Category Archives: Events

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!

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.

Cap 10k Worship/Run

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.”

 

18th Annual Golf Tournament

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 ngelicalundquist@glcmchildcare.org for sponsorships and more information.

 

English and Spanish Classes / Clases de Inglés y Español

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

Thursdays 6:00 pm —7:30 pm
CLASSES ARE FREE

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
y
Español como
Segundo lenguaje
Clases
Jueves 6:00 pm—7:30 pm
CLASES GRATIS
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

SCHEDULE
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.

TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
MONTEVERDE
Cloud Forest Hike
Café Monteverde Coffee Tour
Life Monte Verde Volunteership
Sky Trek (hanging bridges or
canopy zip-line)

HEREDIA
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

COST
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:
pastorschnelle@gethsemaneaustin.org