Worship Services

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When you worship at Gethsemane, there is no “dress code.” Come as you are! We encourage God’s children of all ages to worship, learn, and serve together. We are multigenerational and strive to be a community where faith and friendships are nurtured in a safe, accepting and affirming style of church life. All are welcome! All have a place at God’s table of grace and are welcome to fully participate in the ministry of Christ which we share. We open our doors to all who may have been excluded because of sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, race, economic status, ability, age, or station in life.

Sunday Schedule

9:30 AMSunday Church School for all ages
10:30 AMWorship Liturgy (Sanctuary) *

Wednesday Schedule

12:00 NoonHoly Communion (Sanctuary) *

Christmas Eve Schedule

4 PMFamily Candlelight Worship, Children Sing, Carols, Santa Lucia, Christmas Apples (Sanctuary)
7 & 10 PMTraditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, Santa Lucia, Christmas Apples (Sanctuary)

Christmas Day Schedule

9 AM Eucharist, Carols, Christmas Story Worship (Sanctuary)*

Holy Week Service Schedule* Holy Communion is offered during each of the Sunday morning worship services, at each Wednesday Eucharist at 12 noon, at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day.

Maundy Thursday Agape Meal at 6:30pm

Good Friday Noon Worship Liturgy

Good Friday 7 pm Worship Liturgy

Easter Sunday Festival

9:30—10:15 a.m.   Easter breakfast (Multi-Purpose Room)

10 a.m.      Easter Songfest and Flowering of the Cross in Nave

10:30 a.m. Easter Resurrection Worship



All are invited to participate in the sacrament of bread and wine as the body and blood of Jesus. We are united with God in Christ, with one another, and with the church’s mission in the world. Communion is shared privately with shut-ins and those hospitalized, and may be requested through the church office. Instruction is offered for those in third grade and above.

 Gluten free is offered.

The Sunday worship services follow the liturgy of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW), the cranberry hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, accompanied by the outstanding Gethsemane Memorial Pipe Organ. Gethsemane worship follows the church year, which includes the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. The Bible lessons read at each worship service are from the Revised Common Lectionary, which is shared with many denominations around the world. Gethsemane celebrates many special church holy days and the saints of the church. Children of all ages are invited to be part of the worship as there is a children’s sermon time for all the children to come forward with the pastor, and a special children’s bulletin given at that time. The second and fourth Sunday of the month is a contemporary worship with a lively comfortable feel. This liturgy is led with guitars, piano, and various other instruments. (Contemporary worship dates are subject to change.)

Called by Grace, Led by Faith, Welcoming All to Share God's Love