Rev. Erik Karl Joseph Gronberg, a son of Gethsemane Lutheran, Austin will be installed as Bishop of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Saturday, 10 a.m. September 17, 2016.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will preach and preside.
The installation is hosted by First Presbyterian Church 1000 Penn St., Fort Worth, Texas.
Pastor Gronberg was baptized at Gethsemane by the beloved late Gethsemane pastor the Rev. Willis Erickson. He affirmed his baptism in the Rite of Confirmation and was ordained into the Word and Sacrament ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at Gethsemane Lutheran. Erik is a graduate of Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry, (Good Beginnings Never End); AISD schools: Maplewood Elementary, Keeling Middle School, Reagan High; Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts; Luther Seminary St. Paul, Minnesota. Erik is a Ph.D candidate at Dallas Baptist University. He has served Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and Trinity Lutheran Ft. Worth, Texas.
Gethsemane congregants may contact Pastor Karl or Sharon Gronberg for installation information.
Thank you Gethsemane Lutheran for giving witness to the heritage and faith of the church community, to Erik and all called to serve the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.