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Stay up to date with the happenings of Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church by visiting our blog. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes and thoughts from our pastor to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.

November Newsletter Article

by: Joyce Bloomquist

10/31/2021

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“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18When is it easiest to be thankful? When things are going good, right? While it might be easier to praise God when you are most happy and comfortable, it is just as important, if not more important, to thank God when things are not so good. In 1 Thessalonians, Paul tells the church in Thessalonica to rejoice always and give thanks in...
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October Newsletter Article

by: Amy Janssen

10/05/2021

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A Way to Go by Frederick Ohler

God of unceasing change

hear the gasps of those who are

stuck

trapped

addicted

perpetually adolescent

prematurely resigned

thinking that it will never get any better

clearer

or gentler for them.

Whisper…

thunder!

But do get through to them with the saving word

that persons need not stay the way they are.

  

Hear also the anxious, unspoken fears

of those who are productive

successful

comfortable

finding satisfaction in their work

pleasure in life

love at home

You in

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September Newsletter Article

by: Amy Janssen

09/08/2021

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4For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith;7ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching;8the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness. ~ Romans 12:4-8

As fall app

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Mask Wearing

by: Amy Janssen

09/01/2021

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Gethsemane Family and Friends,

Our Lord Jesus repeatedly taught his disciples that we are to serve our neighbor, put others ahead of ourselves, and sacrifice for the sake of friend and foe alike. As followers of Jesus, we must continue to push back against a world that tells us that people are only responsible for themselves. We must be mindful of how our choices will benefit or harm our neighbor, not just ourselves. We are called by God use our freedom not for selfish gain

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