• Category Archives This Week @ GLC
  • Camp Lutherwood

    Camp Lutherwood Lodge Update; copied from the Friends of Lutherwood Email.

    Your gift to help Recover, Restore, and Revitalize Camp Lutherwood Oregon will be matched up to $100,000!!

    Hopefully you have heard by now that on the evening of Friday, April 12th the Lodge at Camp Lutherwood Oregon burned to the ground. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire. We are so grateful for the quick response of emergency personnel and our neighbors.

    Later this year we intended to share with you our expansion plans for Camp Lutherwood Oregon. These plans included the addition of a retreat center to be built adjacent to the Lodge. We are now working with our architects to redesign a new Lodge and retreat center.

    At the same time, in the next few weeks, we will begin to construct a temporary space that will allow us to operate over the next year with limited interruptions to our guests and programs. This solution will provide both meeting and dining space as well as a mobile kitchen. It will be constructed on the site of a planned future pavilion. 

    With your support, we are confident that we will be operational in just a few weeks!

    A generous donor has offered to match every gift made in the next 30 days up to $100,000 to help us recover from this fire and restore operations. Any gift you send right now will make a difference and help us meet this matching challenge.

    Though our insurance should cover a great deal of the cost of the loss of the building, the process will take some time. To restore operations as quickly as possible, we need your help!

    We have lost everything needed for our programs and guest groups from mops, toilet brushes, costumes and sporting equipment to the entire commercial kitchen. We do not want to experience an interruption of income from the cancellation of groups scheduled over the next few weeks. Your support will help us move forward quickly.

    Click HERE to donate to Camp Lutherwood directly.

    As always; you are able to turn monies in to the Church office to be directed to Lutherwood if they are marked ‘for Lutherwood’.


  • Easter Sunday Services

    Easter Sunday services at Gethsemane Lutheran will be at 8 and 10:30 as always.

    Between services we host an Easter breakfast in Community Hall. All are welcome to join us for breakfast usually consisting of eggs, pancakes, sausage and fresh fruit. Breakfast is free with a free will offering basket as you enter the dining hall area.

    Also between services we have our annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 10 and under! If your little one would like to participate we usually start lining kids up at 9:40am in the hallway by the nursery. If you aren’t sure where this is, and can’t find signs please don’t hesitate to ask someone! We don’t want anyone to miss out, however our Easter Bunny always keeps a stash of eggs just in case!!!

    ***No Sunday School on Easter Sunday***


  • VBS Planning is Underway!

    Thinking about Vacation Bible School for this summer? So are we! This year, VBS will be July 17-21. We’re looking forward to this summer and planning is underway. Please contact Brandee Leibrand at brandee@glcportland.org if you are interested in Volunteering this summer. Registration information will be available beginning April 1st. We look forward to having you join us this year!

    Here are some pictures from last year’s fun!