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ESL/SSL Classes

English as a Second Language (ESL) & Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) classes
Ingles como segundo lenguaje y Español como segundo lenguaje clases

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Iglesia Luterana Getsemaní

8 week courses
Cursos de 8 semanas

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm
Jueves 6:30-7:30 pm

CLASSES ARE FREE
CLASES GRATIS

Children’s Programming & Tutoring Available
Programación y tutoría para niños disponibles

Call 512-836-8560 for details.
Llame al 512-836-8560 para más detalles.

Stained Glass Windows

Pastor Karl & Sharon Gronberg and Ron & Gail Tigue  will have dinner this week with  Laura Buchner, an architecture conservator in New York City. Laura was awarded a fellowship enabling her to pursue her interest in the fabrication of the Gabriel Loire windows. She has visited the Loire family in Chartres, France. Annie Loire encouraged Laura to see the Gethsemane windows. In visiting with Pastor Gronberg prior to her visit to Austin,   Laura was given information on the history of the Gethsemane windows and the warm, friendly relationship of the Gethsemane community with the Loire family. Laura will visit with Pastor and Ron, chairman of the expansion of  chancel and clerestory windows,  as well as visiting the Gethsemane sanctuary to view the windows  up close. Those  having served  on the Gethsemane SGW Committees: Bert Magnuson, Chairman, R.H. Dickerson, Frank Allen, C. Curtis Anderson, LeeRoy Johnson, Philip Nelson, George Wendlandt, Pastor M.L. Lundquist-1963 Sanctuary Building Committee; Ron Tigue, Chairman, Frank Allen, Karl Borman, Toni Ericson, Shirley Lundgren, Bert Magnuson, Dean Zellmer, Pastor Karl Gronberg- Chancel Stained Glass Window Committee; Ron Tigue, Chairman, Karl Borman, Dan Lundquist, Ray Marek, Donna Olson, Grace Rehnborg, Dean Zellmer, Pastor Karl Gronberg-Clerestory Stained Glass Window Committee What a blessing the Gethsemane have been to past decades of believers; what a blessing they are to the church community today and what a blessing they will be to future generations.  To God be the Glory!

 

Drive A Senior Fundraiser

Gethsemane member Tony Venza is a leader with the Drive A SeniorNorth 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  their annual Fundraiser, September 22nd, 4 pm. The Coordinating Committee have met with Pastor Karl Gronberg and Tony Venza  to plan the event. They will be using the MPR and kitchen. Gethsemane members are encouraged to “Save the Date” to support this ministry to senior adults.

 

DRIVE A SENIOR MINISTRY

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.

 

2018 CHRISTMAS IN JULY FOR T.A. BROWN ELEMENTARY

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!!!!

COSTA RICA SPANISH IMMERSION TRIP

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.

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

HEREDIA
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, www.cap10k.com. 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 ngelicalundquist@glcmchildcare.org for sponsorships and more information.

 

Holy Week and Easter Services

HOLY WEEK

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