THIS WEEK AT GETHSEMANE

Sun   01/19​8:15am​                  Traditional Worship Service

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

            ​           11:00am  ​    Contemporary Worship

​​ Missionary  Offering Sunday

                           1-5 pm​     Gym / Hope Hall rsvd​

Mon 01/20       6:30 pm​   Karate

                           6:00pm                PIE CRUSTS (help) IN THE KITCHEN

​ 7:00 pm​   Leadership Council / committees

Tues   01/21       ​8:00  am                Quilting

                        3:00  pm​    After School program

                          6:00  pm               Girl Scouts Grace Hall

​ 6:30  pm​    Fingers of Faith

Wed   01/22​ 6:00 am                BEEF COOKING(help) IN KITCHEN

                          9:00 am                Clothes Closet

                            6-7 pm                gym rsvd girls softball

Thu    01/23​ 8:30 am                 MAKE PEPPER SLAW

                                                              SLICE BEEF (HELP)

                        10:00 am                 SET DINNER TABLES (help, PLEASE)

                          6:30 pm ​     Co-Ed Volleyball

                          7:00 pm​     Grow like a Willow

​    all day​     Hope-Grace-Kitchen rsvd

Fri     01/24​ ​ 

Sat     01/25​ 8:00  am​     Hungry Warriors,  Kwik Fill Rest.​  

                             6:00 am      Fill pies

               8:00 am      Prepare vegetables, coffee pots, etc. 

               2:00 pm      Final prep

               3:00 pm                 Get ready to serve dinner

                            6:00 pm     Final Clean Up

TOGETHER SEEKING GOD

MAKING   ​​          DISCIPLES

RENEWING THE WORLD


Today is Missionary Offering 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.

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.  

Living WITH faith is trusting in God, Living THE faith is God trusting in you”. 

The church dinner is SATURDAY. There are envelopes in the Welcome Center for donations to help with expenses.  Please take time and sign up to work at the dinner and make pies. STILL NEEDED: servers,  table cleaners, dish room workers, people to prepare table settings, workers for final clean up.   SIGN UP TODAY to relieve anxiety of the fundraiser group!! Signup sheet is on bulletin board by main entrance.

HELP IS DEFININATELY WANTED AND NEEDED

WORK SCHEDULE FOR Roast Beef DINNER- Halls & kitchen reserved

MON 1/20    6:00 PM​Make pie crusts

WED 1/22    6:00 AM      Beef

THU  1/23   8:30 am​Make pepper slaw — slice beef

​     10:00 am​Set tables-PLEASE we need help!!!

SAT 1/25   6:00 am​Fill pies

​       8:00 am​Prepare vegetables, coffee pots, etc. 

​       2:00 pm​Final prep

​      3:00 pm     Get ready to serve dinner

                  6:00 pm​Final Clean Up

GETHSEMANE U M CHURCH         345-6860

2020 CHURCH FUNDRAISING DINNERS

Jan 25            Roast Beef Dinner        3:30 – 6:30 pm

Feb 29    **5th Sat    Baked Steak Dinner        3:30 – 6:30 pm

Mar 28            Roast Beef Dinner        3:30 – 6:30 pm

April 4            Gethsemane Soup Sale

Oct 3   **1st Sat    Roast Beef Dinner        3:30 – 6:30 pm

Oct 31 **5th Sat    Roast Turkey Dinner        3:30 – 6:30 pm

November 14        FALL BAZAAR        9:00 – 1:00 pm

November        Time to Order Gethsemane Fruitcakes

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Dinner prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6-12)

A NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS

Starting TODAY, 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

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. Time needed is one day (Tuesday) for approximately one and a half hours or less. There are possibilities of some terrific things for the future with our youth.  Please don’t miss the chance to go for the ride. 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.

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   ​*****************************************

Psalm 126 (NIV)

A song of ascents.

When the Lord restored the fortunes of[a] Zion, we were like those who dreamed.[b]
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,  “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Restore our fortunes,[c] Lord,like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.Those who go out weeping, 

 carrying seed to sow,will return with songs of joy,  carrying sheaves with them.

Mark 4:1-34 (NIV)

The Parable of the Sower

Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.” Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” 10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. 11 He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables 12 so that, ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’[a]” 13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? 14 The farmer sows the word. 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. 20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”

A Lamp on a Stand

21 He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” 24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”

The Parable of the Growing Seed

26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.

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