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Pentecost: Birthday of the Church and Youth Led Worship

The Festival of Pentecost, fifty days after Easter, celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit calling the church community into life. Pentecost is the third major festival in the life of the church catholic. Gethsemane calls the names of persons baptized into the “one holy catholic and apostolic church” through congregational ministry since Pentecost, 2017. May the Triune God: Creator, Redeemer, Spirit bless the baptized to live the faith of the holy, catholic church giving witness to their identity as people of the eternal promise.

GETHSEMANE YOUTH LEAD PENTECOST WORSHIP
May 20th, Gethsemane youth, led by high school seniors, will lead the community in Pentecost worship. Graduating seniors and Sunday School teachers will be recognized at a reception during the Sunday School hour, 9:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room. All are welcome!

Mother’s Day Pictures

Remember to have your pictures taken with mother on Mother’s Day. These pictures are displayed on the Gethsemane Women of the ELCA Bulletin Board. Worship with mother on Mother’s Day-May 13th. Rev. Richard Hartmann, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America , will present the mission of Food For The Poor during worship and the Adult SCS Class. Consider giving a gift for this ministry in honor of/memory of your mother on this special day.

MDA Muscle Walk 2018

Gethsemane members Lester & Lois Johnson invite the community to participate in the annual 2018 Muscular Dystrophy Muscle Walk, Saturday April 28, 9:00 am, Barton Creek Mall. This is another opportunity for Gethsemane congregants to “make a difference” during the 50 Day Easter Festival. The walk and sponsorships “For the Love of Justin” (this is the 14th year) give evidence to the solidarity Gethsemane expresses to Lester & Lois and their beautiful family. See you Saturday!

Easter Season Wed. Midweek Connections

EASTER SEASON WED. MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS
April 4-May 2, 2018
11:00 a.m. Adult Confirmation Bible Study with Pastor Gronberg and/or Pastor Susie
12 Noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
5:30–6:30 Supper ($5 each; $15 family) (MPR)
6:00–8:45 Baby sitting available
6:15–7:10 Conversation with Pastor Gronberg, confirmation, conversational Spanish and
Youth activities for PreK-12th grade
7:15–7:30 Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30–7:45 Mentors & Confirmands
7:45–8:40 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)

CONFIRMATION BANQUET MAY 9

UT Austin/Gethsemane Serve Thailand 2018

Another group of intelligent and caring students from the University of Texas-Austin are preparing themselves for the trip of a lifetime: serving the people of Thailand. Gethsemane Lutheran will partner again with Projects for Underserved Communities in making a difference for the people in Thailand. Through the leadership of Gethsemane members Mary Lou Newman and Khem Saythongkham along with faculty members from the university, these students have designed the 2018 project to be completed this summer. The students will be sharing personal stories and the project with Gethsemane members during the Easter Wednesday Connections April 11th and 25th. Do you want to know more about this ministry? The history is a story of Gethsemane and the Saythongkham family coming to Austin and Laos/Thailand. You will learn about the students and this ministry on Wednesdays April 11th and 25th.

Men in Mission Trip to Austin Energy-Mueller Energy Center

Men in Mission tour the Austin Energy Mueller Energy Center on Thursday, April 19. This facility provides electric power, chilled water and heating for the Seton Dell Children’s Medical Center and other local
customers. Note that a waiver for must be signed and submitted for a background check to enter this facility. See e-mail and provide form to Jack Westerman. During fellowship, Robert Youens will present his 79 day solo journey in a kayak down the entire length of the Mississippi River. Coffee, donuts 9:00am, Music Room. For details and signup, see Men in Mission Bulletin Board.