THIS WEEK AT GETHSEMANE

Sun   01/26​8:15am​                  Traditional Worship Service

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

            ​           11:00am  ​    Contemporary Worship

​                     2-6 pm​ Gym / Hope Hall rsvd​

Mon  01/27     6:30 pm​   Karate

Tues   01/28     ​8:00  am                Quilting

                        3:00  pm​    After School program

                          6:00  pm               Girl Scouts Grace Hall

​ 6:30  pm​    Fingers of Faith

Wed   01/29​9:00   am                Clothes Closet

                          9:00  am                Food Pantry (N-Z)

Thu   ​01/30        6:30 pm ​     Co-Ed Volleyball

                          7:00 pm​     Grow like a Willow

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Fri     01/31​ ​ 

Sat     02/01​ 8:00  am​     Hungry Warriors,  Kwik Fill Rest. 

                          2-4    pm​     Gym & Hope Hall RSVD​

2020 MINISTERIUM LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE THEME: Sermon on the Mount

SUNDAY HOST SITE, PRESIDER, PREACHER, TOPIC

March 1 Gethsemane UMC Jim Hollister Sr., Suzanne,  Matt 5:1-16 Beatitudes; Salt & Light 

March 8 Forest Baptist Sue Radel,, Jim Hollister, Matt 5:17-48 Discourse on Law 

March 15 Holy Trinity Lutheran Vicki Beilfuss, Sue Radel, Matt 6:1-18 Giving, Prayer & Fasting 

March 22 Bethany Retreat Sr. Ruth Ann, Vicki Beilfuss, Matt 6:19-34 Treasures in Heaven; Do not Worry 

March 29 Winburne Presbyterian Gary Jewart, Matt Mitchell, Matt 7:1-29 Judging; Ask, Seek, Knock; True & False 

April 5 Gethsemane UMC N/A N/A Passion Play 

TOGETHER SEEKING GOD

MAKING   ​​          DISCIPLES

RENEWING THE WORLD


If you would like to be part of an email list to either learn more, donate or be part of a prayer team, for Bethany Coudriet’s mission work this summer please email Bethany at bcoudriet@live.esu.edu. She thanks everyone for their love and support.

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, anything that is a great accomplishment for you and your family.   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.  

A Gigantic Thank You to Hailey, Rachel, Matt, Peter, Dee, Pastor Jim, and Georgette for all of your tremendous help stocking the Food Bank Shelves in preperation for this week’s Food Bank Day. You all are so greatly Loved and appreciated.

The GUMC you will be hosting a very special Valentines dinner the weekend of February 15, to raise money to attend this Summer;s Creation festival.  It will be donation only. Watch next week’s bulletin for all the LOVING DETAILS ******

GETHSEMANE U M CHURCH       345-6860

2020 CHURCH FUNDRAISING DINNERS

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

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.

It’s time to set our focus on Lent, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and

Easter.  In anticipation of this moving and life altering season, there is

going to be an Easter drama meeting February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 PM.

Our drama “Cradle To The Cross” has become a greatly anticipated

local, County and beyond event attended by hundreds.  If you enjoy 

seeing it, imagine what it truly feels like taking part

no matter how large or small that may be. 

Please think about it deeply and pray for God’s direction.

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: he is always convinced that it says what he means.

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a

whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on 

me… they’re cramming for their final exam.

***********HUB NEWS***********

THE HUB IS ALWAYS ACCEPTING OF LIGHTLY USED SHOES AND BOOTS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CLOSETS.  SO MANY FOLKS NEED OUR HELP RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU

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   

THIS WILL BE THE LAST WEEK FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE  CRIB MINISTRY. PLEASE MARK THE DATE 

FEBRUARY 2, 2020 AS THE LAST DAY TO CONTRIBUTE

Psalm 89:1-4 (NIV)

Psalm 89: 1-4

maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
 with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one  I have sworn to David my servant, ‘I will establish your line forever  and make your throne firm through all generations.’’

Mark 5:1-20 (NIV)

Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[a] When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want

with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.

18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis[b] how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

THE BEGINNING OF THE GOOD NEWS 

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Mark 5:1-20; Psalm 89:1-4

1. Jesus is not at _____________________________________. 

2. The man couldn’t __________________________________.

3. People came to see what had happened, then ________ ____________________________________________________.

4. Jesus refuses the man’s pleading and tells him ______ ____________________________________________________

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