News and General Interest
1st Annual Gethsemane Golf Tournament
Join us for an exciting day of golfing with our Gethsemane family and friends! This event will be held on Sunday, July 28th at 2PM at Goodrich Golf Course. Tickets are $100.00 per person- for the golf package, cart, and dinner. We will also have tickets that are dinner only for $40.00.

Purchase your tickets before June 30th. Ticket prices will go up on July 1st to $125.00 for the golf package and $50.00 for dinner only.

Checks can be made out to Gethsemane or cash can be dropped off to the office or in the locked boxes in the church (Please make a note on envelope or check labeled golf along with your name)
Men's Conference
Saturday, May 25th from 9AM-Noon at Urban Ventures 2924 4th Ave S Minneapolis MN
Matching Scholarship
We have raised $9,736 towards our $10,000 matching scholarship goal. With only $264 to go we are looking for a few more people to help us reach our goal.

Holy Spirit & Hops
Join us for a bible study in an informal setting! Drop in, no need to register.... ages 21-101. For more information please contact Lay Leader Natalie Bump at or Vicar Becky Sliva at
Gethsemane Choir
Choir Practice!

Gethsemane's Choir will practice (for Pentecost) on:
Sunday, May 26
Sunday, June 2

All practices are at 9:45 AM in the choir room. Everyone is invited to sing with the choir. We will be singing on June 9 for the Pentecost service.
Join us for VBS 2019!
June 17-21 VBS, 9-12, $25, Ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade. 6th grade and up can work as Junior Counselors. Looking for donations and volunteers to help.

We are looking for the following donations:

  • fruit loops, pretzels, trail mix, applesauce, gold fish.
(150 servings)

  • Napkins, paper cups, coffee filters.
(500 each)

Supplies can be brought to Vicar Becky's office or the Church/School office.

If you are interested in volunteering with us at VBS please contact Vicar Becky at

We will be having a training on June 2 from 11:15-Noon.
Summer Camp
Spots are filling up fast, register today to reserve
 your student/s spots!
Week 1: Sports Spectacular (June 10-14)
Campers will compete and work together to build leadership and cooperation skills through playing games like soccer, basketball, whiffle ball, yard games and more!

Week 2: VBS (June 17-21) *Special Pricing this week!*
ROAR! into this week as we stampede through fun activities and celebrate life and all that God has to offer!

Week 3: Artistic Creations! (June 24-28)
From canvas paintings, crayon art and more kids will bring out their inner artist! Be ready to learn about different disciplines and using your imagination to create works of art!

Week 4: Party in the USA (July 1st-3rd)***
Join us to celebrate the good ol’ USA with music, patriotic themed crafts, games, and friends!

Week 5: Health & Safety Week (July 8-12)
Campers will learn about themselves through healthy living and ways to stay safe. Visits from our local police officers, firefighters, dentists and more, children will be able to take action towards making great choices and having fun!

Week 6: World Travelers (July 15-19)
Kids will discover the world around us by ‘traveling’ to different countries and learning about various cultures through crafts, games, and food tasting!

Week 7: Under the Sea (July 22-26)
Come enjoy the wonders of water through crafts and many water games! Be ready to splish-splash all week long!

Week 8: Junior Chef (July 29-August 2)
Learn how to be your very own cook! Kids will explore the wonders of the kitchen through making different foods and creating their own cookbook!

Week 9: Mad Scientist (August 5-9)
Be prepared to create different science experiments and bring out your inner scientist, engineer, and mathematician! Kids will make their own explosions, volcanoes, slime and plenty more!

Week 10: Minnesota Adventures(August 12-16)
Come explore the great outdoors and learn about our great state- Minnesota! Kids will participate in various activities that will get them moving around and enjoying what Minnesota has to offer!
New Tumblers
We have NEW Gethsemane Hot/Cold Tumblers available for sale in the office.
These are $10.00 each.
Wisconsin Dells Season Opener 2019
 If you plan to go to the Wisconsin Dells between May 24 and July 2nd, 2019, please let Kristin Skrien know as she was given Coupon Books that have discounts and FREE OFFERS for attractions, dining, lodging, camping, services, and shopping. See the attached flier for more details. These FREE books were given to her from a Guest at Loaves and Fishes and KS95 radio station. Please contact Kristin at 612-247-3946 (call or text), or  if you would like some. 

Wednesday Fellowship and Bible Study
Come for some food & fellowship, coffee &
conversation! All are welcome—come when you can, leave when you have to. Bible study starts at 10:30 AM

Looking for ways to volunteer: We have many new and fun opportunities for volunteers to help here at Gethsemane!
·  Usher
·  Greeter
·  Offering Counter
·  Sunday Morning Hospitality
·  Communion Server
. Church and School Volunteering
We have so many amazing ways for you to share your talents with us!
If you are interested in any of the above—please contact Molly Templin at Thank you!
Food Shelf
We accept all food for the Christian Cupboard Food Shelf, housed at Guardian Angels Church, Woodbury. Donations can be placed in the brown box located in the coat closet. They are VERY THANKFUL for any
and all donations!

Please make sure to check the expiration dates before you donate .

Specific Needs Right Now:
Ground Coffee (small sized container)
Tea bags, plain and flavored
Laundry products
Household cleaning products
Personal care products

Baby products:
Formula & Food (Long expiration dates)
Pull ups (any size)
Diapers, especially size 5 and 6
Baby wipes, shampoo, lotion, etc...
Location: Guardian Angels Church, Woodbury
Loaves and Fishes
A free meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 pm the first and third Thursday of every month. We welcome you to be our guest for an evening meal and fellowship! 
All are welcome!
PRAYER CONCERNS - can be communicated to the Prayer Team by using a prayer card in the pew rack near you leaving it in the offering plate later during worship, or in the office as you leave. Or later in the week give the office a call at 651-739-7540. All prayer concerns are held in confidence unless requested. If you or someone you know would like Holy Communion brought to your home or the hospital please call
651-739-7540 or email
ELECTRONIC PAYMENT- is available at Gethsemane! Our ministry together at Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School is supported by givers like you! Use the giving kiosk in the back of the sanctuary or go online to: and click on “Donation” to make an electronic payment. Thank you!
Youth and Family Ministry
Young Adult Hangout
Open for young adults 9th grade and up!
6:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
Email Becky Sliva,  for more information.
Faith Formation Registration!
Sign-up your child for the nursery, Sunday School, and Confirmation!
Registration forms are on our website!  
Children, Youth and Family Ministry New App!
Would you like to get updates and reminders regarding Sunday School, Confirmation, Youth Group and other events at Gethsemane? Sign up by clicking the link below!