Join us and GLCM for their Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 5th, Star Ranch. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorships and more information.
Youth Dinner Theater Fundraiser
“AN UNATTRACTIVE MAN” By Lane Holmstrom
Saturday, MAY 4, 2019
Dinner at 5 pm; Show at 6 pm
Live & Silent Auctions
Tickets cost $15 and are on sale now!
Thank You for supporting the Gethsemane Youth
Men in Mission will tour the Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry on Thursday, November 15. Recently renovated, this museum has an extensive collection of exhibits relating to our military forces and particularly WWI and WWII. Lunch follows tour. During Fellowship time, Paul Kronbergs will talk about his life story and journey from Latvia to the U.S and his career. Coffee, donuts Music Room 9:00 AM. Tour departs at 10:00 AM. Sign up Men in Mission Bulletin Board.
Gethsemane Lutheran Adults Dining Out for Food, Fun and Fellowship Tuesday, November 13th, 7 pm, Catfish Parlor, 10910 Research Blvd. Jim & Adelle Buehring are your hosts. There is always room at the table!
The names of persons having received the final commendation of the baptized community since All Saints ‘Sunday, 2017 will be read during 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. festival liturgies. Family members/friends are invited to light a candle in memory of their loved ones. The faith community is blessed by saints having lived their baptism as well as those with whom the Gospel is lived today. All Saints’ Sunday reminds the church community, that by the grace of God, the baptized live and die in God’s mercy and love:
- Prince Dixon (10/28/2017)
- Annemarie Ursula Gasch Haydon (11/1/2017)
- David E. Williamson (11/6/2017)
- Rachel Martinez (11/15/2017)
- Sigvard “Siggy” Dahl, Jr. (11/6/2017)
- Clarence Helmuth Jaster (11/19/2017)
- Diana Kelsey (12/3/2017)
- Kody Robert Hampton (12/16/2017)
- Sharon Utz Kite (12/29/2017)
- Carol Lynn Ellerthorpe Malin (1/1/2018)
- Marilyn S. Winters Smith (1/2/2018)
- Don Ray Swenson (1/9/2018)
- Haynes Roger Lagerquist (1/14/2018)
- Agnes Roberts Coker Nelson (1/16/2018)
- Janice Marie McGarry (1/22/2018)
- John Gunnar Morlberg (1/24/2018)
- Dennis Paul Burroughs (2/1/2018)
- Adrian Glenn Smith (3/7/2018)
- Joe Callahan (3/12/2018)
- Jimmy “Jim” Jay Werchan (3/31/2018)
- Mary Jo Hindman (4/23/2018)
- Edna Pauline Lundgren Kroll Schilling (4/23/2018)
- Gladys Christine Hanson (5/24/2018)
- Nathan Hazelton (5/28/2018)
- Gwendolyn Lindgren (6/3/2018)
- Delbert L. Hladik (6/16/2018)
- Odiene “Dean” William Zellmer (6/18/2018)
- Dawn M. Velasquez (7/8/2018)
- Lucia Rose Vasquez (8/13/2018)
- Amy Ray Cody Smith (8/19/2018)
- Mable “Mae” Maxine Collins (9/5/2018)
- Lucy Lee Speaker Grant (9/22/2018)
- Linda-Marie Schulz (10/4/2018)
- Stuart Nelson Henry (10/11/2018)
“For all the saints who from their labors rest. All who by faith before the world confessed.”
Since 1973, Reformation Sunday has been designated the Sunday when Gethsemane youth are invited to Affirm their Baptism in the Rite of Confirmation. Reformation Sunday is celebrated by the Lutheran/Reformation community as the Sunday to focus “on the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ-the good news– that makes us free!” The Reformation community prays for the Holy Spirit to continue uniting the church catholic in proclamation and witness for all the world to hear of the grace of God. In the blessed sacrament of “Holy Baptism, the people of God are made one body;” giving thanks for Dr. Martin Luther and all the reformers past and present. Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scripture, Solo Christo, Soli Deo Gloria. The Gethsemane Sanctuary Choir, directed by Michael Harrison assisted by pianist Patience Jones are preparing special music for the Reformation celebration. Bellissimo, directed by JoAnn Gerbig, join with invited instrumentalists, Gethsemane organist Margaret Manz, and vocalists Dar Joy Krenek, Lee Schnelle add their musical gifts to the Reformation celebration in honor of the 2018 confirmands and in gratitude to God for the Good News of the Lutheran Reformation of 1517. Gethsemane youth, having completed two years of study/participation in Gethsemane Lutheran confirmation ministry will affirm their baptism Sunday, October 28: Ryan Scott Bohls-January 4, 2004; Katherine Elaine Errett-January 30, 2005; Luke Davis Lundquist-January 18, 2004; Brendan Beckham Raymond-June 20, 2004. Confirmation mentors John Foster, Belinda Malin, Rodger Anderson and Gordon Feller present confirmands. Family members present a candle, symbolic of confirmands baptismal candle. Continuing a Gethsemane tradition of four plus decades, the confirmands introduce family members during the 9:30 a.m. SCS Hour. These baptized Christians claim their family faith heritage by affirming their gratitude for the nurturing they have received on their faith journey since baptism. Congratulations parents, grandparents, and extended family for encouraging the Gethsemane Lutheran 2018 Confirmation Class to live their baptismal birthright.
“To God Be The Glory!”
2018 FALL SEASON
WEDNESDAYS, SEPT. 19-NOV. 14
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: LoneStarPGM@austin.rr.com or call 512-926-6504.
Wednesday, Sept. 19th Meal prepared by the Spanish Immersion Travelers COSTA RICA NIGHT!
Roasted Chicken with Rice
Wednesday, Sept. 26th SWEDISH NIGHT!
Boiled Red Potatoes with Parsley
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd GERMAN NIGHT!
Bratwurst and Hot Dogs
German Potato Salad
Wednesday, Oct. 10th ITALIAN NIGHT!
Lasagna with Meat
Wednesday, Oct. 17th BAKED POTATO BAR!
Baked Potatoes with All the Fixins:
Chili, Bacon Bits, Chives, Butter, Sour Cream
Fresh Fruit Salad
Wednesday, Oct. 24th MEXICAN NIGHT!
[No Midweek Connections on Halloween]
Wednesday, Nov. 7th OLD SCHOOL LUTHERAN NIGHT!
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Wednesday, Nov. 14th CASUAL COOKING NIGHT!
Raw Veggie Tray
A new opportunity to support Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry with dining opportunities. Upcoming Spirit Nights: 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 email@example.com.
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.
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!