We believe God’s power is love.
God’s purpose is love. God’s presence is love.

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Hey, I’m Pastor Karla!

We are a small, vibrant church serving Serra Mesa, Mission Valley, and all of San Diego, where people from all walks of life worship and are always welcome! If you have a question or a prayer request, please click the chat bubble below or call
1 (858) 883-8038

We believe God’s power is love. God’s purpose is love. God’s presence is love.

Contact Us

Hey, I’m Pastor Karla!

We are a small, vibrant church serving Serra Mesa, Mission Valley, and all of San Diego, where people from all walks of life worship and are always welcome! If you have a question or a prayer request, please click the chat bubble below or call 1 (858) 883-8038

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Sunday Bulletin

Join us for Sunday worship at 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.!

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Events

​​​Weekly Opportunities in Light of COVID-19.

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Daycare and Preschool

Celebrating 35 plus years of quality daycare and preschool in Serra Mesa.

Come experience God’s World with us through liturgy and songs.

Whoever you are. You are welcome here regardless of your race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, social or economic state, physical or mental challenge, and whether you are confident or questioning in your faith.

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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer

We are all learning, deepening, maturing in our faith and our ability to enter into the life of Christ through this and other forms of prayer.
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Please contact Pastor Karla for connection info.
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Text Study

Monday, December 6, 10:30 a.m 
Third Sunday of Advent – December 12, 2021
First Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-20 – Rejoice, the Lord is in your midst
Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-6 – In your midst is the Holy One of Israel. (is. 12:6)
Second Reading: Philippians 4:4-7 – Rejoice, the Lord is near
Gospel: Luke 3:7-18 – One more powerful is coming, baptizing with fire

Gethsemane Lutheran labyrinth

​​​​​​​​​​​A Labyrinth

A labyrinth has been laid in our front lot and is available to the community 24/7. In a rustic setting of natural ground covering, the stones form a pathway which can be used for prayer, meditation, and/or reflection. You are invited to come and walk anytime!

Covid-19 Regulations

In light of the ongoing pandemic and the presence of the Delta variant, we are all wearing masks for the 9:30 service. Other congregations are making different choices, accepting greater levels of risk, but we have opted to take a cautious path throughout. We believe it is our duty and it is also our desire to protect the vulnerable among us and to adapt ourselves to the current times. We all live each day doing the best we can. We are a church that recognizes life is fragile and we are inherently vulnerable. We are always a breath away from our mortality. Please realize we make every effort to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19 during worship, but even being careful cannot remove all risk. Also, we want our non-vaccinated friends to be able to worship with us without being singled out. The 8am service is a much smaller group and there are few responses and no singing, so mask wearing there has been optional. We are asking all who attend the 8am service to have a face covering with you, just in case we have a friend in attendance who is not yet comfortable being out without covering. Thank you.

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Sunday Bulletin

Lutherans emphasize God’s saving grace. God comes to us with salvation.

Salvation is God’s work, not ours. It is a gift. There is nothing we can do to earn it. Salvation is about God’s love for us, not a measure of our love for God.

Church Blogs

A collection of news, articles and blog posts by the Pastor and Staff. We hope you are blessed, encouraged and convicted as you read through these articles and posts.

Blogs
Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Gathering “On Eagle’s Wings” ELW #787

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, who abide in this shadow for life,
say to the Lord: “My refuge,
my rock in whom I trust!”

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Gathering “Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death” ELW #452

Awake, O sleeper, rise from death,
and Christ shall give you light;
so learn his love, its length and breadth, its fullness, depth, and height.

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