Why “That Garden Church”?

Gethsemane’s “niche” is more traditional than contemporary, more Scripture-focused than trend focused, more meditative than emotional. Gethsemane was and still is a garden on Mt. Olives, the place where Jesus often withdrew to pray and have time with his Heavenly Father. Gethsemane Lutheran Church itself  is set in a natural setting, a large natural campus, a “garden setting.” It’s just off of Main Street, away from the hustle and bustle. A place for respite like that of Matthew 13:44-46 – a hidden treasure, pearl of great value unexpectedly discovered, but priceless. It’s my hope that members and visitors alike find that value not only in GLC’s setting, but also in the message we proclaim.
– Pastor Timothy Drawbaugh

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” 

+Matthew 13:44-46