THIS WEEK AT GETHSEMANE

Sun   03/01​9:00 am                   Gethsemane Combined Worship

                       10:30 am                  Sunday School/ Breakfast for children   ​                                Building Fund offering Sunday

                         ​ 7:00 pm                  Lenten service Hosted by Gethsemane                              

Mon  03/02​ 6:30 pm               Karate

​   6:30 pm                  Team Leaders

Tues   03/03     ​ 8:00 am​       Quilting​​​​​​ 3:00 pm                  After School program

                          5:30 pm​      Gym rsvd Little Fury SB

​​ 6:00 pm​      Girl Scouts Grace Hall

                        6:30 pm​      Fingers of Faith

Wed   03/04​ 9-11 am                 Clothes Closet                 

                          6:00 pm                  Gym rsvd Softball

​ 7:00 pm                  Bible Study ​​

Thu   03/05 5-6:30 pm                  Ktown LL BBall 

​​ 6:30 pm ​     Co-Ed Volleyball 

                          7:00 pm ​     Grow like a Willow​    

Fri     03/06​

Sat     03/07 ​ 8:00 am​      Hungry Warriors / Kwik Fill

                          11-3                        Hope Hall & Gym RSVD 

                                                         Wilkinson Party  

MAKING   ​​          DISCIPLES

RENEWING THE WORLD

GETHSEMANE DAYCARE

As we are still in full swing of winter weather and cold/flu season, we are taking extra precautions to ensure our daycare children,s health. If you are interested in donating any items to help, we are in need of tissues, baby wipes, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer. Thank you so much for your help in any way possible.

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OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Gethsemane is currently seeking to hire an Outreach Ministry Coordinator.  The Outreach Ministry Coordinator will be responsible to plan and carry out a well-balanced program of Mission and outreach which provides faith development for persons who come to participate in the life of Gethsemane United Methodist Church and serves in Christian Ministry, especially the West Branch Area.  The Gethsemane Gym facilities are to be a significant tool to be used in this work.  The Outreach Ministry Coordinator will work with other program staff members and will work very closely with the Pastor.  This is a temporary position as the Leadership Council continues to clarify staffing needs going forward.  For more information, please contact Pastor Jim, a member of the Leadership Council, or the Church office.

Copies of the temporary job description are in the office if you are interested in this position. 

Applications for this position will close as of March 8, 2020

Gethsemane Tax Aid Day

The 2020 tax aid day for Gethsemane Church will be held 

March 19 (Thursday) from 9:00 am-12:00 PM here at Gethsemane in Hope Hall. You must have an appointment. To set an appointment please phone765-2691 between 9 & 12 noon.

Down in the mouth? It’s time for a faith lift.

REACHING OUT TO THOSE THAT CAN’T REACH OUT TO US!

Each month Gethsemane will honor one family / person who cannot make it to Worship as they may be ill, physically disabled or grieving. Please find it in your heart to send a card & pray for them.  Our Church family members in need this month are:

Jane & Elroy Dixon

85 Oakhurst Lane

Morrisdale, PA 16858 

Visitation program for our family. 

Think of the people around us who are from our church family or town who can’t get to church or even shopping.  Think of how an an hour of our time would brighten their day.  They love to reminisce and share. We’re setting up a team for visitation to these people.  It would be for an hour or two a month.  Please pray about joining the team. Call me at 345-6601, email me at ktowncamper@yahoo.com or message me on Facebook.  I would love to talk to you about it. Thanks Robin Marshall

ALLPORT-BIGLER-WOODLAND WORKCAMP

Applications are available on our Welcome Center for the Allport-Bigler-Woodland Work camp the week of June 21-26. Please take one if you need some repairs, yard work, painting or construction (ramps, etc). Labor is free but, if you’re able, you may pay for the cost of supplies.

TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

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.

When God saw you–it was love at first sight!

2020 LENTEN SCHEDULE

2020 MINISTERIUM LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE THEME: Sermon on the Mount

SUNDAY HOST SITE, PRESIDER, PREACHER, TOPIC

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

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

 GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATIONAL SERVICES with Bishop Park On March 14, 2020 Bishop Park will be at Mt Nittany UMC to share information about General Conference from 10 a.m. – Noon.   Please see the Bishop’s letter, posted on the bulletin board, for more information.  ALL clergy and laity invited!

A new weekly page has been created to spread Joy and Happiness with each other.  We share our prayers for better days, Let’s share with each other, our joys also. Let’s make some ones day as well as our own. Birthday wishes, Anniversary wishes, Achievements, Awards, Recognition, Accomplishments, Births, Adoptions, and other wonderful news to be proud of. Don’t be afraid to say Congrats, Way to go, Please tell those you know and love how you feel about them right here at Gethsemane.  Beginning March 1, this page will be a mainstay and a positive, in our bulletin, That we have named: 

The Gethsemane Garden of Joy’s,Blessing’s,Well Wishes

Happy Birthday    Happy Birthday    Happy Birthday

Gethsemane friends would like to wish Bettie Knepp a wonderful, Happy 85th Birthday tomorrow 3-2-20. May you have much joy, love, & laughter all day and beyond!

We here at Gethsemane are also excited & proud & Happy to wish a few more of our wonderful friends a Super Duper Blessed Happy Birthday this week.

Today is Wilford Homman’s Birthday. Today you are royalty Wilford. Here’s hoping your loyal subjects make this Birthday the best ever.

Brandi Turner we truly hope you have a very Happy Birthday tomorrow, loaded with love and Joy and lots of goodies.

On Thursday Tony O’Dell also joins the Birthday Parade. Happiest of Birthday’s young man.  Hoping you get to be waited on, hand and foot all day.  You totally will enjoy having grapes fed to you and fan’s waving overhead. Enjoy Tony.

This coming Saturday a beautiful young lady also is blessed by God to celebrate a Birthday.  Rhonda Maines, your Gethsemane family shares your Birthday joy. Enjoy a time filled with love and good times.

THANK YOU THANK YOU  THANK YOU

I personally would like to say thank you to Sue Marker for the fantastic job she does as head Custodian here at Gethsemane. Sue, we are so moved with the pride you place into your work taking care of God’s house.

Gethsemane also thanks Pam & Tom Hampton for the care and love they give as custodians also.  You both exhibit pride in all that you do, and that in turn gives us here at Gethsemane so much to be thankful for.

Please jot down your message and drop in the offering plate or phone me in the office 345-6860.  We all have joy’s and pride.  Please SHARE EM’

Thanks  Jeff.

THE CONNECTED TO GOD ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL AGES OF ADULTS

Currently we are studying the emotions of Jesus and how his identity grew into his teaching.  Remember, Jesus was a man just like us.  Learning more and more about Jesus the man and how his existence in this world has offered us life eternal, it is almost mesmerizing to learn so much more of Jesus life. 9:45 in Grace Hall. Age does not matter as God loves us equally. Please give us try! It truly is very interesting and fun.

JESUS GOT ANGRY, JESUS GOT TIRED, JESUS FOUND JOY, JESUS HELD DISGUST, JESUS BORE SORROW, JESUS HAD COMPASSION, JESUS SUFFERED FRUSTRATION,  JESUS SUFFERED AGONY, JESUS HAD EMPATHY,  JESUS HAD FORGIVENESS.       HOW??? COME AND SEE!  YOU WILL BE MORE THAN SLIGHTLY SURPRISED AS TO HOW MUCH YOU ARE LIKE JESUS.

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.

If you would like to sponsor the bulletin in honor/memory of someone or some 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 near the water fountain.  Then please call church office 345-6860 and give the information for the bulletin.  

If you would like to receive the weekly announcements via email, please send a request to the church office – gumc.office@gmail.com

Our prayer shawl ministry has blessed so many people lately.  We are in need of more prayer shawls.  Anyone willing to crochet or knit one, there is yarn in the sanctuary closet.  Thanks for your help in the ministry.  If anyone has a picture of a person who received a prayer shawl or even better a picture with his/her shawl,  could the please send me an email at georgetteeirich@gmail.com Tha

Our prayer shawl ministry has blessed so many people lately.  We are in need of more prayer shawls.  Anyone willing to crochet or knit one, there is yarn in the sanctuary closet.  Thanks for your help in the ministry.  

There is lots of yarn in the sanctuary coat closet for those who are willing to make prayer shawls.