting with orientation on Sept. 15th. We are using Augsburg’s Here We Stand curriculum this year and our focus is on The New Testament. We will be learning about Jesus’s life and teachings, his passion, death, and resurrection, and the beginnings of the early church.

    

We will also be having fun, doing service and building friendships.

All Youth Gathering November 18-19

Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd

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Sunday School

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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(Preschool - grade 5)

We hope everyone had a great summer and are looking forward to coming back for Sunday School. Sunday School is our primary ministry for children pre-school through 5th grade. We will follow the Spark Lectionary curriculum. Each lesson focuses on the same Bible stories as our Sunday worship.

   

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 t

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Women’s Bible Study

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Please join us on Tuesday, September 6th at 5:00pm in the youth room for a night of socializing. Bring a treat to share - lemonade will be provided. We need your input as to what we should study this fall. Please bring your idea (s) and enjoy a few hours to take a breath, enjoy some new friends and create a plan to improve your spiritual health this fall. We ALL need this!

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Library News

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Hope you have enjoyed summer this year!! The library committee will begin meeting after Labor Day, September 8th. Members will get caught up on unfinished projects and plan to meet thereafter on Thursday mornings at 9:30.

You are welcome to join us if you have an interest in books and will help prepare them for the shelves. We especially need an additional person to help access books into our computer database.

You may also give Kathy Bogren, Pat Sleeman, and Barb Alaspa a c

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We Need Your Help

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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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

08/28/2022

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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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Warm Your Heart Community Clothesline and Food Pantry

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Fall is arriving and before you know it the winter season will be upon us. We are grateful that you are continuing to contribute to our Commuity 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 t

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Can You Buy Two?

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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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 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.Here are some examples of things that you could purchase: Canned veggies, fruits, soups (only if temp is above 20-degr...
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Gethsemane’s Gifts

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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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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Ways to Serve Our Neighbors

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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Pray

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.

Serve

+Offer to mow, shovel snow or help with outdoor house

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Ruby’s Pantry

by: Joyce Bloomquist

08/28/2022

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On the 4th Wednesday of each month, anyone in the community can take advantage of Ruby’s Pantry, located at the Clinton Community Center, 8907 Hwy 37 in Iron.     

If you’d like to purchase a share, it’s $20 cash donation per share. Distribution begins around 4:30pm and goes until 6:00pm.     

You will receive an abundance of grocery items. There is no income or residency requirements – everyone that eats is welcome! This is a drive-thru distribution. Please make sure your t

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