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Ways to Worship

In-person Worship Suspended

The congregation council has voted to suspend worship in-person in our sanctuary through the end of 2020. Please stay home and stay safe!   

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)

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Gethsemane Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, January 24th

We will be conducting out annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 24th at 10:30 am; either in the sanctuary after the service if we are worshiping indoors or as a drive-in meeting in the south parking lot utilizing our FM transmitter, voting by headlights, and calling in for questions and discussion on motions.

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 % of voting members physically present for the meeting to have a quorum.

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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.

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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 

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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  

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Virtual Sunday School

**New packets for January are available! Pick up your              family’s packet from the orange topped bin by the               church door.

**Videos are linked on our Facebook page.

**On You Tube, search for the “Gethsemane Virtual Sunday School” playlist.

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Confirmation

Confirmation resumed on January 6 with an introduction to the Ten Commandments.     

Please join in this week for a fun zoom game, a lesson on the first two commandments, and some small-group breakout discussions. Check your email for the Zoom link! 

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VLM’s Annual Meeting

Attention: Delegates, Rostered Leaders, and VLM Supporters

VLM’s Annual Meeting

Saturday February 6, 2021

Via Zoom Meeting-Begins promptly at 11:00 am    

An e-mail with more details will be sent to each member congregation. A quorum of 17 churches is required and voting members must register in advance. 

RSVP’s are required – VLM@VLMcaamps.org; or 1-800-331-5148.

Thank You. Hope to see you then.

Joel Abenth, VLM Board of Directors and Staff 

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Summer Staff Hires


Help camp welcome back the campers!

VLM Program Staff are scheduling interviews for summer staff applicants. More information at www.vlmcamps.org/summer-employment.

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Camp Getaway

Does your household need to get out of the house?Cabins and lodge rooms are available for rent at both Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion. Please contact us to schedule a family getaway, or to simply spend an afternoon outside, playing, skiing or sledding. Food options available for overnight stays. Visit the new retreat website for more information www.NorthwoodsRetreatsMN.com.