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409 East Baldwin Street · Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Interim Pastor Roy Minnix  ·  (908) 852-2156  · gethsemanehtown@gmail.com


Front View of Church
Worship / Holy Communion
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Lenten Cross

Listen to Good Friday 4/19/19 7 p.m.
Tenebrae Service (Pastor Roy Minnix)


(Combined Choirs of Gethsemane Lutheran Church and
First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown)

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EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 21ST - 10:30 AM
WORSHIP/HOLY COMMUNION

Easter Egg Hunt on front lawn after Worship Service
Easter Altar

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March 6, 2019
7 p.m. worship service
(Interim Pastor Roy Minnix)




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Palm Sunday (April 14, 2019) 10:30 a.m. worship service
using Lutheran Service Book Divine Service, Setting Two
(Interim Pastor Roy Minnix)




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Prelude
The Palm Sunday Liturgy recreates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as we wave our palms and make our procession into the church. This joyful mood soon changes to sober contemplation of our Lord's Passion.
Thus, Holy Week begins...


The Procession with Palms

The people gather outside the church doors for about 4:30 on a beautiful, sunny day holding their palms in preparation for the procession!!
Processional Gospel: Mark 11:1-11
Blessing of the Palms
Processional Hymn: Ride On, Ride On in Majesty
Prayer of the Day
Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 32:36-39
Psalm 118:19-29
Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
Hymn of the Day: Jesus, I will Ponder Now (verses 1-3)
The Choir Cantata (at 19:50) Calvary's Mountain
Nicene Creed
The Prayers of the Church
The Sharing of Christ's Peace
The Offering
The Offertory Hymn: We Give Thee But Thine Own (verses 1-2)
The Service of the Sacrament
Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Words of our Lord
Proclamation of Christ
Lord's Prayer
Pax Domini
Agnus Dei: Lamb of God
The Distribution
Distribution Hymns
  Hymn 1) O Christ, You Walked the Road
  Hymn 2) What Is This Bread
The Blessing
The Post-Communion Canticle: Nunc Dimittis
The Post-Communion Collect
The Benediction
The Recessional Hymn: All Glory, Laud, and Honor
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Lenten worship service
(Pastor John Welge)




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Pastor Tim Drawbaugh and wife Chikako
We will welcome
our new Pastor Tim Drawbaugh
and his wife, Chikako
on May 19, 2019!!


OUR SCHEDULE

UPCOMING EVENTS:
4/21 - Easter Sunday Worship/Holy Communion 10:30 a.m.

5/4 - Saturday - Spring Cleanup

5/5 - Last Day of Sunday School - Year-end Celebration Party!

5/19 - Sunday - Installation of Pastor Tim Drawbaugh

6/2 - Sunday - Voters' Assembly Meeting following service

6/22 - Saturday - Special Event Parables of Jesus with Rev. Dr. Tony Steinbronn
WEEKLY EVENTS:
Mon-Fri
9-11:30 a.m.
PreSchool   
Thursday Choir Rehearsal 7 p.m.
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Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Confirmation Class
9:15 a.m.
Worship/Holy Communion 10:30 a.m.
Every Sunday!! We currently support Lutheran Hour Ministries' Lutheran Hour: "Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church."
Tune in on Sundays at 7 p.m. on
WRNJ Radio--AM 1510, FM 92.7 and 104.7

or listen online at
www.wrnjradio.com/streaming
www.lutheranhour.org
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We support the Trinity Methodist Church's
Lord's Pantry


delivery truck

We collect non-perishable goods on the third Sunday of each month and deliver to the Lord's Pantry.

The pantry is located in the "Barn" which is adjacent to their main parking lot and is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (closed Holidays) from 9 a.m. to noon. For further information, please visit:

Trinity Methodist Church for information on the Lord's Pantry

INFORMATION
MINISTRIES and EVENTS

Women's Guild NEWS
Lutheran Women in Mission - "LWML"


We reached our 2017-2019 Mission Grant Goal!!! This funded 22 Mission grants.
Please visit for more information: lwmlnj.org

Spring Zone Rally, Somerset Hills Lutheran Church, Basking Ridge, NJ
April 28th 2-5 p.m.

National Convention - Mobile, AL
"In Praise to the Lord"
June 20-23rd.

Convention Information Donate to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - Disaster Relief

Donate to the National LWML Missions



Chancel and Chime Choir News


The Easter season is upon us!

Our Lenten Cantata was an offering of song on Palm Sunday, April 14.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service will include combined choirs of
Gethsemane Lutheran Church and
First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown

We will praise God with our Easter Sunday anthems and trumpet accompaniment!!


Sunday School News
Our Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. at the church (PreSchool area)

Questions? call/text Sharon Kiefer
(732) 816-9206 or e-mail: itsokay13@yahoo.com

Last Day of Sunday School - Year End Celebration Party is Sunday, May 5th!!

Gethsemane PreSchool
Monday, 4/16 PreSchool 3-year-old Easter Program and Egg Hunt 11 a.m.
Tuesday, 4/17 PreSchool 4-year-old Easter Program and Egg Hunt 11 a.m.
CALL TO REGISTER (9-11 a.m.) for
2019-2020 School Year


Distinctive, Creative, Child-Centered
Christian Program for 3, 4 and 5 year olds

Monday thru Friday
9-11:30 a.m.

Visit Gethsemane Lutheran PreSchool Page
Please contact the Church office at
(908) 852-2156
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March 24, 2019 10:30 a.m. worship service
using Lutheran Service Book Divine Service, Setting Three
(Interim Pastor Roy Minnix)




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Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Processional Hymn: God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Invocation
Confession
Absolution
Kyrie
Prayer of the Day
Catechetical Review: Christian Questions with Their Answers (13-end)
Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-20
Psalm 85
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
The Holy Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
Hymn of the Day: Renew Me, O Eternal Light
Message
Choir Anthem: Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
Apostles' Creed
The Prayers of the Church
The Sharing of Christ's Peace
The Offering
The Offertory Hymn: Praise and Thanksgiving (verse 1)
The Service of the Sacrament
Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Words of our Lord
Proclamation of Christ
Lord's Prayer
Pax Domini
Agnus Dei: Lamb of God
The Distribution
Distribution Hymns
  Hymn 1) Rock of Ages, Cleft for me
  Hymn 2) Great Is Thy Faithfulness
The Blessing
The Post-Communion Canticle: Nunc Dimittis
The Post-Communion Collect
The Benediction
The Recessional Hymn: Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise
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March 31, 2019 10:30 a.m. worship service
using Lutheran Service Book Divine Service, Setting Three
(Interim Pastor Roy Minnix)




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Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Processional Hymn: God Loves Us Dearly
Invocation
Confession
Absolution
Kyrie
Prayer of the Day
Catechetical Review:The Ten Commandments - First, Second, Third
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 12:1-6
Psalm 32
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
The Holy Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Hymn of the Day: Christ, the Life of All the Living (verses 1-4)
Message
Choir Anthem: God So Loved the World
Apostles' Creed
The Prayers of the Church
The Sharing of Christ's Peace
The Offering
Special Mite Collection with the Children
The Offertory Hymn: Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (verse 1)
The Service of the Sacrament
Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Words of our Lord
Proclamation of Christ
Lord's Prayer
Pax Domini
Agnus Dei: Lamb of God
The Distribution
Distribution Hymns
  Hymn 1) What Wondrous Love is This
  Hymn 2) Jesus Sinners Doth Receive
The Blessing
The Post-Communion Canticle: Nunc Dimittis
The Post-Communion Collect
The Benediction
The Recessional Hymn: How Great Thou Art
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April 7, 2019 10:30 a.m. worship service
using Lutheran Service Book Divine Service, Setting Three
(Interim Pastor Roy Minnix)




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Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Processional Hymn: Christ is Our Cornerstone
Invocation
Confession
Absolution
Kyrie
Prayer of the Day
Catechetical Review:The Ten Commandments - Sixth thru Tenth
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126
Epistle: Philippians 3:8-14
The Holy Gospel: Luke 20:9-20
Children's Message (Puppet Show)
Hymn of the Day: The Church's One Foundation
Message
Choir Anthem: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Apostles' Creed
The Prayers of the Church
The Sharing of Christ's Peace
The Offering
Special Mite Collection with the Children
The Offertory Hymn: Joyful, Joyful We Adoire Thee (verse 1)
The Service of the Sacrament
Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Words of our Lord
Proclamation of Christ
Lord's Prayer
Pax Domini
Agnus Dei: Lamb of God
The Distribution
Distribution Hymns
  Hymn 1) Glory Be to Jesus
  Hymn 2) In the Cross of Christ I Glory
The Blessing
The Post-Communion Canticle: Nunc Dimittis
The Post-Communion Collect
The Benediction
The Recessional Hymn: Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
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Lenten worship service
(Pastor John Welge)




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Lenten worship service
(Pastor John Welge)




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STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT: Philippians 3:19 - "Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things." St. Paul does not want us to set our minds on earthly things, for they are pasing away. This is similar to what Jesus says about storing up treasures on earth rather than storing them in heaven. Our heart tends to go where we put our treasure. This is why God commands us to live generously; not to spoil our fun but to help train us in keeping our priorities straight and our minds off earthly things.

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