The annual Gethsemane Lutheran Confirmation Banquet Wednesday, May 9th, 7 pm Multi-Purpose Room recognizing 7th/8th graders having completed confirmation instruction for this year. Gethsemane youth having completed the 6th grade and entering the 7th grade in the fall will be welcomed into the catechetical program. Ezra Spielvogel will give his senior reflection. All are welcome!
The Abundant Life Art Exhibit, commemorating the life of Gabriel Loire, creator of the Gethsemane Stained Glass Windows will feature art from Gethsemane members and friends and visual images in honor of the late, beloved Dr. Martin Lutheran King, Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of his death. Contact Pehr Smith or Pastor Karl Gronberg for information.
Gethsemane Lutheran Adults Dine Out for Food, Fun and Fellowship Tuesday, May 8th, 7 p.m., Hao-Q Asian Kitchen (3742 Far West Blvd. #113). Tom & Donna Kelly are hosts. All are welcome!
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
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
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 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.
Gethsemane Lutheran Adults Dining Out for Food, Fellowship & Fun Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm, Red Lobster, across from Gethsemane. Hosted by the Hortons. Enjoy this time with the Gethsemane members growing in community.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorships and more information.