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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.

Youth Christmas Wreath Sale

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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Wreaths are available for purchase from our Confirmation Youth through November 21.    The wreaths are 24 inches and the cost is $20 each. The Gethsemane Youth will profit $10 per wreath. They will be delivered on November 28 to the Church around 10:30 am. Please write checks to “Gethsemane Youth.” The wreath sale profits will be divided in ½ to purchase gifts for Range Transitional Housing Friends (a community service project) and the Youth Fund.  To order, contact a Conf...
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Thanksgiving Office Hours

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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Our church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25th and 26th, to observe Thanksgiving.     Have a Wonderful Holiday!...
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Daylight Saving Time November 7

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour so you don’t miss church on Sunday, Novmeber 7th. It is also a good idea to change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors too!...
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Library News

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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Our church library subscribes to a magazine Living Lutheran. The library committee suggests you may find time between church meetings, fellowship, or any other church event to check out some of the news items in the magazine. There are monthly Features: The Road to Redemption, Harvest of Hope and Making Connections are examples.Departments: Editor's Notes, Grounded in Grace, I'm a Lutheran and many more.If you have a few minutes during the day for quiet time, this magazine...
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Work at Camp

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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We are now accepting applications for our summer ministry team. Join us in providing the life-changing ministry of camp while growing in your own faith. You’ll gain skills you will use long after your time at camp, and find laughter and friendship in a community of your peers. We have a variety of positions available, including hourly support staff roles for those who live near camp. Don’t wait – visit VLMcamps.org/summer-employment to learn more. We can’t wait to talk wit...
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Summer Camp 2022

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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It’s never too early to start making plans for summer camp! Our summer schedule is in place, and registration opens November 1.Camp Hiawatha offers Hockey Camp and Family Camp, along with a variety of one, two, and three-day programs for younger campers.     Camp Vermilion has week-long opportunities for all ages, including canoeing experiences both in-camp and in the Boundary Waters. There is a little something for everyone during the summer with Voyageurs Lutheran Minist...
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Give to the Max—November 18

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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It’s the great Minnesota give together, and Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry needs your help to reach our goal of raising $40,000 in one day. The success of this annual November day of giving is made possible by the generous donations of those who love Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion. 

You can pre-schedule your on-line gift starting November 1 on our GIVEMN page. You can also mail your gift to our Duluth office by November 18 with GTMD in the memo line. 

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Vanco GivePlus Mobile App Members

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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If you use the Vanco GivePlus Mobile application, we want to let you know that it will be removed on January 31, 2022 and replaced with Vanco Mobile. If you’ve already started using Vanco Mobile, that’s wonderful. You don’t need to make any changes. If you have not started using Vanco Mbile, we suggest you make the switch in the coming months, in advance of January 31, 2022.Please call Vanco at: 800-675-7430 or visit us at www.vanco.com/vm to learn more about wha...
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Ways to Worship

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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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 li

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Confirmation Information

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Confirmation sessions are being held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

NO CONFIRMATION

Confirmation will not be held on the following dates:

November 24–Thanksgiving weekDecember 22 & 29–ChristmasApril 13 & 20–Holy Week, Easter...
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Growing Young Book Study

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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First Thursday of the month through Spring 2022

Online, 10:30am – Noon

Are you interested in making Gethsemane a more vibrant, welcoming congregation for young people? Join Pastor Amy in participating in this online learning and growing opportunity! Growing Young is a research-based strategy on how congregations can create a church culture to reach young generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church. Catherine Anderson will host a monthly book study on each o

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Warm Your Heart Community Clothesline

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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Fall is here and before you know it the winter season will be upon us. We are grateful that you are continuing to contribute to our Community Clothesline. 

Do you have extra jackets, shirts, sweatshirts, pants, shoes, T-shirts, etc? Now would be the time to also bring winter jackets, warm socks, mittens, gloves, hats and blankets. 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,

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Can You Buy Two?

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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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, what 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.

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Ask and Receive

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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This is a way we can serve and love one another as Christ loves us. A few current needs are:

**Members who need rides to church.

**Community member needs a TracFone card.

If you see something you can do, take the card and bring it to the church office and we’ll connect you to the person who needs your skill, gift or presence.

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Gethsemane’s Gifts

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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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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