Bringing Christ and His cross to found and lost souls in the Quad Cities.
Christ has died and risen for us. His death on the cross of Calvary took away the sin of the world and that salvation is delivered to all the sinners of the world through the Gospel that delivered into our ears and mouths through washing, speaking, and eating. We come together as congregations to receive this Gospel for all every Sunday.
RECEIVING THE LORD'S GIFTS ON THE LORD'S DAY
Every Sunday we gather to receive Jesus' forgiveness through hearing the preaching of Christ crucified, remembering our Holy Baptisms, and for those of our communion, receiving the Lord's Supper. This is the Divine Service because we are guests in God's house and He serves us with forgiveness through His Son; we respond as living sacrifices, offering our thanks and praise on Sunday and throughout the week.
SUNDAY SERVICE AT 8 AM
For many years we gathered for Divine Service at 9 am. But starting in April 2018 our service time moved to 8 am. This shift happened to allow our Pastor to temporarily serve our sister congregation in Moline. Saint Paul's Lutheran Church gathers for Divine Service at 10:30 am. All are most welcome at either service!
Gethsemane was the garden where Jesus Christ prayed during His years of service on earth and also notably where He prayed just before He was betrayed by Judas and deserted by His other disciples. We remember Jesus' prayers and promises for us that He prayed for us and use the name of His place of prayer for our place of prayer (Matthew 26).
UAC refers to the Unaltered Augsburg Confession. This statement of faith was presented to the world in 1530; confessional Lutherans still confess the UAC, the Small and Large Catechism, and the other confessions of the Book of Concord without reservation because it is the the correction exposition and summary of the true Christian faith. We say UAC 1966 because this is when Gethsemane was founded and pledged herself to the Lutheran Confessions.