Gethsemane Lutheran Church – Virginia, MN

  • Ways to Worship

    In-person Worship Resuming

    The congregation council has voted to resume in-person worship in our sanctuary on January 31, 2021. All are invited to attend! Please wear your mask and practice appropriate social distancing.
    If you are particularly vulnerable to COVID transmission, have recently been in close contact with a COVID-positive person, or are experiencing symptoms yourself, please stay home as an action of care for yourself and others.

    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 remain on our Facebook page throughout the week.

    YouTube

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

    TV-Channel 5 (Mediacom)

    Mondays – 6:30 pm
    Tuesdays – 4:00 pm
    Wednesdays – 10:00 am
    Fridays – 7:00 pm
    Sundays – 8:00 am (sometimes one week behind)

  • Gethsemane Annual Congregational Meeting

    Sunday, January 24th

    We will be conducting out annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 24th at 10:30 am; this will be a drive-in meeting in the south parking lot utilizing our FM transmitter, voting by headlights or hand raising, and calling in for questions and discussion on motions.

    CLICK HERE for the Annual Report!

    This meeting will be a short and fast one to accomplish the immediately necessary business of the church – approving the 2021 budget and voting in new Congregation and Mission Endowment Committee members.

    Please plan to attend. We will need at least 38 voting members physically present for the meeting to have a quorum.

  • Church Offering Envelopes

    Come by the church anytime to pick up your 2021 offering envelopes. They will be in alphabetical order on tables in the entrance by the North (glass) door. If your name is not found and you would like the church envelopes, please contact the office and we will be sure to get you a set.

  • Scripture for January

    Jan. 10: Baptism of Our Lord                    

    Acts 19:1-7                    

    Mark 1:1-12

    Jan. 17: Second Sunday after Epiphany                    

    1Samuel 3:1-10                  

    John 1:43-51

    Jan. 24: Third Sunday after Epiphany

    Jonah 3:1-5, 10

    Mark 1:14-20

    Jan. 31: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

    1 Corinthians 8:1-13       

    Mark 1:21-28 

  • Community Food Pantry

    Our new Community Food Pantry box is finished and installed by our Community Clothesline! (Thank you Tom Krause & Rick Kinnunen)    

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

    Nonperishable Foods:        

    NO GLASS JARS!!

    Peanut butter and jelly in plastic

    Canned veggies, fruits, soups (only if temp is above 20 degree F)

    Boxed/bagged grains/beans

    Pasta, dry pasta, bagged pasta meals, mac n’ cheese

    Pasta sauce in plastic

    Cereal or Oatmeal

    Snack crackers (peanut butter, cheese, plain saltines, Triscuits, etc.)

    Applesauce in plastic

    Dried fruits

    Granola bars

    Baking supplies: flour, sugar, cooking oil

    Personal Care Items:

    Shampoo/Conditioner

    Bar/Hand Soap

    Toothpaste/Toothbrush

    Moisturizer/Lotion

    Pads/Tampons

    Diapers/wipes

    Deodorant

    Chapstick

    Handwarmers 

    Paper Products:

    Paper Towels

    Toilet Paper

    Kleenex