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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:

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, February 14th with the Christian faithful receiving ashes and meditating at the Gethsemane altar 7-8am, 11:30am to noon and 5:30-7pm. Time of Reflection, Meditation, Preparation for Lenten journey – 12 noon and 7p.m.

Ministry Fair & Fiesta

Gethsemane Lutheran members and members of the surrounding community come together to enjoy all the ministries at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

Following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy, everyone is invited to the Ministry Fair/Fiesta:

  • Valley Women’s Co-op
  • Fair Trade holiday shopping
  • Live mariachi music
  • Lunch
  • Raffle items
  • Children’s games
  • entertainment

Please come and share in this time celebrating ministries of the congregation and renewing commitment to 2018 ministry. Everyone is needed! Everyone has talents, time and treasure for ministry.

Reserve the date: Nov. 12

Gethsemane VBS

The annual Gethsemane Lutheran Vacation Bible School June 19-23, 8:45 a.m.-12 noon.

Theme: A Mighty Fortress: Truth Be Told.

Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry students and staff will participate. Plan to enroll by June 14th. Adults are invited to volunteer, even if you can only assist one day. Help in the craft area, music, prepare and serve snacks, the storytelling room, games, or being a guide to lead the children from one area to another. Please note on the registration form which days you can assist and in which activity you would prefer to help.

This is an opportunity to make new friends and make a difference in the lives of children.

Youth Dinner Theatre

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dinner at 5 pm; Show at 6 pm
Live & Silent Auctions

Make plans to enjoy “Something’s Coming,” another entertaining and engaging show written by Lane Holmstrom and performed by our very talented Gethsemane Youth. Tickets include dinner and show, and there will be lots of silent and live auction items that you can bid on. Thanks for supporting our youth and continuing this joyful tradition.


Tickets $15

Thank You for supporting the Gethsemane Youth

Lenten Midweek Connections


March 8 – April 5, 2017

11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study (Parlor)
12 Noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
5:30 p.m. Lenten Soup (MPR)
6:15 p.m. Conversation with Pastor Gronberg, Confirmation with Pastor Susie, conversational Spanish and Youth activities for PreK-12th grade
7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30 p.m. Mentors & Confirmands
7:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)