Category Archives: Events

Advent Wednesdays

ADVENT WEDNESDAYS
November 30th, December 7th & 14th
Advent soup prepared by Viola Hall & Tim Huston
served at 5:30pm

Learning & Fellowship for all ages

Confirmands meet with Pastor Schnelle @6pm

Adults will meet with Pastor Gronberg and special guests sharing their Advent stories.

“Holden Evening Prayer” Eucharist @7pm
Confirmands meet with their mentors after service

Come light the Advent candles in preparation
for the twelve days of Christmas!

Thanksgiving Eve Youth-Led Service

For over forty years, Gethsemane youth have prepared an annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship.

7:00pm Holy Communion

The spirit of Thanksgiving is to give and Gethsemane congregants are invited to bring food items for the Gethsemane Food Pantry and 2017 commitments of Time, Talents, Treasure.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good”

3rd Annual Ministry Fair / Chili Cook-Off

Christ The King Sunday concludes the church year. This is the time for the Gethsemane community to look to the past giving thanks for faithful stewards and look to the future encouraging every person within the Gethsemane Lutheran community to make a pledge commitment for 2017 ministries.

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

  • over 25 pots of chili to sample;
  • over 25 ministries featured;
  • NEW MUGS THIS YEAR – $5 each;
  • Fair Trade holiday shopping;
  • Live music PLUS
  • the 3rd Annual Viola’s Bake-Off for all ages!
  • PRIZES.

Please come and share in this time celebrating ministries of the congregation and renewing commitment to 2017 ministry. Everyone is needed! Everyone has talents, time and treasure for ministry.

Reserve the date: Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 20

Theology on Tap

Sunday, November 6, 7:30pm,
4th Tap Brewing Co-op, 10615 Metric Blvd.

Come for a cold drink, fellowship and casual faith conversation. Just look for a table tent with Martin Luther holding a beer mug…that’ll be us!

The conversation is open to anyone regardless of church membership or faith affiliation, so please invite your friends!

We meet the first Sunday of every month, so if you can’t make it this month make plans to attend next month. Cheers!

All Saints’ Sunday

The names of persons having received the final commendation of the baptized community since All Saints Sunday, 2015 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:

  • Charles Lynn Barker (10/27/2015)
  • Rocio Alejandra Hernandez (10/30/2015)
  • Manuel Ciriaco Garza (11/3/2015)
  • Donald Wayne Snowden, Sr. (11/19/2015)
  • Eunice Elaine Swening Waller (12/10/2015)
  • Gwendolyn “Gwen” Johnson Ericson (12/17/2015)
  • John “Duke” Grover Whitcomb (1/10/2016)
  • Pauline May Clunis Jones (1/17/2016)
  • Glen Allen Courtright (1/22/2016)
  • Susan Loretta Nichol (2/8/2016)
  • Sylvia Christina May (1/14/2016)
  • Barbara “Babs” Kelly Warren (2/6/2016)
  • Rachael Elizabeth Floca Hernandez (2/13/2016)
  • Wyatt “Sonny” Ashley Driskell (3/6/2016)
  • Frances Ann Hyltin Bornemann (3/3/2016)
  • Karin Corbett Ozuna (3/3/2016)
  • Stanley Malcolm Berkman (3/8/2016)
  • Clifford Kite (2/22/2016)
  • Martha Dehrlein Johnson (3/30/2016)
  • Kitty Claude Deane (5/5/2016)
  • Sandra “Sandy” Gail Wrubel Jones (5/7/2016)
  • Joyce Lillian Hudson Kingsbury (5/8/2016)
  • Clarence Monte Anderson (5/17/2016)
  • Claude Lane Gann (6/5/2016)
  • Ronald Godwin (6/7/2016)
  • Daniel Kurt Lambert (5/21/2016)
  • Chizuko M. Morita Adams (7/5/2016)
  • Arthur Connor (8/16/2016)
  • Robena Leona Hodgson Rushing (9/3/2016)
  • Robert Brice Mosley, Jr. (9/20/2016)
  • Kileen “Kay” Marie Menem Freitag (9/29/2016)
  • Phat So (10/3/2016)
  • Rose Marie Stenson Jones (9/11/2016)

“For all the saints who from their labors rest. All who by faith before the world confessed.”

Oktoberfest

Gethsemane member Tony Venza, congregational representative to the Drive a Senior –North Central Austin, invites Gethsemane members and friends to the annual “Oktoberfest” fundraiser Thursday, October 13, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at UUC of Austin 4700 Grover Ave.

Gethsemane is a charter member of Drive a Senior: Faith in Action Network. This senior adult ministry assists Austin residents to stay in their homes during the aging process by providing transportation to medical and other appointments without charge to the senior.

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Food, refreshments, entertainment by “Just for Fun Bunch” and one raffle ticket included
with ticket purchase.

Gethsemane Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Quilters have donated one of their beautiful quilts.

To purchase tickets visit bit.ly/DriveOct or call the Drive a Senior office (512-453-2273) or contact Tony (512-809-9974)

Thanks to Tony Venza and previous Gethsemane Board Members Ria Corbett, Gloria Cooper and the late Herb Zipperian.

Theology on Tap

Sunday, October 2, 7:30pm,
4th Tap Brewing Co-op, 10615 Metric Blvd.

Come for a cold drink, fellowship and casual faith conversation. Just look for a table tent with Martin Luther holding a beer mug…that’ll be us!

The conversation is open to anyone regardless of church membership or faith affiliation, so please invite your friends!

We meet the first Sunday of every month, so if you can’t make it this month make plans to attend next month. Cheers!