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Advent Midweek Connections

The Advent Season is a time of preparation for the 12 day Festival of the Nativity of our Lord.  Advent Midweek Connections invite the Gethsemane faithful to prepare for Christmas on December 3, 10, & 17.  We will worship, with song, Word and Communion, through the Holden Evening Prayer vespers at 7pm.

Viola Hall & Beverly Helsel continue the Advent tradition of soup, sandwiches and cookies beginning at 5:30pm.  There will be activities for the children, table discussion for adults and confirmation classes, worship and mentoring.

Thanks to all who have participated throughout the Fall Midweek Connections.  This has been a time of Christian community on Wednesday evenings with delicious meals, catered by Mark & Alice Mueller; excellent learning opportunities with Intern Sharolyn Browning, Dar Krenek, Jim Riley, Lee Schnelle, Pastor Susan Schnelle, music with Joann Gerbig; meaningful worship and mentor time.  Mid-week Connections classes will resume again on January 14, 2015.  “Adult Confirmation” will continue in the Steffans Parlor, 11 a.m.

Come and prepare for the Christmas Festival.

“Warm the Heart” Ministry Fair / Chili Cook Off

Christ the King Sunday concludes the church year. This is the time for the Gethsemane community to look to the past giving thanks for faithful stewards and look to the future encouraging every person within the Gethsemane Lutheran community to make a pledge commitment for 2015 ministries.

Following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy, everyone is invited to the Ministry Fair / Chili Cook Off:

  • over 30 pots of chili to sample
  • over 30 ministries featured
  • kick-off of the new Gethsemane website
  • $5 for lunch, keepsake mug & bag
  • Fair Trade holiday shopping
  • Live music
  • 1st Annual Viola’s Bake-Off for children (children are invited to bring their own baked goods: cookies, cakes, pies or cupcakes!)
  • PRIZES!

Everyone is needed! Everyone has talents, time and treasure for ministry.

Reserve the date: Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 23