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Welcome to Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School!

Here you will find the opportunity to grow and learn more about your Savior, Jesus. Please always feel welcome to join us for worship, Bible class, church events, school events and/or other events anytime!

"I am the vine, you are the branches." John 15:5

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Gethsemane Lutheran Church provides worship and spiritual growth opportunities that build up families and individuals, young and old alike.

"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and light for my path." Psalm 119:105

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Gethsemane Lutheran School offers a well-rounded, private educational opportunity for youth K-8 to enjoy a safe environment and grow academically, spiritually and athletically.

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)

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“This is love: not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sin.” – 1 John 4:10

Our 40 day journey to our Savior’s cross begins on Wednesday, February 10. As we consider Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector we will be reminded why “This Man Went Home Justified.” We gather for worship at 3:30 and again at 7:00.

Who is Jesus? What is grace? Is Baptism important? Why do we eat bread and drink wine? How are we saved? Should I be afraid of Judgment Day? What is Judgment Day? Good questions! You probably have questions of your own. Join us Monday, February 1, at 6:30 as we turn to God’s Word to hear his answers.

Both Pastor Helwig and Pastor Koester will be attending the district’s annual Missionaries’ Conference at Norfolk during the week of January 25. This continuing education event will provide an opportunity for idea sharing with presentations focused on community outreach.

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Lutheran Schools Week for the Nebraska District is scheduled to occur February 22-26. Spirit week events are planned at Gethsemane Lutheran School on February 22-25. “Dress Up Crazy Day” will kick off the week’s activities on Monday, February 22. The first day of the NELHS basketball tournament will conclude the week of fun on Friday, February 26……NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 26. Lots of fun activities planned! Enjoy!

Per Mrs. Brauer, the Junior Choir is scheduled to sing on Sunday morning, January 31, at the beginning of the 8:00am and 10:30am services. Please have your child to church at 7:40am to quickly run through the song prior. We will meet in Miss Hunt’s classroom. Thank you!

The Lutheran Elementary School basketball tournament will be held on February 26 – 27 at the Nebraska Lutheran High School campus. More information to be shared with participating families as the date nears. GO FALCONS!

Congratulations to all of our GLS readers on completing the Principal’s 1,000 book reading challenge! Prizes and fun will be sponsored by Friends of Christian Education (FOCE) during this year’s Spirit Week to honor our readers, and Mr. Pederson will be wrapped up like a mummy, as planned. We will be sure to capture some memorable photos for the school yearbook.

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