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Gethsemane Lutheran Adults Dining Out for Food, Fun and Fellowship Tuesday, October 9th, 7 pm, PF Chang’s, 10114 Jollyville Rd.  Jack & Judy Westerman are your hosts. There is always room at the table!


Fall Midweek Connections

11:00 a.m. Faith Conversations with Pastors Gronberg & Schnelle
12 Noon  Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
5:30–6:30 Supper ($5 per person) (MPR)
6:15–7:10 Faith Conversations with Pastor Gronberg, Confirmation class with Pastor Susie, and Children/Youth activities (PreK-12th grade)
7:15–7:30 Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30–7:45 Mentors & Confirmands
7:45–8:45 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)

Meals for each Wednesday are as follows:

Meals prepared by Kelly Hardage beginning Sep 26.

Let Linda Dunahoo know if you can bring a dessert or help with clean-up: or call 512-926-6504.

Wednesday, Sept. 19th   Meal prepared by the Spanish Immersion Travelers      COSTA RICA NIGHT!

Roasted Chicken with Rice

Tossed Salad

Black Beans


Wednesday, Sept. 26th  SWEDISH NIGHT!

Swedish Meatballs

Honeymoon Salad

Boiled Red Potatoes with Parsley


Rye Bread

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd   GERMAN NIGHT!

Bratwurst and Hot Dogs

German Potato Salad

Red Cabbage


Pumpernickel Rye

Wednesday, Oct. 10th   ITALIAN NIGHT!

Lasagna with Meat

Vegetarian Lasagna

Tossed Salad

Green Beans

Garlic Bread

Wednesday, Oct. 17th  BAKED POTATO BAR!

Baked Potatoes with All the Fixins:

Chili, Bacon Bits, Chives, Butter, Sour Cream

Fresh Fruit Salad

Corn Bread

Wednesday, Oct. 24th  MEXICAN NIGHT!

Taco Soup

Honeymoon Salad

Veggie Crudite

Cheese Quesadillas

Corn Chips

[No Midweek Connections on Halloween]


Tuna Casserole

Gelatin Salads


Dinner Rolls and Butter

Wednesday, Nov. 14th  CASUAL COOKING NIGHT!

Sloppy Joes

Raw Veggie Tray

Baked Beans

Potato Chips

GLCM Spirit Nights

A new opportunity to support Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry started in August with dining opportunity at The Austin Daily Press. Owners of this restaurant, the Knef family, a GLCM  family, commenced Spirit Night inviting  parents, families, and GLCM friends to dine at their eatery. $165 was raised. Upcoming Spirit Nights: October 2nd, Freebirds; November 6th, Chili’s;  December 4th, Amy’s Ice Cream/Phil’s Ice House. A percentage of sales is given to GLCM when you mention Spirit Night at checkout. Gethsemane members with  a Randall’s Remarkable Card are encouraged to link your card to GLCM’s number 1588 and Randall’s will pay them a percentage of the total! Looking Ahead…..Mark your calendars– the Annual GLCM Fall Festival  Saturday, November 3rd, 10am-1pm, Multi-Purpose Room and north lawn:  Game booths, food, raffle, live music, face painting,  much more. This will be a time to bring the Gethsemane church community, children’s ministry families, alumni and the neighborhood  together. Save November 3rd, everyone is invited! For more information or to volunteer your time, please contact Angelica Lundquist at


Holy Cross Lutheran Rockport Rededication

Through the leadership of Gethsemane member Mary Lou Newman, chair of the Poverty & Justice Task Force Southwestern Texas Synod, in kind assistance and financial support has been given to Holy Cross Lutheran of Rockport. The congregation sustained over $1,000,000 in damage from Hurricane Harvey. Mary Lou and husband Terry along with others from the synod have worked numerous times to help the congregation. On Sunday, September 30th, Holy Cross will have a rededication service at 10:30 am in their refurbished church. Terry & Mary Lou will represent Gethsemane Lutheran expressing the privilege to share with the Holy Cross community as they rededicate their sanctuary and ministry.   At 3 pm, there will be an Open House  to see all of the finished work and to celebrate. For more information speak with Mary Lou or Pastor Karl  Gronberg.


Stained Glass Windows

Pastor Karl & Sharon Gronberg and Ron & Gail Tigue  will have dinner this week with  Laura Buchner, an architecture conservator in New York City. Laura was awarded a fellowship enabling her to pursue her interest in the fabrication of the Gabriel Loire windows. She has visited the Loire family in Chartres, France. Annie Loire encouraged Laura to see the Gethsemane windows. In visiting with Pastor Gronberg prior to her visit to Austin,   Laura was given information on the history of the Gethsemane windows and the warm, friendly relationship of the Gethsemane community with the Loire family. Laura will visit with Pastor and Ron, chairman of the expansion of  chancel and clerestory windows,  as well as visiting the Gethsemane sanctuary to view the windows  up close. Those  having served  on the Gethsemane SGW Committees: Bert Magnuson, Chairman, R.H. Dickerson, Frank Allen, C. Curtis Anderson, LeeRoy Johnson, Philip Nelson, George Wendlandt, Pastor M.L. Lundquist-1963 Sanctuary Building Committee; Ron Tigue, Chairman, Frank Allen, Karl Borman, Toni Ericson, Shirley Lundgren, Bert Magnuson, Dean Zellmer, Pastor Karl Gronberg- Chancel Stained Glass Window Committee; Ron Tigue, Chairman, Karl Borman, Dan Lundquist, Ray Marek, Donna Olson, Grace Rehnborg, Dean Zellmer, Pastor Karl Gronberg-Clerestory Stained Glass Window Committee What a blessing the Gethsemane have been to past decades of believers; what a blessing they are to the church community today and what a blessing they will be to future generations.  To God be the Glory!


Drive A Senior Fundraiser

Gethsemane member Tony Venza is a leader with the Drive A SeniorNorth Central. Gethsemane Lutheran is a charter member of this ministry with the goal of helping senior adults to stay in their homes by providing needed transportation. Due to recent federal government delays in funding senior citizen transportation services such as Drive A Senior, Gethsemane Lutheran was asked to provide “extra” financial support. Through the Carl & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation a gift was given to enable this vital ministry to meet their staff obligations. Tony,  the staff of Drive a Senior and the people they serve express their thanks. Gethsemane Lutheran will host  their annual Fundraiser, September 22nd, 4 pm. The Coordinating Committee have met with Pastor Karl Gronberg and Tony Venza  to plan the event. They will be using the MPR and kitchen. Gethsemane members are encouraged to “Save the Date” to support this ministry to senior adults.


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.