You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.— SAINT PETER, 1 PETER 2:9-10
You will find a lot of information about our community on this site, but I first want you to know that we are a community that is open to all people; we seek to reflect the rich diversity of our city, and strive to be as welcoming as our Savior, Jesus Christ. Regardless of what you look like, how much money you make, how educated you are, whom you love, or what kind of past you have lived, you are welcome here. We gather in all our strengths and weaknesses, our successes and failures, knowing that through God’s nurturing love, all can find acceptance, forgiveness, growth, and transformation. Having experienced God’s forgiveness, healing, and reconciliation, we continue to share God’s grace with everyone.
We are a community that is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ, and we provide as many opportunities as we can to help everyone who spends time with us to grow spiritually, and in loving service to the community and the world. We actively seek to lead lives that draw us into a closer relationship with God.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, which means that all people, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are welcome and encouraged to participate fully in the life of the congregation.
If you have questions or would like some conversation, please call me (603-623-3451) or come by my study at the church.