THIS WEEK AT GETHSEMANE

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Sun   11/24​8:15 am​            Traditional Worship Service

​​9:45 am             Sunday School/ Breakfast for children​

                       11:00 am             Contemporary Worship

​​​​Hub offering  Sunday

                         2-4 pm             Gym and Hope Hall rsvd-Brosky​

                         7:00pm               Thanksgiving Service Lanse Evang.   

Mon  11/25 

      ​             6:00 pm             Make pie crusts-please come

                         6:30 pm​             Karate

​​6:30 pm             GUMC Youth

                         7:00 pm             Monday Night Prayer Time

4:30 pm or as soon as you can come, we will be making Pecan, Apple, and Pumpkin Pies 

Apple

Tues   11/26​8:00 am​             Quilting

​​3:00 pm​Afterschool Program

​​6:30 pm             Fingers of Faith

5 am begin filling cream pies. 6 am start meringue 12 noon bgginsorting and packing pies

Wed   11/27      9:00 am​​Clothes Closet  

​​2-6   pmPIE Order Pickup

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 Thu   11/28 ​ ​​Hope Hall and Gym Reserved

​                          HAPPY THANKSGIVING

  Fri   11/29

  Sat    11/30​                           Gym & Hope Hall rsvd 12-3, Force

Worship Service Attendance  8:15 -99      10:45 -37       Sunday School  – 42

TOGETHER​SEEKING GOD

The Gethsemane Garden Circle will be hosting a Christmas Dinner at the home of Judy Larson on Tuesday December 10th at 6:00 PM. All women of the church are welcome. The sign up sheet will be on the bulletin board. We ask that you bring a dozen cookies to share. 

Treasures for Children

Please take a tag off the tree in the Welcome Center to fulfill a child’s Christmas wish. there are tags for toy ideas AND tags for clothes. Be sure to write your name on the clip board by the child you choose. Please bring UNWRAPPED gifts with the tag attached to the church by Sunday December 15

FINGERS of FAITH  Crochet/Knitting group meets TUESDAYS @ 6:30. Join the fellowship to learn, share a pattern or get help with a difficult stitch.

WB Community Thanksgiving Service, Sunday November 24th @ 7:00 PM at the Lanse Evangelical Free Church.

On MONDAY, Nov 25 at 7 pm you are invited to Monday Night Prayer Time in the sanctuary.  Come as we seek God’s blessing and direction for our church and the different ministries.  

MAKING   ​​          DISCIPLES

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Box Packing Event

Was a fantastic success! Thank you to the forty plus youth and adults for giving their time to getting these boxes ready for Baltimore. At print time of the bulletin there are over 180 boxes (hopefully 200) prepared for a very long trip. What a wonderful fellowship we all enjoyed last Sunday. God Is Good!

NEEDED: A church van driver and aide for the 2nd Sunday of each month to pick up Sunday School students.  You would need to leave the church at 9 AM.  If this is a ministry for you, please contact the church office. 

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Pray for our Sunday School and church van ministry. Please pray for the leaders as they teach the children, teen and adults  about Jesus and pray for hearts and minds to receive the truth of God’s word and many would grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord.  

Mark your calendars for a very exciting event!!

Sunday December 22, 2019, @ 6:00 pm.  The Gethsemane Church & Daycare will be presenting a Christmas Program

“A Child Shall Lead Them”

“Come to Bethlehem and See”

Please try to come and enjoy the last big event before Christmas.

The Children are so excited..

RENEWING THE WORLD

It’s time to order Gethsemane FRUIT CAKES. These cakes are full of walnuts, brazil nuts, dates, and maraschino cherries. Cost is $10 each.  Order forms are in the Welcome Center. Last day to order is TODAY November 24. You may drop off order forms at the office as well.

GUMC Fall PIE SALE is being held to raise funds for the upkeep of the Allport CemeteryPlease try to come and help with Prep work. Check this week’s calendar for schedule. Pies may be picked up Wednesday, November 27th from 2 – 6 pm just in time for Thanksgiving!  

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When prayer requests are called into the office, a prayer chain is contacted.  If you would like to join the group of praying people and get notices by phone call or email, please call church office 345-6860

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF THE WEST BRANCH AREA

FOOD PANTRY

Gethsemane U M Church reminds everyone that their outreach programs are doing wonderful.  Our food pantry is open on the first Wednesday of each month for the names A-M, and again on the third Wednesday of the month for the names N-Z. Please be sure to inform everyone that a Social Security number for each member of a household is required.

The Gethsemane Clothes Closet serving the West Branch Area is open every Wednesday 9;00 —-11;00 am.

Welcome to our Christian friends of the Morrisdale Charge as they too have a wonderful outreach for the West Branch Area Community.

THE WEST BRANCH AREA SHOE BANK

The shoe bank is open the LAST Saturday of every month from 9-noon at the Morrisdale UM Church in Morrisdale. Children and Youth from birth to age 18 with a chip card or access card will receive new sneakers and socks for free.  For more info, call Linda Kopchik @ 592-8781.

THE HOUSE FOR HOPE COAT CLOSET

Is our community’s newest outreach. Sponsored by the Morrisdale Charge and located @ 721 Summit Hill Road, next to the Summit Hill Church is hoping to be open the second Saturday of each month, More info to come. 

HEAVEN SCENT SOAP PANTRY

Open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 9-11:00 am. Located @ 721 Summit Hill Road, red brick house next to Summit Hill Church. Services available for Senior Citizens and Low income families.(income verification is required) for more information, please phone Pam Lair @ 577-7504.

Blue Christmas
MOVING TO A PLACE OF HOPE

WHEN CHRISTMAS HURTS

Saturday, December 7, @ 4 p. m.

Does this time of year feel blue? Christmas not so Merry? Big losses and transitions can make this season particularly hard to take. Come lament to the Lord  your grief, pain, and sorrow. As we worship together, we look for hope and a measure of peace at Christmas.

Light refreshments and a time to share with each other afterward.

ALL ARE WELCOME !!

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

3637 Main Street

Karthaus, P a 16845

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