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A message from the Council President Peter Johnson 3/19/2020


Dear Gethsemane Members,

 
There is a quote that seems to continually resonate with me...”The only thing permanent in life is change.”
 
These are unprecedented and extraordinary times. We are facing challenges that many of us have never faced before on such a global level. We are relying on our leaders to make decisions that impact our medical, financial, and physical well being. We trust that decisions made by trusted sources along with the safety plans put in place are embraced and practiced by all of us.
 
As a community of workers in Christ’s Love, our measured response is an important ingredient in resolving this challenge. Over the last week we have suspended our church services for the next two Sundays. We have suggested that any meetings be optional for committee chairs. The Easter Breakfast has been cancelled. 

Due to the new challenges regarding the spread and transmission of the Corona Virus, I would ask that all committee meetings planned at church be canceled at this time. Business can be conducted by phone or email if necessary. I would also like to suspend church services indefinitely until such a time that the Center of Disease Control feels it safe for groups to begin meeting once again.
 
At this juncture, Pastor Karen and I have been talking about outreach methods and how we can keep our members connected. You have already noted the inspirational messages, Pastor is committed to sharing daily. Please reflect deeply as you read and use this time to pray for others, especially those at the forefront of this pandemic.
 
I will be posting updates on a weekly basis with any information relative to the status of our church or information about Council decision-making.
 
What is most complex at this time is how we manage our church finances. We still have a building to maintain with utilities to pay. I also feel that it is important for our small staff to stay employed and remain on the church campus whenever possible or work from home to maintain operations and meet any needs you might have at this difficult time. To survive financially, please be sure to maintain your weekly/monthly pledges. Deb and I find it a real blessing to do our pledging on line. Our giving is set up on a regular basis and is automatic. I encourage you to consider this method yourself at this time. You can set up your own online pledge by going to our Website. It is clearly explained on the site. Checks, of course work well, if you prefer this method of payment. I will work with the office to make sure the checks are counted and deposited on a regular basis.
 
We are facing a unique challenge, but this little church with a big heart is prepared to meet the challenge. Our hearts are united in our mission and our love for one another. Christ, residing in our heart of hearts knows our deepest needs. Reside in Him continually and let his light shine through you.
 
Be safe. Stay home if possible. If you need to be out practice social distancing and of course wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. If symptoms arise including fever, dry cough, and trouble breathing call your health provider without delay.
 
Know you are loved,
 
Peter Johnson, Council President

 


 

 

 

Gethsemane Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Gethsemane is a house of hospitality built on the foundation of sharing the living faith in Jesus Christ. 

 

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. ~Matthew 25:35

 


 

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A note from the Evangelism Committee

Gethsemane reaches out to welcome you. Looking for a church that you can call home? We are a church where everyone who visits is important because you are a gift from God.

 

Please join in worship. "We believe all are called to share God's blessings".

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 AN INVITATION FROM

PASTOR KAREN NATTERSTAD

 

I want to personally welcome you to Gethsemane. If you are looking for a church home that has a small family feel, this is the place for you. Whether you are new at discovering who God is, or are ready for a  deeper engagement in Christian community and God's work, you are welcome here! If you haven't already, a great first place to start is to join us for worship on Sunday's at 9:15am. This is the main event where the community gathers. In the beginning we take time to say Hello to each other and to our visitors. We serve communion every week and you are welcome to receive it.You'll also start to hear about the work we do and 

social events we host. For the most current news, check us out on our website and Facebook. 

I look forward to meeting you.


Come to church this Sunday.


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