TOGETHER SEEKING GOD
RENEWING THE WORLD
Please pray for our brothers & sisters in Christ from our fellow churches
Dellville UMC, Duncannon
Damascus Manor UMC, Damascus
Aline UMC, Mount Pleasant Mills
Lake Street UMC, Woodland
Memorial UMC, Goderich
Aldersgate UMC, Mifflintown
Emory UMC, New Oxford
Immanuel UMC, Loyalton
Dudley UMC, Dudley
Bethel UMC, Montoursville
Mount Zion UMC, Harding
All activities (except the food bank) are Suspended at Gethsemane till further notice:Beginning
March 17, 2020
UNTIL AT LEAST APRIL 6, 2020. MANY PRAYERS LIFTED FOR EACH OTHER
DON’T FORGET OUR SERVICE @ 9 AM ON SUNDAY, STREAMING LIVE ON THE “GETHSEMANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH” FACEBOOK PAGE.
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 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 email@example.com or message me on Facebook. I would love to talk to you about it. Thanks Robin Marshall.
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.
**************************************************************UPDATED SUNDAY WORSHIP ASSISTANTS PLEASE JOIN US AND BE PART OF GOD’S WORK
Our worship services need your help. We are updating our Sunday Worship assistant list and You would be perfect. We have very few who are now doing it. Not hard or complicated tasks. GREETER, to pass out bulletins and smile. LITURGIST, to read a few lines of scripture. USHERS, to pass the offering plates to our church family, COMMUNION ASSISTANT, to serve communion to those that come forward. You would have one line to say to each person receiving the elements. ACOLYTE, to bring the light of Christ to the Altar to begin worship, and then return to the Altar to close the service by taking the light of Christ out.
PLEASE SIGNUP ON THE SHEET IN THE VESTIBULE. IT TRULY IS A WONDERFUL FEELING TO BE PART OF OUR WORSHIP SERVICES. PLEASE??
Easter Flower Order instructions!!
Help make our church beautiful this Easter Season!We are taking donations to buy ample sanctuary decorations, which will include Lilies,
tulips, Hyacinths and other flowers. Please phone the church office @ 345-6860 to order. Please be ready to say how many @ $7.50 each, who they are in honor of or in memory of. You could also email me in the office at;
Some Observations from the Office
Recently I have read a few media reports and have seen an interview of Christian Brothers and Sisters stating that they found themselves afraid that COVID-19 is God responding to all of the sin that has enveloped this world. After seeing and hearing these comments, I found myself more in fear of the folks that were allowing those thoughts to consume them. I do understand that these fleeting thoughts may come to all of us via SATAN’S vengeance, but as a child of God, each of usknow to turn to him for his love, not his anger. God will guide us all through any and everything we ever endure, no matter how painful. I am so thankful for what my God has done for me, given to me, and especially what he has given up for me. I love my God UNCONDITIONALLY. God also loves us unconditionally.
As I read a few lessons last night, I found some very comforting scriptures. I hope they may touch you as they have me. I just felt this on my heart and wanted to share. Secretary Jeff.
8 Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. 11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
“But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness”. There are many scriptures to comfort you. Never fear what you don’t know or understand.
The Gethsemane Garden of Joy’s, Blessing’s,& Well Wishes
A new weekly page has been created to spread Joy and Happiness with each other. Let’s share 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.
Our first wish for a very Happy Birthday on March 31 goes to Ms Lillian Beveridge. Lillian has been a great friend, comfort giver, hard worker, dedicated attendee and most of all a lovable lady. Lillian, amidst all that is happening in this world today, you truly are a bright star. We wish you the Happiest of Birthdays ever.
Well lookie, lookie! It’s really time to let out a cheer! March 31 is almost here. When Tuesday gets here, we all need to say Happy Birthday Lance Witherow, Today is your DAY. Hope you have a great day buddy.
PLEASE SHARE THE GOODNESS IN YOUR LIFE
Please jot down your message and drop in the offering plate or phone me in the office 345-6860, or send me an email or text. We all have joy. pride and appreciation. It’s a beautiful thing in our lives to share happy things, it’s not hard. HONEST! Please join in and share the happy and good, now that we are all experiencing how bad things can actually become.
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. These items are critical to us in light of how this world can become fractured in such a short period of time.
Thank you so much for your help in any way possible.
West Branch food bank will be in operation Wednesday April 1, 2020, beginning at 9 AM. All clients will remain in their vehicles and follow the instructions of those distributing their items. We are blessed in the West Branch Area that we have the means and facilities to continue this community service. The food bank this cycle is for CLIENTS A-M. If you know of people in need direct them to us Please!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT GETHSEMANE WITH YOUR GIFTS AND OFFERINGS, YOU MAY CONTINUE TO DO THAT BY MAILING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHURCH OFFICE TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
GETHSEMANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
ATTENTION JANET TURNER
P O BOX 185
ALLPORT PA 16821
OR YOU MAY CONSIDER THE OPTION OF CONTRIBUTING VIA PAY PAL. IS A VERY SIMPLE OPTION. TALK TO JANET ABOUT THIS. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT THE PAY PAL LINK ON OUR WEBPAGE.
Psalm 102:12-17 (NIV)
12 But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. 13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.
14 For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
Mark 13:1-8 (NIV)
The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times
13 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” 2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; everyone will be thrown down.” 3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?” 5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 6 Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
Mark 13:24-37 (NIV)
24 “But in those days, following that distress, “‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ 26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens. 28 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it[b] is near, right at the door. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
The Day and Hour Unknown
32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert ! You do not know when that time will come.34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he “Watch”!
journey of the cross
Mark 13:1-8, 24-37; Psalm 102:12-17
1. As they come out of the Temple, the conversation goes from appreciating architecture to ___________________ ____________________________________________________.
2. Peter, James, John and Andrew ask, ________________; Jesus answers, ________________________________________.
3. After the suffering of His disciples and God’s elect, the suffering will go _______________________; then the Son of Man will send His angels to gather His people from ____________________________________________________.
4. Jesus answers their ____________ question in 3 ways: