An open, friendly, safe port in our voyage through a tempestuous sea.

We Welcome You Back to Regular In-Person Worship! 

Gethsemane Lutheran Church is reopened for our regular worship services on Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am. and Thursday at 7 pm.  You are welcome to join us in person or online. A recording of the 8 am worship will be posted online Sunday morning.


Please stay home if you do not feel well
Follow instructions of the usher for seating and spacing
We will take attendance
Notify Pastor if you test positive for COVID -19
Sit in an open pew marked by red bow
Wear Mask
Stay 6 ft. apart
Hand sanitizer available
Max capacity is 50 people
Use front door to enter and leave the church

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Sunday Worship

Each Sunday, 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

60 Maple Pl Keyport, NJ 07735

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Online & In-person with limited capacity

9 am Online, 12:00 pm, & 7:00pm In Person


Each Thursday, 7:00 PM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

60 Maple Pl Keyport, NJ 07735

SUNDAY June 28 worship 8 am online Meet and Greet outside (weather permitting) 9:30 to 10:30 am WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER ONLINE WORSHIP AND THE Sunday MEET AND GREET  REOPENING FOR INSIDE WORSHIP: At our last meeting, church council discussed opening. We have not......

Happy Easter to everyone.  This is a time of year that I look forward to seeing many of you that I don’t get to see at other times. It’s usually a busy time for me preparing to celebrate with my family at home and prepping......

  During this time many in our community have been faced with serious health, financial, and professional challenges related to the devastating ripple effect COVID-19 is having on our society.  We are committed to being servants of God and helping our neighbors any way we......

When loved ones are conflicted Daily Devotion – 04/03/20   Scripture of the Day:  Philippians 1:21-30   Daily Reminder:  You are standing…side by side with one mind for faith of the gospel.   Several of my relationship feel oppositional right now, which makes me sad.......

Good Friday   Scripture of the Day:  John 18:1-19:42   Daily Reminder:  When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they stepped back and feel to the ground. (18:6)   In the hours before his death, Jesus knows who he is.  This might seem obvious,......

In the background   Scripture of the Day:  John 12: 1-11   Daily Reminder:  There they gave a dinner for [Jesus].  Martha served…(v. 2)   Mary’s audacious act in this passage gets most of our focus.  She anoints Jesus’ feet with perfume so costly the......

Vigil of Easter   Scripture of the Day:  Romans 6:3-11   Daily Reminder:  “So we too…walk in newness of life.” (v. 4)   When my sons were toddlers, I loved squatting down at their level and taking a little walk hand-in-hand.  We stopped every few......

An Authentic Prayer   Scripture of the Day:  Psalm 31:9-16   Daily Reminder:  Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress. (v. 9)   The psalmist laments in deep sorrow, eyes dried out from crying, body and spirit exhausted.  Neighbors keep their......