Daily Discipleship

Each Thursday, members of the congregation are invited to gather at church at 9:30 AM to study the current Sunday morning's gospel reading. The group is open to anyone who wants to attend, and is group led. The purpose of the study group is to encourage us, through study, prayer, and fellowship, wherever we are in our faith journey, to follow Jesus daily.

Men's Bible Study

The men of Gethsemane Lutheran Church gather every Friday at 5:30AM in the church library, where they study the current Sunday morning Gospel reading, while enjoying coffee and (occasionally) a roll and the fellowship of other men.

Youth Sunday School

Our seventh, eighth, and ninth-grade students meet at 9:00AM on Sunday in the youth room to explore God's love and light in their lives. They use Bible study materials from Daily Discipleship and Faith Lens. The group is led by one of our Sunday school teachers.

Children's Sunday School

Our students of preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age participate in our Sunday School to Go (SS2GO). The youth do three weeks of Sunday School at home and join us on the fourth Sunday of the month for games, snacks, and crafts followed by a children's sermon during worship. 

Confirmation Class

SAM Minister, Mavis Buker and her husband, David, lead seventh, eighth, and ninth-grade who are preparing for Confirmation. They meet once a month on Sunday evenings during the school year. Throughout the three years of study, students study the entire Bible, as well as Luther's Small Catechism, and they participate in a variety of service opportunities. Students publicly affirm their faith on Reformation Sunday in the fall of their 10th-grade year.

Christian education is important to Lutherans, everywhere. Gethsemane Lutheran Church offers many education opportunities for members of all ages - from preschool to adult. These study opportunities help us to grow in our relationship with God, ourselves, and with others in our lives. Our Faith Formation Team's Sunday School teachers lead these groups, with the exception of Confirmation study. Our SAM Minister, Mavis Buker, teaches that group of students who are preparing for confirmation.


Train children in the right way,
 and when old, they will not stray.