Entering the Building
Upon arrival, congregants will be able to access the inside of the building through the front
entrance of the church as well as the the side entrance facing parsonage, side entrance facing fellowship hall, and the rear entrance at the sidewalk. As they enter, they will be greeted by hospitality member with a paper full of announcement and a space for sermon notes. At 9:45am all doors except the front entrance are locked.
Masks and Social Distancing
Currently there are no mask mandates in Delaware so have just encouraged everyone attending to do what feels comfortable for you while attending Gethsemane. You are welcome to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated or vaccinated but they are not mandated.
Currently there are no restrictions to our seating and welcome you to choose a seat that makes you feel comfortable.
The worship service will be around 90 minutes and include 4-5 songs, scripture reading,
sermon, children’s message, and prayer requests. The congregation will be encouraged worship by standing and singing if comfortable doing so.
Exiting the Building
After the service has concluded, the congregation is able to exit through any of the doors, including the front door in the sanctuary.
*Masks are not required for those vaccinated and only encouraged for those that are unvaccinated when inside of the building. Be sure that your mask is covering your mouth and nose completely if you choose to wear one.
*There will be no Nursery at this time.
*There is children's church for students that are in pre-school (potty trained) through 5th grade.
*If you are feeling sick, have a cough, a fever, or are still uneasy about joining in person,
please stay home and join us online for a livestream of the service.
*There will be hand sanitizer stations at the entrance to the sanctuary.
On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Ultimately, we gather under the invitation of God, we hear the scripture read and proclaimed, we respond to this word, and are sent forth into the world to live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ!
We hope you find the service to be meaningful and relevant to your daily life.
What should I wear to the service so I don't feel out of place?
Our congregation is very diverse when it comes to clothing attire. You will see some dressed business casual, while others will wear shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt. If you'd like to dress up or dress more casual, you will not be out of place.
How long is your worship service?
You can expect our 9:30 a.m. service to be completed between 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on average. Sometimes we have special additions to the service that may cause the service go a little longer.
Do you celebrate Holy Communion?
Yes, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month. The pastor will walk us through the process of preparing for communion at the conclusion of the sermon. We have an open table, so all are welcome to come to the table and receive the grace of God whether you are a member of our church or not. We also have gluten free options during for Communion for those who need it.