Worship

**Fall 2020 UPDATE** Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are currently not worshiping in-person inside our church building. 

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 be posted 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.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

    Worship the Lord with gladness;

    come into his presence with singing.

Know that the Lord is God.

    It is he that made us, and we are his;

    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

    and his courts with praise.

    Give thanks to him, bless his name.

For the Lord is good;

    his steadfast love endures forever,

    and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100

Year round, we worship at 9:00 am in the sanctuary, with Coffee An’ fellowship time following.  Our worship style is a creative blend of a liturgical tradition and  contemporary music.   This is usually an hour-long service centered on the Lutheran tradition of Word and Sacrament.

Our Worship services have the following liturgical characteristics:

  • some of the music is led by the organ (Sue Swanson, organist)
  • we follow the liturgical flow of the service developed over centuries of Christian worship
  • traditional hymn of praise
  • Scripture readings:  Old Testament, Psalm, New Testament, and Gospel (as appointed in the Revised Common Lectionary)
  • Holy Communion and Holy Baptism (as needed)
  • a sermon
  • some hymns are selected from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship
  • often use the Apostles’ Creed or Nicene Creed

Our Worship services have the following contemporary characteristics:

  • music led by the piano (Sue Swanson, pianist), congas (Bill Bauman), and Joyful Noise (our contemporary singers)
  • contemporary songs from our gold Contemporary Song Book and the red Evangelical Lutheran Worship are sung
  • a Call to Worship based on the Psalm of the day
  • a contemporary Confession and Forgiveness
  • modernized confessions of faith
  • the sermon is sometimes preached outside of the pulpit