​​​Weekly Opportunities in Light of COVID-19

All of the events for the current month can be found on the Calendar page.  Below are some of the events coming up in the next few months that you may want to put on your calendar:


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.

Bible Study: Women of the Bible

Bring your Bible and join us from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Garden Room the 2nd and 4th Saturday’s of the month as we explore the fascinating stories of the Women of the Bible and what they have to teach us today.

San Diego Padres

Please save Sunday, September 26 on your calendar for watching our San Diego Padres play the Atlanta Braves in the last home game of this season and help the food pantry. Please contact the church office for ticket information: church@gethsemanesd.org.


We invite anyone who would like to explore your spiritual health and vitality using this adaptation of AA’s Twelve Steps tomeet on Tuesday nights for an hour and a half, 6:30-8p.m., for twelve weeks, via Zoom, starting on Tuesday, September 21. At the end of the twelve weeks, which will be right before Christmas, those of us who have participated will evaluate the value of what we have done and make some decisions about where to go from there. Please feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested.

September 26, 2021: 18th Sunday after Pentecost – Gospel Sunday

Contemplative Communion in the Chapel at 8:00 a.m.

Classic Communion — in the Chapel and Livestream on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. (Or on Facebook any time after.)

First Reading: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 – Esther’s intercession spares the lives of her people

Psalm: Psalm 124 – We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler. (Ps. 124:7)

Second Reading: James 5:13-20 – Prayer and anointing in the community

Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 – Warnings to those who obstruct faith


Tickets for September 26 to watch our San Diego Padres play the Atlanta Braves in the last home game of this season have been received for Section 218 in Toyota Terrace under the shade. The $49.50 tickets going on sale at $48.00 each cost us $42.00 each, giving us at least $6.00 per ticket for the Serra Mesa Food Pantry. Instead of physical tickets, the Padres are sending tickets on a Ballpark iPhone app which can be sent to you after you indicate on the spreadsheet posted in our narthex where you would like to sit or contact Jerry directly. Since every Sunday is military Sunday, you may want to arrive earlier than the starting time of 1:10 PM for the opening festivities. Parking for $15 is best by entering the Omni Hotel Parking Garage at the 1 st driveway on the left near the end of Sixth Avenue, taking the elevator down to G, and walking across Tony Gwynn Drive to the gate entry. Our Padres are vying for the playoffs again this year.


This plan is coming together! 

Saturday, October 16, 3-5pm in the Courtyard

Menu will include bratwurst and their usual fixings, German potato salad, etc, (and hopefully beer and wine, assuming we can get the permit), sodas and water.


This is our book club. The two congregations are in this together. The next meeting of the book club will be Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The book we’ll be reading is THE NIGHT WATCHMAN by Louise Erdrich.

The Zoom is sponsored by MMACC so the log-in info is different. Please contact Pastor Karla at (858)883-8038 for log-in information

Calendar this Week: 

Join any of our Zoom Meetings with this link:


 You can also join any of our meetings from the Zoom home page by entering our Meeting ID: 825 2261 3866 and the Passcode: Welcome (capital W, the rest of the letters small case) 

To join any of our Zoom meetings by phone, simply dial 1(669)900-9128 

Once on the line at Zoom, when prompted enter the Meeting ID: 825 2261 3866 and then the Passcode: 3213747

Tuesday Spiritual Growth Group: 6:30-8pm on our Zoom link

Bible Study on the Women of the Bible: Saturday, September 25 10:00 a.m. in the Garden Room.

18th Sunday after Pentecost–September 26 – Gospel Sunday

Contemplative Communion Service in the chapel at 8:00 a.m.

Classic Communion Service on Facebook Live and In Person in the chapel at 9:30 a.m.

Text Study Monday, September 27, 10:30 a.m. in the Garden Room and via Zoom.

for Sunday, October 3, 19th Sunday after Pentecost (see scriptures listed above)


Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. now meeting in person at GLC and via Zoom, please contact Pastor Karla for connection info or show up at the chapel to participate.