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

Doors and events may be closed but God is still with us and God’s work continues.

Due to COVID 19 and its quick moving spread across our communities, all in-person events at the Church are postponed until further notice. Once state and local health officials deem it safe for in-person meetings, we will resume our normally scheduled activities.

For the foreseeable future, we will be hosting our Sunday 10:30 am service on the Church website HERE.   Tune in to stay up to date and connect with others from our community in this time of need.

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Each Sunday, 10:30 AM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Church Website

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Facebook & YouTube

Hosted by Regine Tollefsen

Hosted Virtually Until Further Notice

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April 10, 12:00 & 7:00 PM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Online Service Only

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Easter Vigil – Canceled

Saturday, April 11, 07:00 PM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

60 Maple Place, Keyport, New Jersey, 07735

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Each Thursday, 7:00 PM

Postponed

Until Further Notice

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Sunday, April 5

Online Service, 10:30 AM

Church Website

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Easter Egg Hunt – Canceled

Saturday, April 11, 01:00 PM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

60 Maple Place, Keyport, New Jersey, 07735

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Sunday, April 12, 10:30 AM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Online Service Only

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......

Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday   Scripture of the Day:  Matthew 27:11-54   Daily Reminder:  They shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!” (v. 23)   Each year I am saddened by how the loudest voices at Jesus’ trial have the final say.  In......