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Gethsemane member Tony Venza is a leader with the Drive A Senior– North Central. Gethsemane Lutheran is a charter member of this ministry with the goal of helping senior adults to stay in their homes by providing needed transportation. Due to recent federal government delays in funding senior citizen transportation services such as Drive A Senior, Gethsemane Lutheran was asked to provide “extra” financial support. Through the Carl & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation a gift was given to enable this vital ministry to meet their staff obligations. Tony,  the staff of Drive a Senior and the people they serve express their thanks. Gethsemane Lutheran will host this year the annual Fundraiser, Saturday, September 22nd.



In memory of Dr. Carl Candoli, who tirelessly worked to show his belief that

“every child can learn,” Gethsemane congregants are invited to assist in donating

“Back to School” supplies for our neighborhood school, T.A. Brown Elementary whose motto is “The best little school in town, where every child is college bound!”

Each week during the month of July, the “Christmas in July Giving Tree” will be in the narthex and will have tree tags which lists what exact school supplies are needed for the upcoming school year.

Please remove a tag and choose what you would like to donate on the list or, if you prefer, you may make a monetary contribution which will go to T.A. Brown Elementary.

Note: Please make out all checks to Gethsemane Lutheran Church. On the check memo line, please put For TA Brown Elementary.

The deadline for all contributions is Sunday, August 5, 2018.  An educational donation for the children of T.A. Brown Elementary will not only be appreciated, but will also be a special memorial to honor this amazing educator, Dr. Carl Candoli!

Thank YOU for your donation & Merry Christmas in July!!!!


JULY 28-AUGUST 11, 2018

Gethsemane members and friends Elizabeth Kite, Mackenzie Kite, Madison Kite, Dar Joy Krenek Mark McConaughy, Marsha McConaughy, Mary Lou Newman, Julie Rowe, Lee Schnelle and Pastor Susie Schnelle travel  July 28-August 11 to  Monteverde and Heredia, Costa Rica where they will participate in Spanish classes and immerse themselves in the culture of Costa Rica.  In preparation for this experience they have taken Spanish classes at Gethsemane with Jose Moreira and Navy Browning.  Gethsemane has a long history of outreach to people in our community whose primary language is Spanish. This opportunity will  benefit Gethsemane ministry by closing the language barrier.

Cloud Forest Hike
Café Monteverde Coffee Tour
Life Monte Verde Volunteership
Sky Trek (hanging bridges or
canopy zip-line)

La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Worship at the Lutheran church in San Jose
Heredia walking tour
Volunteership with the Lutheran church in San Jose
Tarcoles River nature tour
Farewell lunch

Cap 10k Worship/Run

Sunday, April 8th. Cap10K is Texas’ largest 10K and fifth largest 10K in the nation with more than 20,000 local, national and international runners, joggers and walkers expected to participate.  This year, the race will benefit Austin Parks Foundation. For more information visit, The late Paul Lundgren and Pastor Karl Gronberg, began this liturgy of scripture, prayer, blessing prior to the walk/run over thirty years ago. People of all faith communities are invited. The service is held in a parking lot at Riverside & Congress. Gethsemane members Art LaValle and Pat Smith have participated in all of the CAP 10K   runs. Wear your sneakers/running clothes- “live the tradition.”


18th Annual Golf Tournament

Join us and GLCM for their 18th Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 29th. We will need your help in making this tournament a success. We need players of any skill level, hole sponsors and prizes. You can sign up as a team or individual. It is the largest GLCM fundraiser and has always been lots of fun! Sponsorships are available! Please contact Angelica Lundquist at 512-339-6335 or for sponsorships and more information.


Holy Week and Easter Services


Palm/Passion Sunday, March 25

Blessing of the Quilts

8:15 a.m.    Eucharist, presentation of crosses

9:30 a.m.    Sunday Church School for all ages

9:30 a.m.    Seder Meal for confirmands & families/First Communion instruction

10:30 a.m.   Eucharist, presentation of crosses

Monday–Thursday, March 26-29

12 noon & 7 p.m. Reading of Passion Narrative,  Holy Communion

Maundy Thursday, March 29

7:00 p.m. Eucharist, foot washing, First Communion

Good Friday, March 30

10:00 a.m. Eucharist/ Stripping of Altar

11:00 a.m. Procession of the Cross

12 noon-12 midnight — Prayer Vigil

7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service of Darkness

Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31

Easter Sunday, April 1

7:30 a.m.   Easter Son-Rise worship Narthex/Garden

7:30-10 a.m.  Easter breakfast (Multi-Purpose Rm)

8:15 a.m.   Easter Resurrection Celebration/Holy Communion

9:30 a.m.   Easter Songfest, Flowering of Cross

10:30 a.m.  Festive Easter Resurrection Celebration

12 noon    Easter Holy Communion at the Altar