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.
DAVENPORT SERVICE AT 8 AM; MOLINE SERVICE AT 10:30 AM
For many years we gathered for service at 9 am. But starting in April 2018 our service time moved to 8 am. This shift happened to allow our Pastor to serve our sister congregation in Moline: St. Paul's Lutheran Church (153 19th Ave Moline) celebrates service at 10:30 am. Please feel free to attend 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 (John 17).
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.