Welcome to Gethsemane Lutheran Church

A foundation of faith in Carmichael CA. since 1955



4706 Arden Way

Carmichael, CA   95608-5802

Office: (916) 483-5047




     40day journey

The church is in the midst of a flurry of preparations for Holy Week and Easter. Saturday the 8th the brass in sanctuary was polished, liturgies prepared and palms cut and put in place. Easter is the pinnacle of the church year and our community treasures the liturgies of the Three Days (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil).

 If you have never attended an Easter Vigil, perhaps you will join us this year! We will together celebrate Christ's resurrection, a baptism and new life this Easter.

Blessed Lenten spring as we journey to the waters of Easter,
Pastor Jason Bense


Maunday Thursday - April 13, 2017


Worship at LCOR @ 7:00 p.m.

As an addition to the theme of forgiveness. Pastor Jason will be in the sanctuary of Redeemer to offer individual absolution on Maundy Thursday from 5-7pm before MaundyThursday worship;

Good Friday - April 14, 2017

Worship at GLC @ 1:00 p.m.

Pastor Jason will be in?the sanctuary of Gethsemane to offer individual confession and forgiveness from 1-3pm before Good Friday worship.

Easter Vigil - April 15, 2017

Worship at LCOR 7:00 p.m.


LCOR is hosting the Easter Vigil this Saturday, April 15th at 7:00 pm. We are planning to host a reception following the Vigil. We would like to invite you to bring some type of festive finger food for this reception.?


Easter Day - April 16, 2017

Worship at LCOR @ 9:00 a.m.

Worship at GLC @ 11:00 a.m.


Help us spread the joy of the Resurrection. We invite you to bring cut flowers of any kind to place on the Easter Cross on Easter Sunday morning. Bring them with you as you arrive on Sunday morning and place them in the Cross.


LCOR will decorate the chancel for Easter with Spring flowers. If you would like to provide a Spring flowering plant to help beautify the Altar for the Easter Vigil and our Easter Sunday celebration, please be sure to fill out a slip available from the Ushers and place it in the offering plate. Please bring your plant sometime Saturday afternoon.



April 23, 2017

Easter Choir Celebration at GLC @ 3:00 p.m.

Followed by a Bar-b-que

 We will celebrate Easter with a renewal of our baptism, a choral festival and a BBQ with chicken and steak. If you wish to attend, please RSVP with the church office at 916-483-5047 before April 18th.








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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.



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