Christmas Altar

Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 24th at 7 p.m.

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

Worship / Holy Communion
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT: Mark 10:6 - "But from the beginning of creation ..." In recent years, our country, along with most all the (formerly) Christian nations of Europe, has lost its way when it comes to marriage. We have ignored the fact that it is God who created us. We always go off the tracks when we forget that He made us and that everything good in this world comes from His hand. In big things and in small things, in the life of a nation or the life of an individual, things go dreadfully wrong when we ignore the Creator's instructions for life.

Gethsemane Preschool
CALL TO REGISTER (9-11 a.m.) for
2018-2019 School Year

Distinctive, Creative, Child-Centered
Christian Program for 3, 4 and 5 year olds
Friday, September 7th - Preschool "PREVIEW" Day
Monday, September 10th - PRESCHOOL 1ST DAY!!!
Monday thru Friday
9-11:30 a.m.

Visit Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool Page
Please contact the Church office at
(908) 852-2156 or Director Sue Galloway at
(908)852-2285 for more information.


1st Sunday of the month is the monthly LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) Sunday! Bring your loose change and mite box and learn about the latest grant we're funding!

3rd Sunday of the month is "Lord's Pantry" Sunday where we have a special collection of food items!

9-11:30 a.m.
PreSchool It's not to late to enroll for upcoming 2018-2019 school year!
Tuesday Grade 8 Confirmation Class (Call for information)
Wednesday Grade 7 Confirmation Class (Call for information) .
Thursdays 7 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
Sunday School
9:15 a.m.
Worship/Holy Communion
10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study (801 East Baldwin St., Hackettstown, NJ)
Sundays at 7 p.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
Lutheran Hour Ministries Logo

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


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

Our Christmas bake sale raised over $1,100 for our mission work! We most recently contributed $500 to LCMS disaster relief: $100 toward Hurricane Florence, $100 toward Hurricane Michael and $300 toward the California Fires.
Give to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - Disaster Relief

Chancel and Chime Choir News

Our Christmas Cantata was held on December 16, 2018 during 10:30 a.m. worship and featured our Chancel Choir and Sunday School children with narration that told the "good news."

It is inspired by American folk song, bluegrass, gospel, hymn and traditional musical styles. The cantata takes the listener on the Christmas journey from prophecy to proclamation. RHAPSODY IN BLUEGRASS is a celebration of pure Christmas joy.

Listen!! Christmas Cantata

7th Annual "Community" Hymnfest was held on November 25th 2018

We thank God for blessing us with a wonderful, joyous event - an evening of song, fellowship and refreshments!

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Please enjoy the recording by clicking the bar below. The index is still a work in progress!

Note: This is un-edited, non-professional audio recording.
November 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Hymnfest begins at 10:00 and ends at 1:35:00
11:40 Prelude (Church of the Assumption)
17:45 Prelude continues with Violin (Church of the Assumption)
24:00 Welcome and Prayer - Pastor Roy Minnix, Gethsemane Lutheran Church 30:00 Welcome and Gethsemane Lutheran Church Chancel Choir - Laura Petri, Director
38:45 Saint Margaret's Chime Choir - Pam Laura, Director
48:00 First Presbyterian Church Senior Choir - Lorinda Ravo, Director
56:00 First Presbyterian Church Chime Choir - Lorinda Ravo, Director
1:05:50 Church of the Assumption - Marcin Pekala, Director
1:13:00 Tri County Chorale - Reverend Jeanette Hile, Director
1:25:00 Trinity United Methodist Church Choir - MaryRose Kummerfeldt, Director
1:35:00 Brick Church Ringers - Jill Fedon, Director
1:42:00 Benediction Peter Lutkin

Hymn Fest

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
Lector Schedule
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Last updated by Jacob Thompson 11:30 a.m. EST 29Nov2018

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