4706 Arden Way

Carmichael, CA   95608-5802

Office: (916) 483-5047




Grace in the Public Square: Area Ministry Strategies"

 with Pastor Stephen Bouman


 September 10, 2016 

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Members of congregations in the Sierra Pacific Synod interested in expanding ministry in their community are invited to attend a day of renewal with Pastor Stephen Bouman, Executive Director, Domestic Mission Unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.




Dr. Bouman will be sharing his insights , and engaging conversation about, "Grace in the Public Square: Area Ministry Strategies", Saturday, September 10, from 10-3 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1615 Morse Ave at Arden Way, Sacramento. In addition to his work with the ELCA, he previously served as Bishop of the Metro New York Synod during the events on 9-11, 15 years ago. He has written several books including one on those experiences as well as his latest, "The Mission Table: Renewing Congregation and Community".




The event is sponsored by The Small Congregation Study Group , a consortium of 7 congregations in greater Sacramento seeking renewal in their community and congregation which has spent over a year in seeking new ways of being the church together.


 Registration is necessary to attend. A $10 charge will include a box lunch. To make reservations email:


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Welcome to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church. We hope this site will help you learn  about us.  We are a small, progressive faith community, within the Lutheran tradition, dedicated to ministry for and with older adults.  The transition from the world of work and career into the world of retirement is much more than the "shutting down" of a vocation.  These years are not about ending as much as they are about beginnings: new experiences, new challenges, and new opportunities.  Together, through worship, music, education, fellowship, and service we explore this wonderland of possibilities.  "We hope you will join us.  We would love to welcome you to Gethsemane Lutheran Church.



Go to  Ministries to learn more about life at GLC.


Meet Pastor Holmes

Pastor Vernon Holmes 2Our pastor Vernon H. Holmes, was called to Gethsemane Lutheran Church to help us write a new chapter in our history.  He came to Gethsemane in December 2012 after three years of retirement.  Ordained in 1972 he has served congregations in Montana, Washington and California.  Besides parish ministry he served on the staff of the ELCA and the Sierra Pacific Synod as a stewardship specialist for 15 years. 


Pastor Vern has brought with him not only his years of experience but his strong desire for the renewal of the church, his commitment to sound biblical scholarship, and his passion for economic justice rooted in the way of God.  Since coming to Gethsemane, he has challenged us to affirm our nature as a small progressive congregation of older adults committed to living out our faith in the world today.








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