Category Archives: Events

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)

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, March 1st with the Christian faithful receiving ashes and meditating at the Gethsemane altar 7-8am, 11:30am to noon and 5:30-7pm. Ash Wednesday Eucharist 12 noon and 7p.m.

Family of Gethsemane Retreat

February 25 – 26 is the 35th annual retreat at Camp Chrysalis (near Kerrville, Texas) for the Family of Gethsemane. Please consider being part of the fun!

The theme: “Transformed by Grace on the Mountain” —Matthew 17:1-9. Registration forms/information available in the narthex.

This is a very special opportunity for friends and all members of the congregational family: singles, couples, those with and without children, from the very young to the not so young in years, but all young in spirit.

All are “Called by Grace” to come enjoy a relaxed, informal time, to share thoughts, histories, dreams, conversations, laughter, songs, the bread and wine of communion, the fresh air of the hill country, and good food.

“Led by Faith”, you may climb to the cross on the mountain, read your Bibles, play, eat, visit, and rock on the porch.

“Welcoming All to Share God’s Love”, we will meet new friends and have time to relax and be with those we may not know so well. This is a great event to invite friends to share in the family life of Gethsemane.

Please print the 2017 Family of Gethsemane Retreat Brochure and return to Dar, Belinda or Pastor Susie by February 21st.


Wednesday Midweek Connections


January 18 – February 22, 2017

11:00 a.m. Adult Faith Conversations with Pastor Gronberg & Pastor Schnelle
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 Adult Faith Conversations with Pastor Gronberg, Confirmation with Pastor Schnelle, conversational Spanish and Children/Youth activities for PreK-12th grade
7:15–7:30 Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30–7:45 Mentors & Confirmands
7:45–8:45 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)