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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


English and Spanish Classes / Clases de Inglés y Español

English as a Second
Language (ESL)
Spanish as a Second Language (SSL)

Thursdays 6:00 pm —7:30 pm

Children’s Programming
& Tutoring Provided

For questions call
Pastor Schnelle 512-836-8560
Navy Browning 512-413-9821
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
200 West Anderson Lane

Ingles como
Segundo lenguaje
Español como
Segundo lenguaje
Jueves 6:00 pm—7:30 pm
Programación y tutoría
para niños son proveído

¿Cualquier Preguntas? Habla con
Pastor Schnelle 512-836-8560
Navy Browning 512-413-9821

Iglesia Luterana Getsemaní
200 West Anderson Lane

Costa Rica Spanish and Cultural Immersion Trip

JULY 29-AUGUST 11, 2018

One week of classes at CPI Monteverde and one week of classes at CPI Heredia. Classes are 4 hours per day Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Tours and activities are scheduled for weekday afternoons following classes and weekends and most include lunch.
Activities are not scheduled for evenings so that the student has time for homework and to visit with their host family.
Students will take an assessment test and have an interview to determine their Spanish proficiency for class placement. Group classes consist of 2-4 persons. Private classes for the two weeks are available for an additional $250.

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

The cost of the trip is $1855 and includes tuition for one week of classes at CPI MONTEVERDE and one week of classes at CPI HEREDIA, homes-stay, breakfast, dinner, laundry service each week, tours/activities, airport transfers and most lunches.
MONTEVERDE AND HEREDIA ACTIVITIES include all activities, private transportation, entrance fees and professional guide or CPI chaperone.
Please note, costs not included are:
Airfare, approximately 3 lunches, tips (while appreciated are completely at the discretion of the accompanying professor), personal purchases, such as snacks souvenirs, etc., travel/health insurance. It is recommended that students bring about $200 emergency money or a credit card for emergencies.
The full amount is due by May 31st. Cancellation Policy: Three weeks prior to the arrival of the group no refunds will be granted.

For additional information or questions please contact
Pastor Susan Schnelle at
512-836-8560 or email:

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

June 18-22 2018
8:45am-12 Noon

Gethsemane Vacation Bible School invites all children age 3 by June 18, 2018 and including those completing 6th grade. 6th graders may also choose to assist as a volunteer. 7th graders and older are invited to sign up to assist with VBS as volunteers.

You are invited to volunteer, even if you can only assist one day. We need help in the craft area, preparing and serving snacks, the storytelling room, games, and being a guide to lead the children from one area to another. Please note on the registration form which day you can assist and in which activity you would prefer to help. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and make a difference in the lives of children.

Gethsemane is grateful to all who lead Vacation Bible School.
Each day, the person picking up their
child(ren) after VBS must come in to the narthex to sign them out for the day with their group leader.

Our Hearts
Luke 24:13-35
The walk to Emmaus

Our Identity-“Ollie”
Acts 9:1-18
The conversion of Saul

Our Purpose-“Shiloh & Gracy”
Matthew 25:31-46
The parable of the king,
the sheep and the goats

Our Community
“Lazarus, Lillie & Lilo”
Matthew 15:21-28
The Canaanite woman

Our Perspective
Luke 15:11-32
The parable of the prodigal father and the wayward son

Gethsemane Lutheran
200 West Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78752