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GSS Lutheran is a shared ministry of
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
On Sunday, January 21st six youth from Gethsemane and St. Stephen’s affirmed their baptism at the joint worship service at St. Stephen’s.
On Sunday, December 17th, Gethsemane’s Sunday School children presented their Christmas Program during the church service. Click here to view photo gallery
On Sunday morning, December 17, the St. Stephen’s Sunday School children presented their Christmas Program during the church service, in lieu of the sermon. Click here to view photo gallery
On December 9th at 10 AM, 16 volunteers worked at St. Stephen’s Church getting ready for Christmas and the New Year. Two trees were put up and trimmed, other decorating was done, and the 2018 VOLUNTEERS list was compiled. A lunch followed. Click here to view photo gallery
On Saturday, November 4th, the St. Stephen’s Women of the ELCA had their annual cookie sale. Cookies and candy are prepared and donated by the congregations’s members and packaged the day before for Stephenson’s Fall Festival. Click here to view photo gallery
The blessing of the quilts and school kits occurred at Gethsemane on October 8th. Seven women of Gethsemane worked on these all year, along with help from other members for supplies, boxes for shipping, etc. 62 quilts and 35 school kits were made and shipped in 26 boxes for Lutheran World Relief. Click here to view photo gallery
On Sunday, September 17, the Gospel Music of the Clarksons Band was enjoyed at St. Stephen’s Church as part of the 10:00 AM service. Participating churches were United Methodist, Gethsemane Lutheran, and St. Stephen’s Lutheran. Following the worship service and music, was a pot luck meal. Click here to view photo gallery
DONATIONS NEEDED!! Once again we are asking for donations to help stock the Food Pantry. With the upcoming colder months ahead of us we are in need of help in stocking a good supply. Major items needed are cooking oil, mayo, any canned meats, juices, large cans of soup, large spaghetti sauce, etc. The first Saturday of this month, we had 15 families. Total output was 36 large bags of groceries. Depletes our stock on hand in a hurry. Donations have been slim to none during the last 4 months. If you are lucky to have a surplus of garden vegetables or apples, it would be wonderful to offer fresh products. PLEASE, think with your heart. No little kid should go hungry.
On August 6, after the 10:30 AM service, there was a celebration of mortgage burning, including a pot luck dinner and program. It was a joyful event as St. Stephen’s Church look at its past, present and future.. Click here to view photo gallery
Sunday, July 30th Gethsemane and St. Stephen’s had a joint worship service and parish picnic at Mellen Township Park in Wallace. The service was a polka service with Pastor Gene playing the accordion, Darrell Havelka and Nick Diehm on the Stump Fiddle. Click here to view photo gallery
On Sunday, July 16th, St. Stephen’s Church had ” Christmas in July” at the church service. It featured Christmas Scripture readings and singing Christmas carols. It was well attended by 63 people, and Pr. Cori Johnson’s last day with us. Click here to view photo gallery
On Saturday, July 15th, at 5:00 PM, a Going-Away Party/Potluck Dinner was held at St. Stephen’s Church in honor of Pr. Cori Johnson and her husband Todd. Her last day at St. Stephen’s and Gethsemane Churches is July 16th. It was well attended with 89 people. We will miss them, and ask God’s Blessings on them. Click here to view photo gallery
Food Pantry Sunday- Last Sunday of Each Month – Please bring your items to the worship service and place them in the “Golden Basket”. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make the check payable to the church you are attending and place it in envelope and mark it “Food Pantry” and place it in the offering plate.