THIS WEEK AT GETHSEMANE
Sun 01/12 8:15 am Traditional Worship Service
9:45 am Sunday School/ Breakfast for children
11:00 am Contemporary Worship
FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY
1-5 pm Gym/Hope Hall res-Crain
Mon 01/13 6:30 pm Karate
7:00 pm Daycare Board
Tues 01/14 8:00 am Quilting
3:00 pm After School program
6:00 pm Girl Scouts Grace Hall
6:30 pm Fingers of Faith
Wed 01/15 9:00 am Clothes Closet
Thu 01/16 6:30 pm Co-Ed Volleyball
7:00 pm Grow like a Willow
Sat 01/18 8:00 am Hungry Warriors, Kwik Fill Rest.
TOGETHER SEEKING GOD
RENEWING THE WORLD
Today is FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY
The 2020 Offering Envelopes are in the office . If you would like a box, see Jeff in the office. Weekdays 9:00-12:30.
State College District Lay Leadership Training/Resource Day, Jan. 18, 2020 Snow Date Feb15, 2020. Check the bulletin board for full information.
Gethsemane would love to share with all of our Church family and friends, through our weekly bulletins, the wonderful news of new
Births, Adoptions, and Fostering! Please share the excitement by contacting Jeff in the GUMC office, so I can share it in the weekly bulletin.
If you would like to sponsor the bulletin in honor/memory of a Loved one , or a special event, the cost is $15. Please call church office 345-6860 with the information for the bulletin
To place flowers on the altar for Sunday morning worship, there is a sign-up sheet on bulletin board by water fountain. Then please call church office 345-6860 and give the information for the bulletin.
Hungry Warriors Men’s fellowship group will meet SATURDAY 8AM at Kwik Fill restaurant in Kylertown with leader, Ron Beistline
The next Church Fundraiser Dinner is January 25. There are envelopes in the Welcome Center for donations to help with expenses of the church dinner. Also PLEASE take time and sign up to work at the dinner and make pies. Signup sheet is on bulletin board by main entrance. If you do not want to bake pies, you can have them made here for $5 each. SIGN UP TODAY to relieve anxiety of the fundraiser group!!
HELP IS DEFININATELY WANTED AND NEEDED
WORK SCHEDULE FOR BAKED STEAK DINNER- Halls & kitchen reserved
MON 1/20 6:00 PMMake pie crusts
WED 1/22 6:00 AM Beef
THU 1/23 8:30 amMake pepper slaw — slice beef
10:00 amSet tables-PLEASE we need help!!!
SAT 1/25 6:00 amFill pies
8:00 amPrepare vegetables, coffee pots, etc.
2:00 pmFinal prep
3:00 pm Get ready to serve dinner
6:00 pmFinal Clean Up
A NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Starting Sunday, January 19,2020 9:45 in Hope Hall
We will be studying the writings of Paul. Of the 27 books in the New Testament, the Apostle Paul was the writer of 13 of them. So Paul was a significant contributor to Christianity. It promises to be a very interesting and fun study. Breakfast will be available after 9:30 am. Bible study will begin immediately after breakfast. Leader of the new class will be Stanley Sones, who respectfully requests your presence. The class and breakfast will be held downstairs in Hope Hall. If you are not coming from the early church service, you may enter Hope Hall through the lower level take out side door. If you have children, there will be a Sunday School Class for them at the same time. If you need some more information or have any questions at all, PLEASE give Stan a call @ 345-6872 or 592-3988. Thank You, and hope to see you there, Stan
MISSION CENTRAL IS TAKING CARE OF BABIES!
Gethsemane mission central is beginning Advent season and beyond by filling cribs for babies LOCALLY and World Wide. We ask that as you can, please bring from the following items listed by the Main Mission Central. These items will be combined to create BABY KITS.
Cloth diapers—pre-folded or plain. No disposable or shaped diapers
Shirts—Undershirts or onsies…..Wash cloths–Infant size only
Gowns or Sleepers—snaps, buttons, or ribbon fasteners are acceptable. Handmade or purchased acceptable. Sleepers with feet or sacks acceptable….Diaper pins–Must have protective plastic closures. No regular safety pins. Sweater or Jacket–Must open from the front. May be hand knitted, crocheted or sewn. Hooded sweatshirts are acceptable. Snaps, buttons, ribbon fasteners are fine… Receiving blankets–THIN not HEAVY fleece or flannel 26″ x 26″ to 32″ x 32″ preferred.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW. Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used. All Clothing sizes must be 9 months or smaller. It is not necessary for any of the material to be flame resistant. Do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials that will be used to make Baby Kits from the donated items. Each of the 7 items listed will be combined in the blanket to create our baby kits
Our after school program for 2020 has begun. We are so hoping that a few of you will find it in your heart to give a small amount of time for the children. Please give Jeff a call in the church office or stop in and talk about it. This is one of the most rewarding community outreaches that we here at Gethsemane offer. Any work with children of all ages is the most rewarding gift we can receive..
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.
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.
A BIG THANK YOU for all who help make goodies for the cafe table. Mary Ann is in need of some more people who are willing to share their special treat one Sunday a month. If you would like to occasionally help this ministry, please contact the church office @ 345-6860. It is very difficult for one person, so if we can build a team, this little blessing each Sunday can make our guests and parishioners so comfortable.
en “Circle of Pra
Psalm 103:6-14 (NIV)
6 The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion on his children so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
Mark 2:1-22 (NIV)
Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man
2 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. 2 They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on.5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? 9 Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners
13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him. 15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus Questioned About Fasting
18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?” 19 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them.20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast. 21 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”