How is Gethsemane responding in the face of the global pandemic, COVID-19?

Update as of May 18, 2021:

We are very excited to announce the following changes to worship starting this Sunday, May 23rd.

  1. Reservations will no longer be required to attend services.

  2. You may select your own seat.

  3. You will be responsible for picking up your own bulletin and individual Communion set before entering the Sanctuary.

  4. You are encouraged to sing all the hymns and responses as noted in the bulletin.


To protect everyone who chooses to worship in-person, the following safety measures will remain in place:

  1. Masks must be worn at all times in the building.  This includes while singing.  * The Assisting Minister and Pastor may remove their mask while speaking from the front of the sanctuary.  **Choir members located inside the choir “cages” may remove their masks while singing.

  2. You will place your offerings and attendance forms in the offering plates located in the Narthex outside of the Sanctuary following the service.

  3. You are responsible for the disposal of your used Communion sets in the trash cans provided in the Narthex.

  4. You are asked to depart from the building as quickly as possible.

  5. Fellowship will continue outside in the parking area and lawn – but masks may be taken off once outside of the building.

  6. You are strongly encouraged to pre-order your donuts because they have to be individually wrapped prior to delivery.  This can be done by contacting the church office by the close of business each Thursday or by indicating your choice on the attendance form each Sunday.

Your current donut choices are:

Cinnamon Twist

Marble-Iced Cake

Sugar Jelly-Filled

Vanilla-Iced Yeast Ring

We hope to expand these options once the need to individually wrap the donuts no longer exists.  Due to the current temperatures, plain chocolate icing is not available.

  1. Seating for Fellowship is not provided.  You are asked to supply your own chair if required.


We would like to thank the reopening team for their continued efforts in maintaining a healthy environment. If you have any questions regarding any of the changes mentioned above, please do not hesitate to contact the church office.

Have a great afternoon.  We hope to see you soon.


 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change...

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge."
~Psalm 46:1-2, 7



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