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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.

Summer Sermon Series and Book Study

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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This summer, Pastor Amy is leading us through a sermon series and book study based on the book “Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways to Connect with God” by Gary Thomas. The series will continue through Labor Day weekend. There will be opportunities for book discussions weekly.

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Fellowship Team

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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Wanted! Our new Fellowship Team could use a few more members. We also need ideas to increase our church and community fellowship.    If you are interested or have any other questions, call of text Donna Flannigan at 218-410-0493....
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Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute Concert

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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A wonderful free summer concert by the Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute on Saturday, August 20 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia, Minnesota @ 7:00 pm in a program of quartets, sextets and string orchestra. Please join us for an evening of beautiful chamber music performed by 28 outstanding young artists, mostly from our region but also from as far away as Boston and New York. The NLCMI is an annual summer institute where ten days of intense chamber music stu...
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Vacation Bible School

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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"For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.” Romans 8:14Kids ages 4-10 are invited to join in for VBS with Gethsemane!August 7 - 10 (Sun-Wed), 5:30-7:00 pmChildren will have fun and learn all about Amazing Kids in the Bible through Songs, Bible Stories, Games, & Crafts! A light snack will be provided each night.On Wednesday, the whole family is invited to join in on the last night and closing worship and a sweet treat!Sign up with the church office by Au...
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Rock the Block Picnic

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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Please join us on Wednesday, August 24th from 4:00-7:00 pm as we invite our neighbors to join us and Peace United Methodist Church for a free meal and entertainment. We will be gathering in our north parking lot, but in the event of rain, the festivities will moved inside to Peace United Methodist. We will be entertained by the Hutter Bunch and will have a bounce house and games for the kids. We will be serving FREE hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips, water and root beer flo...
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Library News

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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Summer is the time of growing - vegetable and flower gardens. Young and old alike are taking time for being refreshed. At the same time all can grow their faith life through inspirational books.Here are some suggestions:Miracles from Heaven, Christy BeamLiving the Life that Matters, Harold S. KushnerA Gentle Thunder, Max LucadoBattlefield of the Mind, Joyce MeyerJesus Life Coach, Laurie Beth Jones We also have some nice puzzles that are available for something fun to do on...
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Summer Midweek Worship

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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Summer Midweek WorshipWednesday nights, 6:30 pmIn the ChapelCome join in for our worship service in the newly redecorated Chapel. Communion will be celebrated at most services....
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We Need Your Help

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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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

07/31/2022

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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

07/31/2022

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Summer is here but let's keep contributing to our Community 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 the fence] on the west side of the church. The Community Clothesline is accessible at

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Can You Buy Two?

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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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

07/31/2022

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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

07/31/2022

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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

07/31/2022

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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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Calling All Thrivent Members

by: Joyce Bloomquist

07/31/2022

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If you are a member of Thrivent, please contact the church office. With so many ideas for community outreach and service coming up, we would love to be able to utilize your $250 Thrivent Action Team capabilities! We will notify you directly, but ask that you add your name to a list for future possibilities.

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