4706 Arden Way

Carmichael, CA   95608-5802

Office: (916) 483-5047


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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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