The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, February 14th with the Christian faithful receiving ashes and meditating at the Gethsemane altar 7-8am, 11:30am to noon and 5:30-7pm. Time of Reflection, Meditation, Preparation for Lenten journey – 12 noon and 7p.m.
Gethsemane Lutheran members and members of the surrounding community come together to enjoy all the ministries at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.
Following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy, everyone is invited to the Ministry Fair/Fiesta:
- Valley Women’s Co-op
- Fair Trade holiday shopping
- Live mariachi music
- Raffle items
- Children’s games
Please come and share in this time celebrating ministries of the congregation and renewing commitment to 2018 ministry. Everyone is needed! Everyone has talents, time and treasure for ministry.
Reserve the date: Nov. 12
The annual Gethsemane Lutheran Vacation Bible School June 19-23, 8:45 a.m.-12 noon.
Theme: A Mighty Fortress: Truth Be Told.
Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry students and staff will participate. Plan to enroll by June 14th. Adults are invited to volunteer, even if you can only assist one day. Help in the craft area, music, prepare and serve snacks, the storytelling room, games, or being a guide to lead the children from one area to another. Please note on the registration form which days you can assist and in which activity you would prefer to help.
This is an opportunity to make new friends and make a difference in the lives of children.
Gethsemane members Khem & Pim Saythongkham await the arrival of the University of Texas-Austin students, their advisor David Powell and Pastor Susan & Lee Schnelle.
The water filtration system has been paid for by Gethsemane members with installation to begin upon the arrival of the students.
Khem took with him financial gifts to enable the completion of the the church building named “Blessing Church.” This is the 7th ministry started by Gethsemane congregation.
Thanks Gethsemane Lutheran for your prayers, words of encouragement, financial support for cooperative ministry with UT-Austin Projects with Underserved Communities.
Third Annual Gabriel Loire Art Exhibit
began Friday, April 21st
closing reception Saturday, May 20th 3-5 p.m
at Gethsemane Lutheran Church
In 2015, the Lutheran Visual Arts Council of Central Texas hosted their first Abundant Life Art Exhibit. Gethsemane Lutheran is hosting the Third Annual Abundant Life Art Exhibit which began Friday April 21st, the birth date of the late Gabriel Loire, artist/creator of the Gethsemane Lutheran Stained Glass Windows.
Gethsemane artists, artists from the Austin community and GLCM children include pieces from Clare William Andrus, Pehr Smith, Jeanell Buida Bolton, Lee Bolton, Erin Rosales, John Berry, Pam Bornemann Atkins, Gary Bever, Caroline Maclay Beyer (late & beloved), Ben Beyer, Virginia Springer Marek and Kileen ‘Kay’ Menem Freitag (late & beloved). The 2017 exhibit is dedicated in memory of Reformation artist Lucas Cranach 1553. Special thanks to Clare Andrus, Pehr Smith, Angelica Ludquist, Tracy Williams and John Berry for coordinating this exhibition in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of Lutheran Reormation.
Gethsemane members are invited to visit the exhibit in the Steffans Parlor. Plans are for a closing reception Sunday, May 20th 3-5 p.m. when the artists discuss their work.
|PALM/PASSION SUNDAY, APRIL 9
BLESSING OF THE QUILTS
|Eucharist, presentation of crosses|
|9:00 a.m.||Youth Dinner Theatre Rehearsal (MR)|
|9:30 a.m.||Sunday Church School for all ages|
|9:30 a.m.||Seder Meal for confirmands & families|
|10:30 a.m.||Eucharist, presentation of crosses|
|12 noon||First Communion instruction|
|MONDAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 10-13|
|12 noon & 7 p.m.||Reading of Passion Narrative, Holy Communion|
|MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 13|
|7:00 p.m.||Eucharist, foot washing, First Communion|
|7:00 p.m.||Maundy Thursday Eucharist, First Communion, Foot Washing|
|GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 14|
|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, HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 15|