Category Archives: Easter

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

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

 

Art Exhibit Reception

Third Annual Gabriel Loire Art Exhibit
began Friday, April 21st
closing reception Saturday, May 20th 3-5 p.m
at Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Austin, Texas

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.

Holy Week Worship

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY, APRIL 9
BLESSING OF THE QUILTS
8:15 a.m.       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

Easter Season Midweek Connections

WEDNESDAY MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS

March 30 – April 20, 2016

11:00 a.m. Adult Confirmation Bible Study with Pastor Susie
12 Noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
5:30–6:30 Supper ($5 each; $15 family) (MPR)
5:45–7:10 Youth Dinner Theatre Stage Setup and Rehearsal
6:00–8:45 Baby sitting available
6:15–7:10 Conversation with Pastor Gronberg, confirmation, English as a Second Language, 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 April 27th