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Ways to Worship

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

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

TV – Channel 5 (Mediacom)

Our worship service is rebroadcast on local public access TV with added announcement, prayer, and song slides at these times:

  • Mondays – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesdays – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesdays – 10:00 am
  • Fridays – 7:00 pm
  • Sundays – 8:00 am (one week behind)
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Thursday Night Outdoor Worship

June – August at 6:30 pm.

We are starting up our Thursday night worship service again. It will be an outdoor service on the patio, weather permitting. Should it rain, we will find a place in the church for the service.

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Sunday Outdoor Worship

3rd Sunday of each month at 9 am

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and join us out on the grass in front of the patio for our Sunday service. This will give those who are not yet comfortable being inside for worship to be able to be with family and friends. Mark your calendars for the dates of our Outdoor Services:

July 18thAugust 15th

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High School Youth Reboot!

Are you in high school (9th-12th grade)?

Do you want to do fun activities and make a difference with lifelong friends?

We want to help you restart a high school youth group at Gethsemane created by you, for you!

Come to: Ideas and Ice on July 18 – 4:00 to 6:00

Food — Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Conversation — What do you need from the church to live out your faith? How do you want to make a difference? What do you want to do just for fun?

Fun — Basketball, Gaga Ball, Coloring, Relaxing…

Let’s imagine together how we can have fun, do cool stuff, and live in faith together!

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VBS at Gethsemane

“God has done marvelous things.” Psalm 98:1

August 1 – 5 ; 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sign up with the church office by July 25!

Registration fee: $15 

**Adults and Youth – We need YOU to make this happen!**

Help out with crafts, games, snacks, set-up, or clean-up.

One day, all days, any days.

Contact the office to add your name to the helpers list!

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2021 Bluegrass Festival

Sunday, July 25-Saturday, July 31

A weeklong event to celebrate 10 years! Join us for a full week of celebrating and supporting the ministry of Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion.
Events throughout the week:
**Weeklong Fund-A-Need campaign, with daily giving incentives; music videos by No Grass Limit
**Online Church Basket Challenge and Silent Auction opens July 29 – bluegrass2021.givesmart.com
**Live music and food at Camp Vermilion on July 31 – Sloughgrass, Sarah Mae and the Band
**Raffle Prize winners drawn at 7pm, July 31(live streamed event)
**Bluegrass Worship at Camp Hiawatha on August 1 
2021 Raffle Prizes
First Prize – Wenonah 2020 Minnesota II Kevlar Ultralight Canoe with Internal Skid Plates ($3,300 value)
Second Prize – 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi‑Fi + Cellular, 512GB of memory ($1500 value)
Third Prize – $500 cash
Raffle Tickets are $10 each. Available at Camp Hiawatha, Camp Vermilion, Duluth office, or by calling 800-331-5148
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Updated Policies re: Covid Precautions

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

Step 1: when state mask mandates are not in effect (this happens 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 remain in strategic places.
  • – Coffee An’ may be served outdoors at the discretion of the Angel teams.


Step 2: when the following county-level guidelines are met: (mostly likely would happen by fall, unless there is a local outbreak) *Guidelines in italics have been met as of 6/15/21*

  • ~ Daily new cases per 100K are less than or equal to 10
  • ~ Infection rate is less than or equal to 1
  • ~ Positive test rate is less than or equal to 10%
  • ~ Percent of eligible population vaccinated is at least 70%

Then… return to “normal” church procedures which include:

  • – open all pews in sanctuary
  • – serve communion at front with bread and cups of wine/grape juice (wearing gloves or with obvious and frequent hand sanitizer use)
  • – resume indoor Coffee An’ and funeral luncheons

After step 2 is achieved, if the county-level statistics spike, we will move back to step 1. If the state reissues the mask mandate, we will reinstate all Yellow level precautions.

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Church Pews for Sale

The Church is selling the pews from the chapel to make room for comfortable chairs.

The pews are 15 feet long and made of oak. Each pew is $100.00.

Please pay in the office.

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Can You Help?

We are in need of one additional person on our offering team. Each person on our team spends about one hour per month assisting in counting the offering. It is not difficult and no special math skills are needed.

Please see, call or text Mary Horan if you are willing to volunteer or you have questions. Her cell number is: 218-780-7299. Thank you.

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Ruby’s Pantry

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 trunk or back of vehicle is cleaned out as shares will be directly loaded into your trunk.

For more information: rubyspantry.org